Happy New Year, Hello Hygge!

Hygge

Happy new year!  It's hard to believe we're now in 2017!, It has been a bit quiet here on the blog over the festive period as life events took over but I am glad to be back and refreshed in the new year.

With all the festivities of the holidays now behind, this is the time of year that people tend to focus on achieving some life goals although for some it can be a rather deflating time after all the excitement of recent celebrations. You can be left with a feeling of "what now?" as the tree and decorations are stored away for another year and this is the perfect time to inject some self love and Hygge into your life.

What is this Hygge thing you might ask?, well Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah!) is simply a Danish concept and art form that embraces the little rituals surrounding creating a cozy atmosphere by preparing food, drink and our surroundings in an appreciative way. Hygge is a concept of creating warmth well-being and connection in our lives, creating a sanctuary of cosiness and enjoying in a deliberate way the simple things in everyday life, whether that be alone, with dear friends or close family.

Hygge is a great concept and a good way to beat the winter blues, by deliberately slowing down and lingering on every moment that makes us feel good and cosy inside and brings a warm smile to our hearts and mouths. In my following post I will be touching on some of the ways that you can bring Hygge into your life during this winter and post festive season.

Have you heard of Hygge before?