Warm sweaters, warm fires, comfortable bedding, fuzzy slippers—we all know what cozy means: physical comfort.
In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Candlelight (the Danes love them), warm fires (it’s cold there), picnics (they have beautiful parks), hikes and bike rides (moderate exercise). We will speak Cali and call it good vibes—and we love good vibes! People with good vibes, places with good vibes, days with good vibes…and yes—anything can have good vibes! We are committed to gravitating towards them. Hence our hashtag #attractinghealth
We will make the leap and call hygge foundational health. A healthy spirit. The importance to our mental and physical health to take the time to set up comfort, slow down, and consciously spend time with people, who also offer happiness and comfort, is critical to your daily routine. This is your daily meditation. From creating peace in your space to your thoughts, to enjoying good people—health and longevity comes from an attitude. I think it’s interesting how often we ignore this emotion in the west. There is a reason that the Danish are one of the healthiest, happiest cultures on earth—and perhaps it’s hygee.
We (or those reading this site) might not be eating Danishes (?—had to) for breakfast, but if you’re gulping a green smoothie down in an atmosphere of chaos, well, that’s not very hygee, cozy, or healthy. It’s stressful!
It seems like the Danish know how to design, and know how to live. We’ll be adopting hygge for life.