Let’s face it, the women in our lives are pros in the self-care department and somehow they manage to stay up-to-date on all of the latest trends. One you might have heard them talk about is hygge, which believe it or not is actually pronounced “hoo-gah.”
Even if the word itself sounds ridiculous to you, the principle behind it is something highly beneficial to your well-being.
Hygge is a Danish principle that places importance on coziness and comfort to increase your overall happiness and contentment. One of the things you most need to understand, hygge is a state of mind that is achieved through practices and recognizing the positive feelings that come from them.
So what can you do to live a life more in line with hygge? Here is a guide on some small things in your life you can use to introduce coziness and comfort.
Make your bed a haven
Your bed is one of the most important spaces in your home. Not only do we all love sleep, but it’s extremely important to help you feel healthy and happy. This all starts with having the right and most comfortable mattress. Having a mattress that comes in a box makes the process of buying a new one so much easier and less expensive. Once that’s taken care of, add some super soft sheets, a warm comforter and plush pillows to take the space to maximum comfort levels.
Set aside time for yourself
With friends, family and significant others, it’s easy to get lost in all the people who are in your life and feel like you’re being pulled in multiple directions. Being surrounded by people constantly might make you happy in the moment, but it can also lead to burnout. Set aside one night per week, or even just a few hours, where you do something for yourself, by yourself.
Don’t be afraid of self-care
While the words self-care might sound too feminine for you, don’t be so quick to dismiss the notion. Taking care of yourself, both inside and out, is extremely important. So after you’re done with your workout routine, think of other ways you can work on yourself. Who knows, you might even consider trying a male approved face mask.
Introduce soft lighting
One of the easiest ways to feel contentment is to set the mood in your space with soft lighting. From simple measures like letting more natural light in during the day to using candles in manly scents, there are many options to help yourself and your eyes relax.
Do the things you love
Hygge is all about you and doing what will make you feel happy and content. This is different for everyone and can only be defined by you, whether it’s going to the gym, watching a game with the guys or going on a day trip with your significant other. Make yourself and what you love a priority and you’re sure to realize true inner peace.