Here at IWOOT we’ve become obssessed with hygge. To help you get your head around the latest Danish trend, we’ve put together a guide to hygge so you can start embracing the comfier side of life.
What is hygge?
Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish phrase used to describe feelings of cosiness or comfort relating to a situation or event. This might initially throw ideas into your head of nestling up under the duvet on a rainy afternoon, however this can actually be found in any situation so long as YOU feel comfortable or cosy. Whether this is lighting some candles and sinking into the bath, or spending an evening with friends and family, these can all evoke feelings of hygge within the individual towards the situation. Without trying to get too philosophical, try and think of it as more like a state of mind rather than physical qualities about the situation.
But what can we learn from our Danish friends about putting more hygge in our lives? We’ve put together some of our own thoughts on how you can add more hygge to your day to day!
Cook the Food you Love
The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.
Samuel V. Chamberlain
There are few things that can compare to tucking into a home cooked meal at the end of a long day. Whether it’s a Sunday roast with all the trimmings or a big bowl of soup, food is one of the easiest ways to get into your comfort zone and let the rest of the day wash over you. Grab the recipe book, get your apron on, and get cooking (the washing up can wait for another day).
Need some ideas of what to cook? Take a look at our handy guide to slow cooking.