Hygge-What is it?

Hygge-What is it?

Do you love to be warm and cozy? Hygge might be right for you!

The Danish word that translates to “to comfort/console” is just that: a mood of comfort and coziness which describes an emerging lifestyle within the Danish and Norwegian areas. This new obsession is pronounced, “hue-gah” and it involves everything from snuggly blankets to a warm fireplace. The mood entails a self-care form that emphasizes making time for yourself, without having to worry about time constraints.

Because of the nature of this exercise, it is truly up to the individual in which way they would like to practice Hygge. For some, Hygge could be curling up with a good book. For others, it could mean lighting a candle and listening to calming music. Maybe it could mean sitting down with a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll. Whatever it might be, it usually involves a cozy blanket. Hygge professionals recommend to hang a Hygge manifesto in a common place, such as your refrigerator as a reminder to continue these practices on a daily basis.

Whatever Hygge style works for you, it is well worth it. Not only does Hygge enforce self care, but also mindfulness. When people have time to sit down and enjoy their surroundings, they are able to feel more present in everyday life as well as possibly alleviate some of the stressful thoughts that might occur. Self care and mindfulness have also been proven to reduce chronic pain, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep. Over all, these practices have shown to greatly improve mental health.

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Whatever Hygge is to you, make sure that you are practicing self care on a daily or weekly basis to combat stress and burnout. If conditions of stress or burnout persist or worsen, consider talking with a therapist. Contact us at (734) 323-4897 or info@galvingrowthgroup.com for more information.

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By: Grace O’Neill