What in the world is Hygge? And what's a December Hygge challenge?
Before we start, I have to give you a little back story.
One thing you may not know about me is that I'm a "get it done" type of person. Not quite Type A, but quite possibly VERY close, although I do my best to keep calm and smile and keep my internal environment joyful and relaxed...but I thrive in my work. I love calm, but I love my work. And I work all day. All day, every day, 7 days a week. Yep, I work 7 days a week, and when it's a balanced 7 days, I love what I do.
I had an oils class last night and I was talking to two dear friends about the concept of Hygge and it reminded me how much, despite my type work ethic, how much a huge part of me enjoys cozy atmospheres, tea, slowing down, lights, and blankets. That's Hygge. It's a Danish concept, a movement and a lifestyle, really, that cherishes slowing down, cozy moments, and togetherness. I have read a handful of books on the concept and it resonates with the deepest part of me, because at the center of everything I do ~ whether it's sleep, food, oils, yoga, having a balanced life ~ is SELF CARE. And Hygge can only reside when we make self-care a priority.
SO what better time to do this than in December? My busiest month. Perhaps this is more a reminder for me, but I'd like to have you hop on my journey.
Every day I will be posting elements of Hygge on my Instagram and Facebook, and I'd like you to do the same, if you can. If you can't document it, that's fine ~ just do it. You don't have to take a picture of every tea cup. Or every blanket you throw on. You just have to promise me that this month, the month of rush and "Do", you promise me that you'll take your own health and make it #1.
You'll breathe deeply at the parties you attend.
You'll enjoy the baking if you do that, and put on some sweet lighting and good music.
Before you pass out in bed, you'll cuddle with your spouse.
When your dog wants a nuzzle, you'll put your laptop aside and give in.
You'll diffuser some lovely oils with cinnamon and orange.
You'll have a cup of tea whenever possible.
Most of all, you'll spend time in nature, and look out your window and daydream.
And you'll make these as important as everything else.
Because you don't have your health, we don't have you.
That's all I ask.
We start December 1st, are you in?
HERE ARE THE RULES OF THE CHALLENGE:
1. Follow Little Bites of Joy on Instagram.
2. Follow Little Bites of Joy on FB.
3. If you do post about Hygge, hashtag #LittleBitesOfJoy, and give credit to this challenge
At the end of the month, the three people who have done the above, and have the most posts and most creative content will receive a little GIFT in the mail from me!
Wishing you all a beautiful month of Hygge.
See you in a few days with a warm cup,