#TheEverydaySpruce Hygge away winter blues


Hyggelig for #TheEverydaySpruce | Growing Spaces & lapinbluSarah-Lou has fallen hard for the Danish concept of Hygge.

“Originating from a Norwegian word meaning ‘well-being’, the definition of Hygge issomewhat open to interpretation – at it’s simplest, it means a sense of cosiness, but this is only a fraction of it’s entirety. In practice, Hygge is a far more holistic approach to creating a sense of community, connection, and warmth; inviting closeness, and caring for ourselves & each other – it’s a feeling of balance cultivated in the spirit of ‘being’ not ‘having’, and an ethos that life should be savoured not survived…” [Sarah-Lou at lapinblu]

For her post this week, she’s suggested how creating Hygge at home can help to banish the winter blues. Out of her list of five, the one that struck a chord with me was ‘Find Your Sanctuary’, to practice ‘Hyggelig,’ meaning to comfort oneself, or to be reflective. Making time to just think is something I find particularly challenging. One thing that I know works for me is getting out of the house go for a walk. I find that I get some of my best ideas when I’m out and about, so I’m looking forward to incorporating it into my daily routine again.

Head over to lapinblu now to read Sarah-Lou’s other thoughts to find out how you can lift your spirits using the Hygge concept.

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1 Comment

  1. February 19, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Do it! So important, I think, and yet often we’re quite hard on ourselves and feel guilt when we shouldn’t x

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