When Autumn arrives and the weather gets mucky, it's the perfect time to indulge in the Scandinavian concept of "hygge" to up your wellbeing...
What Is "Hygge"?
"Hygge" (pronounced hoo-ga) encapsulates the feeling of coziness, contentment, and wellbeing. Hygge is about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that promotes relaxation and connection. It's about nurturing a sense of wellbeing, finding beauty in the simple moments, and creating a harmonious environment. In this blog post, we will explore how to infuse your Autumn with hygge to cultivate wellness.
1. Embrace Soft Textures
As temperatures drop, incorporating soft and warm textures into your home can instantly create a cozy ambiance. Swap lightweight summer fabrics with chunky knit blankets, plush cushions, and fluffy rugs.
Perhaps you also wish to treat yourself to a fluffy new bathrobe, slippers or socks that will keep your feet warm and cozy all winter. Adding comforting textiles will help you transition – and look forward – to those nippy nights and mornings!
Treat Your Feet To Some TLC?
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2. Switch To Warm Lighting
That rule which has made the rounds on social media of late about "never, ever turning on the BIG light" absolutely applies here! The right lighting can transform any space and evoke a sense of hygge. Opt for soft, warm lighting options such as candles (soy only please), fairy lights, and table lamps with dimmers. The flickering glow of a candle can instantly create an intimate and soothing atmosphere, while fairy lights add a whimsical touch to any room. Dimming the lights in the evening will help create a calming ambiance for relaxation.
3. Indulge In Mindful Moments
Hygge is not just about creating a cozy environment; it also encourages mindfulness and being present in the moment. Take time to slow down, disconnect from technology, and engage in activities that bring you joy. This could be reading a book, knitting, or enjoying a board game with loved ones. Embrace simple pleasures and savour the moments of Autumn.
Why Not Treat Your Skin While You're Relaxing?
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4. Savour Warm Beverages...
Autumn calls for indulging in delicious warm beverages and comforting meals. Brew a pot of spiced tea, hot chocolate, or mulled cider, and savor the aroma as it fills your home. Prepare hearty soups, stews, and baked goods that embody the flavours of the season. The process of preparing and enjoying these treats can be a delightful and comforting experience.
5. As Well As Comfort Food...
We would argue that nothing makes a place feel cozy like the smell of fresh baking. Of course it's also nice to have a little sweet treat along with you hot beverage of choice. In fact, traditionally, Matcha tea should always be consumed with a little something sweet. In keeping with the Scandinavian theme of this post, why not try baking your own Swedish Kanelbullar (cinammon buns) try this recipe.
6. Boost Immunity & Energy
Of course the change of season is likely to impact – and challenge – your immune-system. Therefore it's about balance, and in addition to indulging in some of those sweet treats and drinks, you can indulge AND treat your body to the highest levels of antioxidants from any superfoods with organic Matcha tea. Matcha can be consumed as a classic tea (just one bowl/cup a day is enough to reap the proven health benefits) but also enjoyed in smoothies or baking.
KOSHO Byuti Organic Matcha Tea is 100% pure, organic matcha green tea grown in Japan. With its high content of catechins, this energising yet calming tea supplies the body with sufficient antioxidants to effectively protect our cells against damage from free radicals.
7. Update Skincare For The Season
Change of season can wreck havoc with many people's skin – causing skin concerns like breakouts, dryness, irritation. Even if you are one of the fortunate ones who don't suffer from these seasonal changes, it's a good opportunity to declutter the bathroom cabinet and change lighter formulations for creamier indulgences for the skin. Check out our Autumn Skin Update Guide approved by our Founder and long-time Facialist Claudia.
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Disclaimer: This blogpost is for educational and inspirational purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or cure. We are all unique, so for your individual health concerns it is important to discuss these with a relevant, holistic health care professional.