As we shelter in place this December, learn how to put a little hygge in your life with the book, The Little Book of Hygge-Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking. Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.
Hygge is pronounced hoo-ga. As Wiking's explains in this book, hygge is enjoying life's simple pleasures, sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. This is the perfect time to get inspired to be in a positive frame of mind with this book.
Wiking states that you know hygge when you feel it. Here are some examples:
- Cuddle up on the sofa with a loved one.
- Be in gratitude and savor the simple pleasures in life.
- Share comfort foods with your closest friends (this may have to wait for a while).
- Make memories to cherish and build relationships with the people who matter to you (even over Zoom).
- Balance life and work. Know when to stop working for the day.
- Get comfy. Take a break.
- Turn down the lights. Bring out the candles.
- Befriend yourself more fully.
- Make home more cozy perhaps by bringing nature indoors with flowers, twigs, and pine cones.
- Create an atmosphere pleasing to your senses.
Meik Wiking has written three books to inspire happy living. Click on the title in the second column for the SCCLD record.
|The Little Gook of Hygge-Danish Secrets to Happy Living||This book gives examples of hygge. Recipes included. SCCLD has this in book, large print, audiobook, e-book, and downloadable audiobook.|
|The Little Book of Lykke-Secrets of the World's Happiest People||Lykke means happiness. This book focuses more on community as a whole and contains lots of anecdotes. SCCLD has the book, audiobook, e-book, and downloadable audiobook.|
|The Art of Making Memories-How to Create and Remember Happy Moments||This book is more of a memoir of Meik Wiking. Wiking explores how we can learn to create happy memories and do better at holding onto them. Get the book, audiobook, e-book, or downloadable audio from the SCCLD catalog.|
All of these books are short reads. I recommend listening to Meik Wiking read the books in the audiobook. His sense of humor pours through with good pacing.