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Hygge - Togetherness

Hello! Thanks for joining us for our weekly manifesto - Togetherness – Build relationships and narratives. “Do you remember the time we…?”   This element of hygge pairs well with equality. One of the most important aspects of hygge is to create an environment of togetherness. Take time to work on building your relationships, i.e. reminiscing on wonderful memories with whoever you’re practicing hygge with. - At Properties Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because I LOVE food. All the food is so comforting and puts you right to bed. An ideal day for me - eat, sleep, and then eat some more. And… leftovers. YUM! This blog post falls perfectly the day after Thanksgiving. A moment where we are all...

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Hygge - Truce

Hello! Thanks for joining us for our weekly manifesto - Truce – No drama. Let’s discuss politics another day.   “Hygge is all about relaxed thoughtfulness,” Wiking told us. “Save the talk about politics for another day.” With all that’s happening in the world right now, I’m always talking about politics with friends and at work. But, for sanity, I’m trying to take small breaks on my own. The classic go-tos — a book, a bath, a run — have proved steadfast. - Cup of Jo   When practicing hygge, leave all drama outside. In order to reach the state of total happiness, you shouldn’t be fighting or dealing with anything that’s getting you down. Hygge is all about positive...

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Hygge - Comfort

Hello! Thanks for joining us for our weekly manifesto - Comfort – Get comfy. Take a break. It’s all about relaxation. Comfort is so important when it comes to hygge. Blankets can really take you to your next comfort level. Everything we’ve done to this point has created a comfortable vibe, but the seventh element of hygge is literally comfort. You’ll need some cozy cabin socks, cozy pants like leggings or sweats, and your most comfortable sweatshirt. You also can’t forget your favorite blanket. - Cup of Jo   In addition, “Danish people typically take their shoes off at home,” says Jensen. “Basically every Dane I know wears knit socks or felt slippers.” Susan Baroncini Hygge is about relaxation. It’s...

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Hygge - Harmony

Hello! Thanks for joining us for our weekly manifesto - Harmony – It’s not a competition. We already like you. There is no need to brag about your achievements. It’s about the people and the atmosphere and all of them working together in harmony. This creates the ultimate coziness bubble.   Hygge is humble. It is about being confident enough in your own awesomeness that you don't need to brag about your successes. Hygge is caring about the harmony of the group and ensuring that everyone feels the love. - Elsa Elbert When spending time with others, it brings a sense of warmth, relaxation, comforting. Kind of like a hug but without needing the physical aspect of a hug. When...

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Hygge - Gratitude

Hello! Thanks for joining us for our weekly manifesto - this week is - Gratitude – Take it in. This might be as good as it gets.   Hygge and gratitude go hand in hand. The philosophy entails feeling thankful for the little things, like a bike ride on a beautiful day, or a cup of hot chocolate, or re-watching your favorite movie. “Research shows that people who feel grateful are not only happier but also more helpful and forgiving and less materialistic,” says Wiking. “It’s all about savoring simple pleasures.” - Kristin Canning   Journaling and Hygge go hand in hand. Journaling is a great way to express your gratitude. Hygge is about gratitude — being grateful for the...

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