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How to Hygge

Embracing the Danish concept to achieve happiness, peace and security

Hygge explained

The concept of hygge

An almost ritualised appreciation of calmness, cosiness and enjoying life's simple pleasures – has taken Britain by storm; partly due to the recognition that the Danes are regularly ranked the "happiest people on earth".

A Very British Hygge

We have published a booked titled 'A Very British Hygge' and written by Simon Sinclair which looks into hygge here in Britain. The book reveals that we Brits are pretty good at hygge ourselves – we've just never had a name for it before. So Simon Sinclair explores the ways in which we can be happier in ourselves by simply enjoying the little things in life. Because when you learn how to do that, they become the big things.

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A very British Hygge
Emma Kenny

Hygge and happiness in the home

The phrase "home is where the heart is" epitomises the way that the majority of us feel about where we live. Our homes are not simply bricks and mortar; they are the foundation and embodiment of personal sanctuary, a space where we truly feel ourselves. Making our homes a little piece of personal perfection is actually really good for improving wellbeing and there are numerous studies that have evidenced how the way we organise and look after our homes can make us feel really positive about our personal worlds. To read more about hygge and happiness in the home from Emma Kenny click here.

Our top 10 hygge things to do this autumn and winter

Have a pyjama day, watching old black and white films back-to-back, with popcorn and hot dogs.
If you have a fireplace, why not toast marshmallows with the kids and camp overnight by the fireside with them? You could even make your morning toast over the fire with them.
Go for a walk before breakfast while the crunchy frost is still on the ground. Make doughnuts.
Make one day a week your regular board game night with friends.
Shovel snow off someone else’s driveway.
Play board games and drink hot chocolate with floating marshmallows while the rain lashes on the window outside.
Make a home-made autumn pot pourri.
Collect coloured leaves and make a collage picture with the kids.
Serve soup in a hollowed-out pumpkins with crusty bread.
Go to the beach and eat fish and chips under a blanket while watching the dog frolic in the waves.
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Hygge inspiration

You can find a great deal of hygge inspiration on our ‘Very British Hygge’ Pinterest board.

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