When the weather is cold, dark and miserable outside, it can have a huge impact on your day-to-day mood, energy levels, and general wellbeing.
After all, when you are warm and snug under your duvet, who wants to venture out into the cold? But did you know, that spending time at home during the winter months could actually help you to recharge your batteries?
In fact, the Danish believe that living cosily is the secret to happiness when the temperature drops outside. This phenomenon known as ‘Hygge’ involves creating a warm, cosy and inviting living environment where you and the family can baton down the hatches, switch off from the outside world and spend quality time together.
Create a warm and cosy environment
Hygge is about creating a happy home that you and your family will love to spend time in.
The theory involves choosing furnishings that make you happy! Channel Hygge by decorating with soft sheepskin rugs, luxurious faux fur throws, cosy cushions and thermal curtains. These combined with a roaring wood fire, help to create a space that will allow you to hibernate in and escape the winter weather.
Thermal blackout curtains, in particular, are a great way to ensure that you get a great night’s sleep, as they prevent natural sources of light from filtering into the rooms in your home and waking you up.
Switch off from the outside world
With the demands of everyday life often pulling us in all different directions, it’s easy to see why so many of us struggle to switch off from the outside world when we are not at work, school, college etc.!
So when you do arrive home, switch off your computer, don’t be tempted to check your emails and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
From enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in front of a roaring fireplace through to savouring a glass of red wine, Hygge is about embracing simple moments that help you to relax and unwind.