Hygge is definetly the word of the year for 2016 and the start of 2017. There are a bunch of Hygge books in the market currently, and originally I reviewed Hygge by Charlotte Abrahams here, but today I’m reviewing The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.
Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.
Hygge is generally translated as: ‘Though there are many ways to describe hygge, we see it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness.’
This is another book that is not a ‘self-help’ book or a ‘how-to’ book, in order to become more ‘hygge’. It’s about the word and some of the things that Danes do in order to feel more ‘hygge-like’.
What I like about Hygge is the sense of comfort and joy it can bring, things like; dining with friends, reading or drinking a tea in a cosy nook. These simple things can bring a simple joy.
So grab a cup of warm tea, ring up your friends and family for a pot luck dinner, and notice the difference it’ll make to your mood and how you feel. Perfect for these colder months, blue Monday included!
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read this Hygge book or any other, and if you’ve done anything to be more Hygglig.