Thursday, November 10, 2016
What the world needs now is Hygge?
So, things look bleak out there. Also, it's November. November is so blah. I feel like I could use some hygge. Do you know what hygge is?
Hygge is a Danish concept, meaning "cosiness." The Danes explain it here. I really like the idea of hygge, especially since I live where the darkness of winter tends to get people down.
There's a lot of reasons to feel upset, scared, and confused. But you got to take care of yourself. Get yourself some good self-care. Maybe hygge can be a part of your own regime. I'm going to dedicate the next few months to hygge*. I'm going to indulge in warm beverages (tonight I'm drinking a hot apple cider), comforting hobbies, and, of course, cozy reads.
I'm not sure what I'm going to read yet, but I have some suggestions for you.
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. Valancy breaks free of her overbearing family and finds herself.
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. A girl and her grandmother spend a summer together on an isolated island.
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. A woman goes to live on a relative's farm. High jinks ensue.
Relish by Lucy Knisley. Fooooooooood!
These are books that make me feel warm inside.
What are your favorite comfort reads? I need some suggestions!
Grab a blanket, light some candles, snuggle a favorite pet, and join me for some hygge reading.
*I feel okay co-opting hygge since my grandmother was Danish.