Last month, I read this post from Jeanie about Hygge. Jeanie links to more information on it in her post, so I won't bother doing so, since you can just check out the links in her post. I wasn't aware of it until I saw Jeanie's post (despite the fact it's supposedly everywhere over here). But I think it's a wonderful concept. Kind of like Deanna's mission of creating a beautiful life.
The short version though, for those who want it, is that Hygge is comfort. It's creating a cozy atmosphere for yourself and your family, and turning the place you live in from a house in to a home. It's finding a few moments of peace, in an otherwise stress filled day. It's indulging in your favourite things, just because you can.
Though I hadn't heard of Hygge until I read Jeanie's post, I'd been embracing it for a while without knowing I was, because I was following Deanna's advice about creating a beautiful life, and that's what Hygge is. Hygge is doing the things that make you feel happy and content, like curling up with a mug of cocoa while reading or watching TV, taking a long bubble bath, sitting down with a mug of tea and taking the time to just enjoy it, cooking a fancy meal from scratch even though you're the only one who'll be eating it, or just relaxing in the company of those you care about (whether that be family, friends, pets, or whatever). But it's also creating a sanctuary where, for just a short while, you and your loved ones can enjoy some peace from the chaos of the world.
So, embrace Hygge for yourself, and create your own beautiful life.