It’s a good day so far over in my household. I am LOVING this time change…it is my favorite time of the year! Between the sun going down earlier and the holiday cheer in the air I am one happy camper. When the sun goes down early it means one thing- time to get cozy earlier and I am all about it. As someone who is sensitive to bright light (and living in Southern California where the sun is always shining), I thrive on the time change where we get to spend more time in the dark. It’s time to break out the soft blankets, candles, hot teas, fluffy socks, soups, red wines, bubbles for the bath, and little twinkling lights.
Have you read, “The Little Book of Hygge?” Meik Wiking is brilliant and spoke to my heart through this book. Truly, Hygge is my love language. If you don’t know what Hygge (pronounced Hoo-Ga) is, it is a little book containing Danish secrets to happy living. If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest it. Plus you will enjoy the fun graphics throughout. Growing up in a Dutch family, we always called it gezelligheid, just like Wiking references in his book. We always loved being cozy and gathering together with blankets and hot cocoa. It’s a culture that I will always keep in our family. My husband even loves to be “cozy” now.
As an introvert there is nothing I love more than cuddling up in cold weather, under blankets, around loved ones and enjoying something yummy to drink and eat. If I could make a living out of this lifestyle, that’s exactly what I would do! This way of life goes great when hosting loved ones around the holidays- which are already in full swing (yikes!) Since this is my favorite time of the year, I am always trying to soak up every moment but it seems to go by SO quickly every time. In order to take it all in this year I am going to focus on being present in the big and small moments.
Life always seems to speed up from October to December with the friendsgivings, ugly sweater parties and Oktoberfests. So I encourage you to live up this season of Hygge and this goes for me too. Please share some ways you put Hygge into practice (or plan too) as I would love to hear what you do!