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We all go through periods when we feel stuck, stressed or unmotivated. When I feel this way, one thing that helps me is reading encouraging messages about hygge – and that’s why I put this list together.
Here are 20 hygge quotes that will inspire you to live a happier life.
20 Hygge Quotes
“Hygge is all about atmosphere. If it’s raining, jump in your rubber boots and your rain coat and go for a walk. It’ll clear your mind completely.”
“Pajamas all day. Just once in a while”
“Hygge is the art of enjoying the small things in life.”
“Hygge is like a Nordic zen.”
“Hygge is like a warm hug.”
“Put on a pot of coffee, heat up a cinnamon bun & snuggle up. That’s hygge.”
“Put the phone away and live in the moment.”
“Grab your thickest pair of socks and climb into your hyggekrog.”
“Hygge is Christmas. The smell of homemade cookies and a warm, dimly lit living room.”
“It’s about the small things in life. Like warm socks. A dim-lit room. A hot cup of tea in your favorite mug.”
“What freedom is to Americans, thoroughness to Germans, and the stiff upper lip to the British, hygge is to Danes.”
– Meik Wiking, The little Book of Hygge
“Hygge makes us think of bygone times. A time when things were simpler. When you visited friends unannounced and strangers greeted as you walked by.”
“Hygge is about creating magic in the midst of chaos.”
“We over me. Share the tasks and the airtime.”
– Meik Wiking from The little Book of Hygge
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
– Mother Teresa
“To stand at our window, wrapped in the half-dark and watch the day disappear… is a moment of hygge.”
“Hygge is about having less, enjoying more; the pleasure of simply being. It is generous and celebratory, a way to remember the importance of the simple act of living itself.”
“Hygge offers space for both reverie and relatedness. The heat of an open fire draws us close. Its shadow gives us a place to hide and softens our gaze.”
“Feeling connected to others gives meaning and purpose to our lives.”
– The Danish Way of Parenting
What is a hygge lifestyle?
Hygge is more a mindset than a lifestyle. It’s a way of life or a way of thinking rather than having the right “hygge” things around your house.
What does hygge mean?
You’ve heard about hygge, but not really sure what it is? Hygge is an atmosphere; a way of life for Danes. It’s doesn’t mean the same for everyone. While for some, walking in the rain dressed in rain gear from head to toe has a high hygge factor, for others it might be staying up at night when everyone else has gone to bed, and just enjoy some quiet time.
All the different hygge scenarios usually have a few things in common: a safe environment, people you like (or just yourself) and tasty food or drinks.
Read my post What is Nordic hygge? and discover what hygge means, how it’s pronounced and more.
How do you practice hygge?
You can create hygge yourself and with people you care about; you feel it when you’re comfortable, relaxed and present in the now.
Read How to get started with hygge and get tips on how to hygge.
How do I bring a hygge to my house?
Having a hygge mindset is the first step. Then, it’s all about calm light, warmth, soft pillows and blankets to create a hygge mood and vibe.
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