“Hygge” has become one of my favourite words – just hearing it or seeing it somewhere brings me a feeling of comfort, of cosiness, of happiness! And the best thing is that I don’t even know why! I just feel it…
What is hygge?
Now, most of us know that hygge is a Danish word and it is all about being in the moment, feeling completely relaxed and centred, letting go of the hectic world around you.
Described as a special feeling or moment, hygge is a quality of cosiness that makes a person feel content and comfortable. If you Google the word hygge, you will come across images of hot beverages, fireplaces, fairy lights, beautiful candles, cosy blankets, warming socks, a couple snuggling or a small group of people spending time together. Hygge is the cosy feeling you get when you are enjoying the good things in life, either alone or with loved ones or friends.
For me, it’s important that I enjoy doing what I do! I spend a lot of time in my home office and find it crucial to have a workspace that feels inviting and comfortable.
With the pandemic lasting for more than a year now, the way we work has evolved. A lot of us have had to adapt to working from home, sharing spaces with either a partner or the whole family. Some other people found themselves restricted to their own place with no real time social interactions. It has not been easy!