Book Tour Day 3: Hygge is…. Taking care of our own body

The Book Tour continues….

Taking care of ourselves and those we love is a part of hygge. We only have one life, one body and to be free to enjoy time with those we love for as long as we are able to, it behoves us to take care of that body.

House with 4 rooms

Hygge has a very balanced way of looking at life. Not too much work, not too much play and a great interest in taking care of our physical, mental emotional and spiritual rooms. Yet, in the modern world it can be hard to recognise that we have spiritual needs, or to find the time for physical self care. And how about the support we need to boost our own emotional welfare?

Stress has been proven to be one of the worst things we can put our body through, with deleterious effects on heart, digestion and mental health. I had a real period of stress last year due to the school I was working at, as I was being bullied by the other two people I worked with in the classroom. It was horrible, and physically draining. They are probably entirely responsible for me being able to walk away from teaching without ever shedding a tear.

Hygge kept me going then, and hygge keeps me from being too stressed now.  On the Book Tour in York, I chose Lush to represent self-care, since their bath products are beautiful and designed to encourage you to soak for hours in a good, hot bath. What could be more relaxing than that?

Here’s Shola from Lush, York. She served us while we bought a couple of bath bombs to enjoy over Easter. She was really excited to think I’d brought my book on tour and she’d heard of hygge which was great!

For an interesting read on using the Four Rooms to live a balanced life, read Your Four Rooms from Intentional Workplace.

Don’t forget you can join in my book tour, details on the Book Tour post , and that copies of my book are available in Paperback and Kindle version from Amazon.  If you purchase through the links on this page, I get a couple of pence extra per copy.

My blog is on Facebook as How to Hygge the British Way and you can now follow me on Bloglovin as well. I’m personally also on Twitter and Instagram and as a member of The Hygge Nook on Facebook.

****How to Hygge the British Way Blog isn’t monetised. I have taken the decision that I want to remain neutral and not to promote things just because. I will only ever review items that I have bought myself, or that I think will help to promote hygge in a busy life. To do this, I need support. Even just the price of a coffee adds up to a book over time, and it means I can stay independent. Would you help? Please consider clicking through to paypal.me/HyggeJem and leaving even a small amount. I’d be very grateful. Thank you.***

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