The days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting colder. Create your own hygge and you might even find yourself looking forward to winter.
By now, you’ve probably heard about hygge - the Danish word for a feeling of coziness and contentedness that doesn’t have an exact translation to English. Here are a few ways to create your own hygge, as the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop.
Create a cozy nook in your apartment or home
Light a candle, bundle up with wool socks under a plush blanket or curl up with a book in your favorite armchair to create your own hyggekrog. Hot chocolate encouraged.
Eat breakfast in bed
Stay under the covers for a few extra minutes and treat yourself to a lazy Sunday in bed. Brew a big pot of coffee or tea, and snuggle up!
One of the important parts of hygge is the idea of introducing it as part of your routine. Take a few minutes before the hustle and bustle of your day begins to meditate and clear your mind. Check out this roundup of the best meditation apps.
Invite friends over for a spa day
Nothing says cozy and content like a day of pampering with your closest friends! Break out the lemon water and cucumber slices. Glamour has 13 DIY tips to create the mood.
Bake warm treats
You know the feeling when you walk into a house and smell freshly baked chocolate chip cookies cooling on the counter? Yeahhh. Here are 39 cookie recipes to get you started.
Enjoy an outdoor activity
There’s no rule that hygge can only happen inside. Bundle up and head to a nearby ice skating rink, hit the best sledding hills in town, or try snowshoeing!
Put on a feel-good movie
Stock up on popcorn and snuggle in for a feel-good movie (or two). This list is bound to give you that warm fuzzy feeling all afternoon.
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