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Hygge - on your own
How can you create hygge for only yourself? Here are some suggestions Take a walk outside when it is dark and cold. When you are back inside, put on some comfortable and warm clothes and crawl under a warm blanket. In Scandinavia we have something we call koseklær (cosy clothing). These are comfortable, soft and warm clothes - the exact opposite what you wear in business meetings. This can be something like some loose jogging pants and a hoodie - clothes that you earlier did not wear outside your home (before Juicy Couture made it fashionable). Now it spans from the mentioned Juicy Coutire outfits to huge wearable blankets (inspired by the inuitt’s clothes) - anything in between, as long it is soft and warm. Light up the fireplace if you have one. If not, there are lots of alternatives. Just a small warm oven will do, even if it is electric. Find a fireplace video on youtube and watch it on TV or from your computer or tablet. Or just light a candle. Just a small open fire gives you the feeling of warmth. If you don’t like open fire at all, buy some of the battery driven candlelights and let your mind be distracted by the illusion of something warm - this works as well. Find your best chair or «safe place» to crawl into. The feeling of beeing safe is important in hygge. The safe place varies of course for each person, but a soft and deep chair in a corner of your home, away from the windows is always a safe bet ….
Then close your curtains so that no one can look in. The feeling of beeing watch has to be removed. If you are in a place where no one are able to look in, maybe do just the opposite instead - open the curtains and enjoy the (hopefully) bed wather outside and enjoy beeing warm Turn off much of the lights, so that the fireplace or candle lights do much of the lighting scheme. Except maybe a reading light, if you are reading a book or jump into your “hygge hobby”. We have a section about hygge hobbies in these pages, but in short it is something that makes you relax. It can be some kind of reading or listening to your favorite podcast, listen to music, make something with your hands like knitting, crocheing and needlework or solve a puzzle as a few suggestions. Make some snacks or warm drink to enjoy from your chair. Hot chocolate has become the typical cliche hygge drink, but here only your own preference decides. You don’t drink hot chocolate because you then “do hygge”, you drink what you feel for - water, wine, tea, coffee, a soft drink (even with ice) or even a drink if the time is right - or you don’t drink anything. It is all up to you. Set aside plenty of time. In order to relax, it doesn’t work with 10 minutes. Decide to set aside at least two hours to fully relax, and maybe take a nap (but watch your candle lights). With some of these elements in place, we think you are ready for some hygge on your own
Hygge - on your own
How can you create hygge for only yourself? Here are some suggestions Take a walk outside when it is dark and cold. When you are back inside, put on some comfortable and warm clothes and crawl under a warm blanket. In Scandinavia we have something we call koseklær (cosy clothing). These are comfortable, soft and warm clothes - the exact opposite what you wear in business meetings. This can be something like some loose jogging pants and a hoodie - clothes that you earlier did not wear outside your home (before Juicy Couture made it fashionable). Now it spans from the mentioned Juicy Coutire outfits to huge wearable blankets (inspired by the inuitt’s clothes) - anything in between, as long it is soft and warm. Light up the fireplace if you have one. If not, there are lots of alternatives. Just a small warm oven will do, even if it is electric. Find a fireplace video on youtube and watch it on TV or from your computer or tablet. Or just light a candle. Just a small open fire gives you the feeling of warmth. If you don’t like open fire at all, buy some of the battery driven candlelights and let your mind be distracted by the illusion of something warm - this works as well.
Find your best chair or «safe place» to crawl into. The feeling of beeing safe is important in hygge. The safe place varies of course for each person, but a soft and deep chair in a corner of your home, away from the windows is always a safe bet …. Then close your curtains so that no one can look in. The feeling of beeing watch has to be removed. If you are in a place where no one are able to look in, maybe do just the opposite instead - open the curtains and enjoy the (hopefully) bed wather outside and enjoy beeing warm Turn off much of the lights, so that the fireplace or candle lights do much of the lighting scheme. Except maybe a reading light, if you are reading a book or jump into your “hygge hobby”. We have a section about hygge hobbies in these pages, but in short it is something that makes you relax. It can be some kind of reading or listening to your favorite podcast, listen to music, make something with your hands like knitting, crocheing and needlework or solve a puzzle as a few suggestions. Make some snacks or warm drink to enjoy from your chair. Hot chocolate has become the typical cliche hygge drink, but here only your own preference decides. You don’t drink hot chocolate because you then “do hygge”, you drink what you feel for - water, wine, tea, coffee, a soft drink (even with ice) or even a drink if the time is right - or you don’t drink anything. It is all up to you. Set aside plenty of time. In order to relax, it doesn’t work with 10 minutes. Decide to set aside at least two hours to fully relax, and maybe take a nap (but watch your candle lights). With some of these elements in place, we think you are ready for some hygge on your own.
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