Hygge- what is it?

Lake and mountain reflection on water

During these stressful times, let us not forget to take care of ourselves…

A note from a CTE staff member:

Should you have the opportunity to stay in and want something to look forward to, consider this Danish philosophy. It is one of the things I cherish about the days of working remotely.

Hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) for me is a “warm feeling that creates an unexplainable euphoria” both physically and spiritually so to speak. It consists of happy things like wearing cozy socks and clothing, warm drinks, namely coffee or tea, candles and to be really “warm” my (electric) fireplace heater. These elements are often coupled with “The Office” playing in the background or ambient tunes being played throughout the house on my Alexa-enabled devices. It’s making an effort to pause and recognize this warmness I’ve created and it’s gratitude. It’s a feeling, it’s a vibe, it’s everything.

Hygge definition

1. An article from Stanford – Guide to Self Care: Coping with the Corona Virus

2. An article from University of Nevada, Reno — Mental Health and Coping Associated with Covid19

3. An article from Johns Hopkins — Social Distancing? How to Prioritize Self Care