This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this blog!
It’s that time again. Mid-January. The holidays are over, but it’s still winter for what seems like forever. I think this may be the longest month of the year. This January in particular seems to be dragging because we’re all so sick of being stuck at home. Last year I heard the word “hygge” (pronounced “hyoogah”) for the first time, and once I learned the definition, I understood why the Danish concept was quickly gaining popularity. This book, by Meik Wiking, the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, explains it beautifully, and is a very quick and cheerful read. Essentially, hygge is the idea of warmth, coziness, slow living, and enjoying the little things in life. Denmark is very dark for most of the year, and so it’s fascinating that the Danes are some of the happiest people on earth. During a mostly dark, gloomy, and gray month (let’s be honest, February isn’t much better, but at least it has Valentine’s day in the middle), I thought it would be nice to really lean into enjoying the coziness and really ramp up the hygge factor in our home.
I’ve put together a list of small things that give me joy every day, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as well!
I hope these things make your gloomy winter a little cozier and brighter!♥
For even more content, sign up for my newsletter. I share weekly recaps so you won’t miss anything, as well as personal notes and answers to your questions. Sign up here! I promise I’ll never sell your information or spam you with unsolicited emails.