Living the Hygge Life

hygge life



Have you heard of the Danish trend of hygge. I’m not really sure how to pronounce the word, and in realty there is no literal translation, but a simple Google search will provide you with endless photos of cozy fireplaces, furry blankets, cuddles with loved ones – you get the idea. Much like the ones I’ve curated today.

In fact, if you had to define hygge, it would refer to a feeling of enjoying the simple pleasures of life. A feeling of coziness, or calm contentment. But I think most importantly, it’s an awareness and openness to this feeling- an acceptance of enjoying the simple pleasures. I hate to speak for everyone, but I haven’t met a person in my lifetime that isn’t striving for this feeling. Even if they are consumed with the hustle and bustle of corporate life, isn’t that motivation complemented nicely by a quiet evening at home?

My hygge life can be described by simple nights at home with David, after we’ve put Finn to bed. It’s the feeling I get when Juneau cuddles up on my lap. It’s a long phone call with my mom. It’s watching my Dad fall in love with being a grandfather. It’s a delicious homemade dinner, a quiet commute into work, and learning that people I love are accomplishing their dreams.

So, I want to challenge you today. Find your hygge and really think about how you feel when you are divulging in one of your simple pleasures. Embrace that feeling! I truly believe that memories are made in these small moments.

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