Hygge is often associated with cold, winter months - warm cosy blankets, candles and hot drinks. But hygge goes so much deeper than that and Spring is a great time of year to enjoy it.
As hygge is about being present in the moment and enjoying the little things in life, it's so easy to be hyggelit during the spring months.
Think of how the days are changing - it's much lighter in the mornings and getting darker later. Even if snow remains on the ground you can still see crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils popping up everywhere, bringing the promise of the explosion of colour to come. Trees and bushes are starting to get buds on them and there's a slight warmth to the sun when it pokes out from behind a cloud.
All of these things are hygge. Just noticing them and appreciating them can bring such joy and happiness in that moment.
It is so easy to get bogged down by the stresses of life and work, so do try to be present during the day. Taking a minute or 2 to look around and notice all the wonderful things around you.
Getting out in the garden and tidying up from the winter months - clearing pots with dead plants in, cutting back bushes, cutting daffodils to put in a vase are all very hygge activities. While you are pottering in the garden, listen to the birds singing.
In the home, although it is still chilly here in the UK, it may be time to put some of your thicker blankets away. Brighten up sofas with spring coloured cushions or throws. Some fresh green houseplants, or a vase of pretty spring flowers (especially cut from your garden) can add so much to a living space.
Spring cleaning is a very hygge activity. Decluttering is great for our physical, mental and emotional health, and freeing ourselves of things that no longer bring us joy is incredibly liberating!
Start simply, one room at a time. Open windows and let light and air stream through, play uplifting music and enjoy the process and see how liberated you’ll feel afterwards!
One more thing that is incredibly hygge is baking. In season at the moment is rhubarb. There's so much you can do with it too! Check out this website for ideas https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-10-rhubarb-recipes
Enjoy springing up your life!! Yes snow may be falling right now, but remember Winter always turns to Spring.
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