Updated: Dec 20, 2020
Hygge is a mood, A mood that aligns perfectly with Winter Solstice energies. It literally only requires consciousness, a certain slowness, and ease.
Hygge is “an art of creating intimacy” (either with yourself, family, friends, and your home). While there’s no one word or simple definition to describe hygge, several can be used interchangeably to describe the "vibe" of hygge such as coziness, ease, charm, happiness, ‘contentness’, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simpleness.
A "Hygge" vibe was created by Danish cultures that experienced cold and sometimes harsh winter seasons whilst trying to survive boredom, cold, dark, and sameness.
The undefinable feeling of hygge was a way for them to find moments of lightness and celebration, a way to break up the mundane or harshness of the season. With so many cold, dark, days, the simple act of lighting a candle and enjoying a cup of coffee could make a huge difference to one’s spirit.
By creating simple rituals without effort such as making a hot cup of cocoa with a splash of Bailys a few evenings a week, to stopping at the flower shop once per week, to cozying up with the family by the fire with cozy thick blankets, to taking a nice hot bath, the Danes were able to see both the domestic and personal life as an art form and not drudgery to get away from. They incorporate hygge into their daily life, so it becomes a natural extension rather than a forced and stressful event.
Whether it’s making coffee a verb by creating a ritual of making it every morning to a cozy evening in with friends where you’re just enjoying each other’s company to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal, hygge is just about being aware of a good moment. Hygge is contentment, hygge is simple, a perfect Winter Solistice vibe.
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