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Have you ever heard of Hygge? It’s a Danish and Norwegian word used to describe a feeling of coziness. Whether you’re home alone or out with friends, you can feel hygge. You just need to recognize it and enjoy being in the present. Inspired by this beautiful word, I searched for hygge in art and found it by a fireplace.
You don’t need to buy anything to be “hyggelig”, nor change your lifestyle. It literally only requires some mindfulness and tranquility to realize that you feel cozy. The Scandinavians created hygge to survive dark and cold days during which a simple act of having a cuppa or lighting a candle could make a real difference to one’s mood.
We all should take an example from this baby Jesus, enjoying his mummy’s embrace and the warmth of the fire. Just lie comfortably in the company of your family or friends and cuddle, cuddle, cuddle.
Or, if you prefer to be alone, wait until the house is empty and enjoy a moment of solitude, finally having a chance to think things over. You can stand or…
… sit down in your favorite armchair. Oh, how I love armchairs! Lucian Freud, (yes, he was a grandson of Sigmund Freud), the British painter and draftsman known for his portraits, must have loved armchairs too.
By creating effortless rituals, such as stopping at the same bookshop once in a while, or reading our DailyArt app every day, you can make give yourself a little piece of art to enjoy.
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