TRY TO RELAX HYGGE STYLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC…

If you haven’t heard all about HYGGE then I would be extremely surprised but basically the word ‘Hygge‘originates from a Norweign word meaning ‘well-being‘. For almost five hundred years, Denmark and Norway were one kingdom, until Denmark lost Norway in 1814. ‘Hygge‘ appeared in written Danish for the first time in the early 1800’s, and the link between hygge and well being or happiness maybe no coincidence. Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey and found in The Little Book of Hygge, The Danish Way to Live Well‘, by Meik Wiking.

Check out these images to help inspire you to create a HYGGE home.

Some ways to create HYGGE at home…
Candles are an absolute must…
Just because you are working from home, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it cosy…
Relaxation in abundance…
Lots of lovely warm throws…

BE HAPPY – TOP 5 HYGGE BOOKS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER…

With all the doom and gloom in the news at the moment we could all do with a pick up, so here’s my top five HYGGE books that will make you feel better.

HYGGE: A Complete Book on Living HYGGE, Bringing Coziness and Happiness in your Life with the Danish art of Happiness – Discovering How to Live Life & Enjoy life’s Simple Pleasures by Marie Lynggaard which was only published yesterday. This book is written to give you practical steps to reduce stress, declutter your life, overcome chaos and propel yourself to real freedom using the principles of hygge. This book will help you become super knowledgeable about Danish philosophy of happiness and well-being even if you are a complete beginner with no hygge experience.

HYGGE : How to live with MINDFULNESS your MINIMALISTIC LIFESTYLE. Discover THE NORDIC DANISH WAY that will give you the reason of happiness and enjoy the habits of living in your COZILY home by Olivia Life, and also only just published on 1st March. Everyone has the secret of his or her joy. However, for that, you have to know yourself well, of course, and know what you want. This book will help you do it. Even if you are stressed and your days are gray, you will learn to smile at life in no time.

THE COSY LIFE WITH HYGGE by Pia Edburg published 1st May 2019. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish cultural concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life with Hygge. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life’s cozy moments! Say goodbye to the winter blues and live a healthier, more centered life.

HYGGE : Comfort & Food For The Soul : A cosy collection of comfort food, drinks & lifestyle recipes for you, your friends & family to enjoy by Cook Nation published in November 2016. I had to include this book with its recipes that will pick you up when your feeling down. Hygge is warm drinks, comfort food, cosy clothes, candles, blankets, conversation, bike rides & walks through the forest. Hygge can be tasted, seen, heard & felt – it affects all our senses. In short it’s about enjoying the simple pleasures in life.

HYGGE In The Early Years by Kimberley Smith published in December 2017. We can’t forget our little ones especially during the very demanding early years. This book is about HYGGE in the early years The Danish approach to life that focuses on living in the moment and enjoying every minute. It’s not about having to buy new things but simply taking the time to enjoy the special every day moments we have. This book will look at how we can embed a little bit more hygge in our day to day teaching and learning with the children and also for ourselves to improve wellbeing and work life balance.

6 OF THE BEST HYGGE CANDLES FOR YOUR HOME…

Candles play a big part in a HYGGE home. All these I have found are from handmade Etsy. Which one is your favourite?

A calming soy scented candle transporting you straight into the woods.
This vanilla soy wax candle smells delicious.
I love this honey soy was candle, it’s the lovely black glass pot it’s in which can be used again and again,
This cosy and warm soy candle is great as a gift.
Finally this lovely thank you friend scented candle.

MONDAY BLUES – GET RID OF IT THE HYGGE WAY…

Have you got that Monday feeling? Try these tips on how to get rid of the blues HYGGE style…



Coffee and comfort to start your day…
Wrapped up in a chunky sweater…
Or working from home in style while cosy in bed…
Always remember to put your comfy warm socks on…
Now your ready for Monday…