Last year I ran a series of posts called A Weekend With… I was lucky enough to ask some of the most hyggely bloggers out there about how they found hygge helped them live their lives. You can read the posts by clicking the tag A Weekend With.
Part of the reason I love hygge is that it is so home-based, and so egalitarian. Queens and peasants can find hygge in their lives, and have their lives set up to live in the happiest possible way. Indeed, there’s an argument to be made that ordinary people stand a better chance of living hyggely, with the freedom to enjoy friendship, happiness and the comforts of home without the excessive responsibilities of duty, state functions and having to be always on show. Hygge is a very private thing.
I’ve decided to try bringing A Weekend With… back, but this time for any of my readers. Do you live a hyggely life? Do you love your life? Would you love to share the things that make you happy and keep you balanced with others? It’s quite simple. Cut or copy and answer the questions below in an email and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Put “A Weekend With” in the subject header, and include 2 or 3 photos that show hygge at work in your life. These should be photos you are happy to share on the web, so please, nothing featuring children, or showing addresses or other private information. They will only be used on the blog, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Here are the questions I’d like to know the answers to:
Tell me a little about yourself…. name, location, family
What’s your job title? (paid or unpaid: everybody has a role in life)
When did you first hear about hygge?
What does hygge mean to you?
Tell me about your perfect hygge day… what would you do, who would you be with and where would you spend it?
Would you like to share links to any places on social media? Websites, social media pages etc to do with your life or business, or that you have found particularly helpful in your hygge life?
Write your answers…. long or short… and include a couple of photos, or a quote that you find sums up your attitude to living, and send it to me:
I’ll be featuring as many ordinary people as I can over the next few months: I find it’s the little things that mean hygge to other people that interest me, whether that’s the woods near your home, the bottom of your garden or meeting your best friend for a coffee. There will be people reading who live in cities, villages, in the wilderness. Seeing how different people find ways to live more hyggely is always interesting. I’d be delighted to get to know more about you… I’m looking forward to hearing from you so, please, drop me a line!
Hygge and happiness go so well together. If you’d like to read about the small things that have helped me to be happier, my new book is available from Amazon. Happier is all about how to use the small details in life to make you happier. You can get it at Amazon. I also think the principles of enjoying life and making the most of small details is an important part of hygge and that runs through my first few books as well. You can find details about all my books, and how to connect with me on social media on the Start Here page of my blog.