Your attitude towards life has a major impact on your ability to see and embrace your blessings. Be grateful, be positive…and celebrate!
Wellbeing and happiness are key elements of hygge. Hygge encourages you to live well and notice the small joys along the way. There’s more to it than surrounding yourself with cozy things and wrapping yourself in snuggly blankets. It’s your mindset that’s equally – or even more – important. You don’t need all kinds of extraordinary events in your life to be happy. Hygge is really more about feeling a general contentment on a day-to-day base than living your life from one high to the next.
Hygge is all about being present in the here and now and savouring the moment. Unplug. Switch off. When you’re always ‘on’, there’s a good chance you won’t even notice a hyggelig moment when it’s right in front of you. Put down phones, turn off the TV, put away your to do list and get rid of everything that prevents you from taking in this very moment.
It’s a good habit to regularly stop and think about what you’re thankful for. If you’re focused on what you don’t have, you’ll never be happy. Start a gratitude journal and write down three things every day that you’re thankful for. Also express your gratitude towards others. Write a thank you note to somebody who changed your life or bring a loved one flowers for being there for you.
With all that’s going on in the world, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that things will turn for the better. But let’s not forget that there are a lot of good things in the world, too. You can choose to focus on what’s going well in the world and your personal life. Try to make a positive difference and remember that energy flows where attention goes. Celebrate small wins and be proud how far you’ve come.
A lot of people struggle with the fast pace of life and balancing responsibilities at home and at work these days. If you have trouble relaxing and feel guilty about not spending enough quality time on yourself or your loved ones, it’s time to revise your priorities and put self-care on top. Spend a day on your own, take a long bath, reflect on your life goals and adjust if necessary.
One very important rule for a hygge mindset: No. Drama. There’s no room for talking politics, negativity, showing off or going head to head about some controversial topic. For a moment we put all that aside and we focus on the things that unite us. We savour the peacefulness of the moment.