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 moment and finding joy in it. By keeping a writing journal specifically for gratitude, where you recall and reflect on what made you grateful, you become more mindful of those moments when they happen.
Ritualization and Coziness - If you don’t already have rituals, including writing in a cozy space, doing so can increase your feeling of hygge. For example, writing first thing in the morning, with a fresh cup of coffee, while you wait for the rest of the house to wake up is higgle. Writing in the evening, with lit candles and a glass of wine, is also hygge.
Lighting a candle or meditating before beginning or listening to music while you write, are also ways to ritualize your journaling. Wearing fuzzy socks or slippers, keeping the lights low, and having a fire burning can increase your feelings of coziness too. - Soho Spark
For me, it’s really important to be in the right mindset and surroundings. I express gratitude by starting my day recounting all the things that I'm grateful for. It promotes a mindset to really not take anything for granted and enjoy the little things in life.
How do you express gratitude?
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