“A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)”
Folks who live in the frozen North experience cold Winters. The days and nights can be long and unbearably gloomy. December’s holiday glow helps, but the chill can still spoil our mood. When Winter’s chill gets me down, I look to the Danish for examples of beating the gloom.
Our Danish friends have the Hygge lifestyle. They embrace Winter with fun outdoor activities and take indoor comfort to a whole new level. Here are some tips from the Danish to make your Christmas brighter:
Four Ways to Achieve Hygge This Christmas
Be Warm: Light a fire in the fireplace. Have plenty of pretty candles around the room
Be Fuzzy: Put your fuzzy “couch socks” on and wrap up in a warm blanket
Be Festive: Enjoy eggnog, spiced tea, mulled wine and other favorite seasonal treats
Be Light: Read a good book or enjoy a favorite holiday movie. Play board games with friends. Do an activity that will lighten your mood
Be Positive. Be Happy. Be Well.