I was asked to interview for a fellow blogger’s Tuesday Talk last week and some of her questions started me down a road of thinking about how my life has been changing since I’ve been moving toward a hygge lifestyle.
My focus on life has changed so much in the last five months. I went from a ‘hustle and bustle’ mindset to a more of a live in the moment perspective. I used to work until I dropped and then get up and work some more. And that is what led to my burn out. There wasn’t much time for me to enjoy the things happening in my life or for making time for the people I love and cherish.
Now instead of making time to work more, I make time to do things I enjoy and love. I make time to spend with people and connect more.
What a flip right?
My room is set up to fill my heart with love and creativity. It’s full of color and inspiration now.
My bed has over seven comfy pillows and four cozy blankets.
Stacks of books and journals sit on my nightstand.
I even have a live Christmas tree on my dresser.
My routines are filled with more mindfulness.
I’m back to meditating again. Usually mid-day for a recharging moment of peace during the day.
I’m creating new artwork almost each week.
I’m writing with more heart.
I start my day off with a cup of coffee and some inspirational reading.
I end my days with a journaling moment.
My beauty routine is more pampering with natural oils and facials.
I take time to curl up with a movie and my snuggly blankets at least twice each week.
I reach out to my friends and family just to say hi.
It’s all the little things that are adding up to adding much more joy in my life. I make more time for me. I indulge in the little things more. And I focus more on what is happening in the moment versus what has happened or what’s coming. I do more of what makes me happy, more of the things I’m passionate about.
Hygge isn’t only changing my routines and my surroundings. But is also changing my perspective on life and adding more simplicity to my life. With this simplicity, comes more joy, more comfort, and more security. This is happiness to me.