on January 1st 1970
In today’s world, we’re constantly rushing from one thing to the next and are struggling with information overload. We’re more disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones than ever before. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life’s cozy moments!
I meant to read this book in the depths of winter, but I had the longest reading slump. It is over now thank goodness, but for a while there it was like my brain was broken. I had writer’s block AND a reading slump. I finally got around to reading this, and while Hygee is mostly associated with the holiday season I found in this book that it can even be practiced in the summer!
In the summer I take great care to make my balcony a welcoming place to read and write. I have the perfect chair I pick out flowers and decorations, and I feel good. And I found that this is what Hygee is all about. It is making yourself feel good no matter the season.
I had heard of Hygee, and it was big this year, but I was still kinda stumped on what it all about until I read The Cozy Life. In this book, Edberg explains that the Danish have long winter nights so instead of getting all sad and moping and loading up on fake sunshine supplements from tanning beds (don’t judge and don’t lecture) and pills, they make the best of what could be a fucking depressing situation. I mean 14 hours of darkness, my ass would be moving. The people that have to deal with the long nights they do it by lighting candles and have soft fluffy blankets and all the cozy stuff and hang out with friends and cook good food and just generally have a good time. It SOUNDS fun, but I still would go insane with 14 hours of darkness. Hygee or not.
If you are looking for a more in-depth view of hygee and how to incorporate it into your everyday life, then you should read this book. I got some great ideas. I am not too fond of candles since I am paranoid I am gonna burn the apartment building down, so I thought why not give essential oils a try. So I am gonna order me some oils and get some fluffy blankets and be all cozy. Even reading this book it made me feel good.
This is a book that will inspire you to live the hygee lifestyle. I now want to experience a deeper relationship with my friends and the people around me. This book is like a warm hug, so I urge you to pick it up!