How To Stay Cozy, Calm, & Collected For The Holidays

Snow falls. You’re curled up with a chunky blanket in a toasty cabin

Hot cocoa warms your hands, and you can’t decide between the biscotti or the scone. You’re in a state of comfort, what the Danish call hygge. Denmark’s own Ole Henriksen, founder of the famous Los Angeles spa that bears his name, described it like this:

“Hygge is all about being in the moment, feeling completely relaxed and centered, letting go of the hectic world around you. … No phones and computers allowed in those magical moments.”

Hygge moments don’t happen just at the spa — you can make them happen anywhere. They can be as simple as leaving work early, changing your dress clothes for sweatpants or meditating in a quiet room.

During the holidays, hygge can take the form of walking through the snowy woods or spending one-on-one time with an old friend or watching It’s a Wonderful Life for the 108th time. Hygge is doing what makes you feel content.

Let’s go back to that cozy cabin — even if it’s really just your own home. What could make your hygge experience even more relaxing? A hot bath maybe? Imagine being immersed in water infused with a fragrance so soothing to your senses, the only thing more rewarding is how soft it leaves your skin. It doesn’t have to be a dream. A moisturizing Bath Soak can make it quite real.

Now you’re back on the couch, smelling sweet of Aloe and Cucumber , and you want everyone in your home to feel as hygge as you. All you need is something that smells good.

I hope these tips help you bring hygge home for the holidays this year.

Any hygge wisdom you’d like to share? Please do so in the comment section below.

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