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15 ideas to practice the Hygge philosophy

A few years ago I read a book that promised to reveal the secret of happiness. The book is Meik Wiking's Hygge: Find out why the Danes are the happiest in the world and how you can be too.

I admit that I read the book with a bit of suspicion, since the cover and its phrases seemed too commercial and marketing to me. Surprise!

I loved reading. Although he didn't say anything about the other world, his vision of life and the explanation of the Hygge philosophy was something that was very consistent with my way of being. Besides everything that is discussed in the book is very easy to achieve.

For the car, what the heck is hygge? Now I'll explain it to you a little in my own way (how scary).

Put the hygge philosopher into practice. The happiness of small moments

Fun is a danish word with lots of translations. None of them are literal. Basically hygge means or is interpreted as pleasure to enjoy the little moments.

Our Danish friends have taken this word and made it famous. Hygge is a lifestyle that focuses on the small moments of our day to day. And in those small pleasures that go unnoticed.

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Come on, you don't have to go to the Maldives to be happy. Goodness.

You like the smell of freshly wet earth, you feel in heaven while you are in bed reading a book or preparing your favorite recipe. Well that is exactly the Hygge.

Hygge teaches us to pamper ourselves, take care of the details with love and surround yourself with beautiful and quality things.

Put hygge into practice

It sounds a bit strange to tell you to try to enjoy while ironing but, we can incorporate small changes in our tasks to make them more appealing.

Other activities, those which yes our like we can include them more often in our routine. It is these tasks with which we will put hygge into practice. An example is cooking. Cook for yourself, your family, friends, partner, etc.

Hygge brings with it some elements of Danish culture that would be interesting if you took them into account.

*These elements are perfectly adaptable to your needs. Use them as a reference not as a rule.

  • Hot drinks
  • Dim light
  • Comfortable clothes
  • blankets, cushions
  • A book, a movie,….
  • Clean and uncluttered spaces
  • Natural elements such as natural plants and flowers

Now for the funniest part: hygge activities.

15 Ideas to practice the hygge philosophy

  1. Have a picnic
  2. eat on the terrace
  3. go camping
  4. Movie marathon….. romantic, cartoon, based on books, Christmas.
  5. Chocolate with churros at home
  6. sofa, blanket and book
  7. Spend time in nature. Routes
  8. Let's be anti-tech for a day.
  9. Incorporate writing into your life
  10. Make your home a cozy place. order your space
  11. Decorate your house with plants and flowers.
  12. Activities with your pets: routes, games,...
  13. Music tames beasts. Relaxing music
  14. Practice Il Dolce Far Niente or what is the same: the art of doing nothing.

Books About Hygge

  • The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish philosophy of well-being Andrea Valdés García
  • Hygge. happiness in the little things: Find out why the Danes are the happiest in the world and how you can be too.

Can you think of any other activity? Leave it in the comments and get to work with the hygge.

𝒢𝓇𝒶𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓈 𝓅𝑜𝓇 𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓇

3 comentarios en “15 ideas para practicar la filosofía Hygge”

  1. Soy Argentina asique el momento de tomar unos mates se sumaria perfectamente a la lista. 😉

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