A Month Of The Hygge Manifesto

Welcome to my new 31 Days series for October 2018! 

I had so much fun attempting to embrace fall last year during the 31 Days Series.  First time I’d ever completed one! So, I decided to do it again this year with a new topic.  This October is slightly busier than last year so fingers crossed for another completed series.

One of my 18 things I want to do in 2018 is the wonderfully vague “make our house feel like a home again.”  I think hygge might just be the concrete answer to that vague item.

Wait….are you asking what’s hygge?  Okay, a quick definition (from the Oxford dictionaries):

A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)

I first stumbled across this concept when reading Helen Russell’s The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering The Secrets of The World’s Happiest Country.  I read the book in the very early part of 2017 and loved the idea of hygge. This led me to discover Meik Wikig’s books.

Lots of books out there on the topic but for my series, I’m concentrating on Meik Wikig’s Little Book of Hygge.  Narrowing the scope down even further to concentrate on the Hygge Manifesto included in the book.

I’ll focus on the 10 items included in the Hygge Manifesto:

  1. Atmosphere
  2. Presence
  3. Pleasure
  4. Equality
  5. Gratitude
  6. Harmony
  7. Comfort
  8. Truce
  9. Togetherness
  10. Shelter

My hope is by the end of this series, I’ll be crossing another item off my list of 18 items along with having a cozier feeling atmosphere around here. So I hope you’ll take time every day to grab your fuzzy socks, make a cup of tea, and read about my attempts to add this concept to my life.

Have you heard of hygge? How do you define it?




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7 thoughts on “A Month Of The Hygge Manifesto

  1. Billie Jo

    Yes to it all!
    My Madison lived in Denmark with her fiance and his family.
    She brought the concept of Hygge home with her, and we embraced it!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! I know you have that concept mastered. It’s a big part of what makes reading your blog and seeing how you incorporate it all such a joy. Hoping I can get there as well.

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