Hygge - pronounced hue-gah is "a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being" (which is a defining characteristic of Danish culture).
Hygge is a Norwegian word and it translates loosely as well-being and as " the quality of being warm and comfortable that gives a feeling of happiness".
Isn't autumn the perfect time of year to begin cultivating your focus on people and events that bring contentment and comfort, while allowing your spirit and body to rest and recharge?
Taking the time to see the moments in your life to create meaning and purpose are profound ways to connect to the coziness of autumn, yet we often get too busy doing life, rather than going within and seeking.
Being in the moment, being present and slowing down allows us to cultivate what is important and set aside precious time for friends and loved ones.
Life is short, and highly unpredictable, and if we take the time now to merge ourselves to what brings purpose, we too, can be comfortable with the slowing of time during fall.
Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate Hygge into your life now ~
Be with people that bring joy and contentment.
Reduce time dedicated to those that do not bring peace.
Be mindful and pay attention to the wonders of life.
Sunrise, sunset, crisp air, puffy clouds & leaves changing are fascinating.
Seek experiences that bring joy versus those that just fill time.
Snuggle with a blanket, drink a warm soothing beverage and light candles.
Use the fall phase of life to create an atmosphere and environment that dedicates itself to filling the soul with wonder, creativity and stillness. Create purpose and hygge.