I’m sat in here in candle light typing. My electricity hasn’t been cut, it’s passed 4 in the UK which means there is pretty much no light, and to top it off today we have had a heavy fog. All day. Apart from the Christmas Tree lights which are on in the other room, I’m in the kitchen with 5 church candles. If you were to look through the dining room doors, you’d be forgiven for thinking I’m trying to have a séance.
Instead, I’m just trying to spend a little time gathering some ideas down, and practicing a little bit of Hygge – a Danish word that is a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. Whether it’s making coffee a verb by creating a ritual of making it then lingering over a cup to a cosy evening in with friends to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal. Hygge is being aware of a good moment whether it’s simple or special.
It’s the art of routine that I feel I start to lack when my seasons slows down, which is probably a natural thing. But I’m going to try hard at this to change it. No one’s routine is perfect for everyone, but the common theme from all successful people is that they at least have have one. One that they commit to everyday. So this year I’m putting resolutions aside, I absolutley plan to still set my self goals and targets for the upcoming year – I have to. But I’m starting to implement daily changes big and small now, not just on January 1st when I’ll most likely be nursing a hangover.
If you want to learn more about Hygge (sounds like hue-gah), have a read here.
On another note – can you believe we are only a couple of weeks away from Christmas?!