defines HYGGE (hoo-ga) as “A Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness
and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.” Never heard the word? Google it and you’ll
find plenty of references to this somewhat trendy notion.
a perfect place to explore the concept of hygge. While hygge can be experienced
any time of the year, Wisconsin fall and winter seasons are custom made for it.
As we move into the darker and chillier times of the year, some of us find it
to be a little bit of a negative slide mentally. If that’s the case for your
family, consider making a commitment to adopt a more hygge-like lifestyle.
So what are
some of the simple pleasures that can help create this “comfortable
conviviality?” Following are some easy ideas – part of the charm of hygge is
out the candlesAdd
some pillows to your cozy placesWear
your slippers as much as possibleAdd
some soft area rugsPut
on the sweatpants and hoodies!Treat
yourself to fingerless glovesMake
yourself a favorite “goodie”Light
a fire in the fireplace or firepitEnjoy
some relaxing musicCurl
up with a book or a favorite movieTake
a nature walkBake
time with a small group of family or friendsShare
a meal with someoneMake
soup or chiliDig
out the fondue potCozy
up with your dog or cat
Like the idea of hygge and want to know more? Check your library, bookstore, Facebook sites or Amazon for some easy and entertaining quick reads. Put on your sweatpants first.