Hygge - Happiness according to the Danish

March 2, 2020

According to the 2016 World #Happiness Report (a measure of happiness published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network), the #Danish are the happiest people on Earth! And they have a secret for this coveted happiness: "hygge".

 

#Hygge is a concept that doesn't have a direct translation in #English, but can be explained as the true feeling of happiness every one of us has when everyday things makes us more cosy and comfortable!

 

It can be a warm cup of tea in front of a fireplace during winter, the feeling you get during Christmas with traditions and family combined to make memories that last a lifetime, or the ice cream that feels so right after a long summer walk...

 

The great thing about this 'secret' is that it can be used by everyone, not just the Danish. Unfortunately, daily stress often means that many people still don't value these precious moments, those that don't need any sort of planning and offer a sense of well-being to both our body and mind.

 

'Enjoy the moment' should be our motto, one that is indeed easy to achieve if we pay emotional attention to it.

 

The more moments of #happiness we manage to have every day, the better our life seems to be! The more we feel that life is indeed worth living, the better we face the small everyday obstacles.

 

The Danish word hygge was written for the first time in the 19th century. Today, it may be threatened by the ubiquitous influence of #gadgets and TV that take our undivided attention, rather than to a partner or a friend. Unlike something silly that has become 'viral' on the Internet, this #concept is catching the world's attention, and (for once) it is a beneficial thing.

 

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