Trend alert: Hygge, the Danish way of life

In the last couple of years, you probably came across a certain word: Hygge. This word pronounced “hoo-ga” is a Danish way of life, translated by a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. This national obsession with all things cozy is amongst the reasons why Denmark is always at the top of the list of the world’s happiest countries. If you would like to adopt this mindset, here are 5 key principles to embrace starting right at this moment!

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Give real importance to small things

According to hygge, happiness must be collected in small doses, on a daily basis. By recognizing our daily joys, we cultivate a feeling of satisfaction. Inspiring words: appreciation and gratitude.

Focus on the atmosphere

There are places where you feel good, atmospheres that provide us with almost instant well-being and bring out the best in us. Make a list of where you feel good as soon as you step in and create a warm and cozy cocoon at home. Inspiring words: cocooning and comfort.

Living in the present

Taking advantage of the present moment is often difficult to do, but it is practiced in small doses. We get used to doing one thing at a time, more gently. We slow down the pace and try to live the different experiences available to us by being attentive to all our senses. Inspiring words: attention and feeling.

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Pamper yourself

One of the principles of this Danish theory of happiness is to take care of yourself and to offer yourself moments of sweetness. To be happy, you do not always have to put others ahead of you. Think of filling your to-do list with moments of happiness or well-deserved rewards. So, your days are instantly lighter and it’s easier to feel happy! Inspiring words: well-being and pampering.

Cultivate authenticity

Authenticity is being true to others, our feelings and actions. We follow our desires and our impulses. We listen to the little voice inside us: it knows what is good for us when we lose a little of who we are. It helps us reconnect with our values and our happiness. Inspirational words: sincerity, calm and envy.

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