The Hygge Manifesto #MeikWiking #AmReading


The Hygge Manifesto by Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge

  1. Atmosphere – turn down the lights
  2. Presence – be here now; turn off the phones
  3. Pleasure – coffee, chocolate, cookies, cakes, candy
  4. Equality – we over me; share the tasks and the air time
  5. Gratitude – take it in; this might be as good as it gets
  6. Harmony – it’s not a competition; we already like you
  7. Comfort – get comfy; take a break; it’s all about relaxation
  8. Truce – no drama; let’s discuss politics another day
  9. Togetherness – build relationships and narratives
  10. Shelter – this is your tribe; this is a place of peace and security

I love this list! I love hygge and basic tenets of this type of atmosphere and environment it creates. It is like a way of being together that is accepts ourselves and one another as we are and says, “You belong here. I like you for you. I want to spend time with you.”

Since “hygge” is such a central part of Danish culture, it is no wonder that Danes are rated among the happiest people in the world, despite the long months of winter and the oppressive weather they experience.

Here in America, we would be wise to take notice and make some changes to our lifestyle.

In what ways would you change your lifestyle to have a more “hyggeligt” way of life? Share below in the comments!



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