Spring Hygge Guide
Mug $19.99 | Honey crisp apples - $7.00 per bushel
The term ‘hygge’ (pronounced hyoo-guh) began popping up in our culture a few years ago and is best described as a lifestyle of coziness that invokes an inner sense of contentment or well-being. It is a concept that comes from Denmark, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Danes are said to be some of the happiest people on the planet, so I think we could all take a lesson or two from their handbook. And what better time to start than now. When we are all feeling rejuvenated from the freshness of spring!
Go on a Nature Walk
Add a Suncatcher
My kids both used to watch the most whimsical cartoon called ‘Sarah and Duck’. In every segment, some seemingly normal experience was turned into something wonderful. In one episode, titled ‘Coloured Light’ they tape tissue paper to the window to watch the colours filter in and cast themselves on the wall. What a stunning gift from the sun! I like to think of a Suncatcher as a more sophisticated application of such a blissful experience. Trying to embrace our inner child and take notice of daily beauty is certainly Hygge approved.
Add Fresh Flowers
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Something so simple as adding fresh florals to your desk or table can be a powerful tool. Flowers are a symbol of love. We give them when we want to show someone we care. So, lets gift ourselves and/or others with a beautiful bouquet. Or better yet, plant a cut flower bed so you can enjoy blooms and give them all season long!
Have a Favourite Glass or Mug
This may sound silly, but if you have a pretty vessel for your water or tea, you are more likely to make a point to drink from it. And every sip will taste special! Stop saving your favourite items for special occasions and make everyday special!
Bring a Bee or Butterfly Hotel to the Yard
Adding simple curiosities can elevate a dull yard to something a little more whimsical. And if your added accessories create a safe place for some of life’s more delicate creatures, that’s a win-win in my books! My kids love exploring nature and examining its tiny inhabitants, so this year, I hope our yard gives them plenty to investigate.
Jump in Muddy Puddles
I don’t know about you, but I feel like so many fun opportunities are missed because of a need to stay clean. This year, I hope to take a lesson from my kids, and have fun getting dirty! Yes, it’s absolutely great to watch as our children jump in puddles! But, I don’t want to be a bystander all the time – when I can, I want to join them in their play. Throw my cares to the wind and get downright silly!
Make a picnic meal for your family or yourself! Take some time to take in the beauty during lunch hour. Whether your a stay at home mom, or working an office job, find a blanket or a park bench and bring a snack to enjoy your downtime. You'll be happy you did!