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My “Hygge” Moments: #WordlessWednesday

“The true essence of hygge is the pursuit of everyday happiness and it’s basically like a hug, just without the physical touch,”

Meik Wiking, the author of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets To Happy Living, and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen

 

I chanced upon Hygge thanks to Meik Wiking’s book. And I am besotted by the concept. Though I’m still tad biased towards Ikigai. I feel Hygge is just a small part of ones Ikigai. That shall be a post for yonder, I promise.

“Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience,” Wiking explains. “It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.”

“The Danes are exceptionally good at decoupling wealth and well-being,” he says. “We focus on the small things that really matter, including spending more quality time with friends and family and enjoying the good and simple things in life.”

Here are a few Hygge-lig (pronounced Hoo-ga-like) moments from my life.

 

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Reading the book – perfect Hyggelig moment

 

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Saraswati (Goddess of Learning) Puja at home – Decorated by the ten year old

 

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An afternoon with the shelter dogs

 

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Two’s a Company Five is a Badass Band

 

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Cake for Daddy Dearest who Has been Sick All Week, By the Little Tyke

 

 

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8 thoughts on “My “Hygge” Moments: #WordlessWednesday

  1. Esha M Dutta says:

    Such a lovely feeling visiting your blog and seeing the wonderful hugge-lig pictures, Natasha! Wishing things only get better from here on and you enjoy more such cozy feel-good moments with folks who matter the most, including the four-legged ones! Happy #WW to you and everyone linking up this week. More positivity and more power to us all. <3

  2. Anamika Agnihotri says:

    The first time I read about Hygge was on Esha’s blog. Being around people we love and who love us back, in the same way, is what I miss about not being in Bangalore. Parenting single-handedly was a challenge then but life was overall feel good with loving friends. Decoupling wealth, money issues and well-being might appear unsustainable to many around me in real life. I have to read this book about Hygge and also Ikigai. My favourite photo is that cute one of the puppies. I love dog pics. I also love the cake your daughter made. I wish your family good health.

  3. Anagha Yatin says:

    Could feel the warmth of the spring thats all set to step in, in this post Natasha. Have heard about the word ‘Hygge’ and have read a post or two about it. But that it. I now have a feeling that I must grab the book about it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Debbie D. says:

    Interesting! I’m not familiar with the concept of Hygge, but whatever adds to one’s quality of life must be good. 🙂

  5. Balaka Basu says:

    I just finished reading Ikigai and scheduled the review post. I loved Ikigai and could relate it to our practice also. I am hearing about Hygge for the first time here. Thank you for sharing. Would love to check out.
    On another note, I find the design of your blog extremely sophisticated and classy just like the blogger who resides here 😉 The images are carefully curated and they always seem fresh and bright. I always feel a lot of positive vibes from your posts. keep them coming. love and hugs.

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