This Christmas season is part minimalist-cozy and part holly jolly! Here’s how to find the cozy…
Christmas cozy when times are crazy
I don’t know about you, but I’m approaching Christmas from a softer angle this year. My pocket book is a bit moth ball-y. There are supply chain issues from here to Nova Scotia. Add to that a little global crisis and too-much-drama. I’m feeling the need to cozy in and get curious about what the season might actually be about in 2022!
Have you heard of the Danish and Norwegian practice of Hygge? This comforting way of life is pronounced “hoo-gah,” and I think I’m in love with it all!
10 steps to being Hygge homey
By definition, Hygge is, “invoking or fostering a sense of coziness, contentment, and well-being.” In short, it is “comfort, coziness.”
How do we create that in our homes? At work? In relationships? Gently and creatively! We begin by fostering
- Atmosphere – create the vibe that feels peaceful for you
- Presence – be here now
- Pleasure – treats, treats, treats!
- Equality – care, share, give
- Gratitude – settle in with thanks for what already is
- Harmony – we’re all in this together
- Comfort – relax
- Truce – let the controversial topics go for a bit
- Togetherness – share story and memory
- Shelter – home, shared space, and even safe space for being alone
Sharing the Hygge
We are so lucky here at Donate a Car Canada! Every day we interact with generous Canadians. Most of vehicle donors are not people with heaps of resources to simply give away. And yet, day after day, year after year, they keep giving!
There are few things that really (really!) matter when we get right down to it. Caring for our selves, and caring for our Others is the way of comfort and connection.
As the month of December unfolds, may you and yours be enveloped in warmth, provision, and connection. May you have enough. Where your joy meets the world’s need, may you find ways to share. Ways to share that do as much for your own wellbeing as they do for the ones you are caring about!
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Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! There you will get an overall feel for how we care for each other and our charities. This is a caring community, here to serve you.