live well



Why are the Danes so happy?

Danes are living a simple and slow life. They are happy because they have a good welfare model and a concept of hygge. Their welfare model is able to reduce risk, uncertainty and anxiety among its citizens. The Danish culture hygge is also the key to happiness. What exactly is hygge? The Little Book of Hygge, which is totally the bible about hygge, can give you a comprehensive explanation. It’s my favorite book about happiness! I’m grateful that a friend of mine gave this book to me as a gift. I feel hyggelig every time I read it. Plus, I love and admire so much about what Meik Wiking, the author of The Little Book of Hygge, has been doing! His job sounds like my dream job. He studies what makes people happy by focusing on well-being, happiness, and quality of life. He found the Happiness Research Institute to explore the causes and effects of human happiness. He is one of my favorite idols.

How to make a hygge corner at home

Meik suggests how to make a Hygge Emergency Kit to boost your hyggeness. That’s sweet. But I prefer to make a hygge corner at home more, where I can hygge every day and night. I guess everyone’s hygge corner is different and unique. What would you like to have for your hygge corner? I love to put the followings to mine.

Books — Reading is hyggelig to me and books are my brain food

Photos — awesome photos with friends and family are warm and sweet

Handwritten cards — birthday cards and Christmas cards are loving and human

Plants — who doesn’t like nature? I love greenery and flowers

Diffuser — life is good when smelling good

Music — something I can’t live without


Make your own hygge corner today.

Creative doing!

15 thoughts on “live well

  1. Liked it. Thank you. I didn’t know about Hygge at all. Though I have been to Sweden and know that Scandinavian people are one of the happiest in the world. Shall surely check it out

  2. Very interesting! I was completely unfamiliar with hygge but what a sweet idea. I’ve always wanted to see the Danish culture in person. Sounds like there is good reason for that! Thank you for sharing this. ♥

  3. Love how your Hygge corner engages the senses: sight, hearing, and smelling Perhaps a soft pillow (for touch) and coffee or tea (for taste) would even increase the hygge–oh, and a prayer of gratitude. “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder”–G. K. Chesterton.

    1. I love your suggestions! Definitely brilliant ideas to add pillow and drinks and gratitude attitude. 😀 I will try for sure 🙂 thanks Nancy

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