I LOVE OCTOBER!
Rustling leaves, spiced lattes, and cooler temperatures provide the perfect setting to indulge in the Danish concept of hygge. For those unfamiliar, hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) doesn’t have a direct translation in English but encapsulates the feeling of cozy contentment and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. So let’s “hoo-gah!”
Here’s how you can embrace October with a hygge touch
Swap the bright lights for soft candlelight. Opt for candles with autumnal scents like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or apple. The warm flicker of a candle can make any space feel more intimate and cozy.
Whether it’s a homemade chai latte, hot cocoa, or classic mulled apple cider, sipping on a hot drink is quintessentially hygge.
Cozy Up with a Book
As the days get shorter, it’s the perfect time to dive into that novel you’ve been postponing. Wrap yourself in a plush blanket, create a reading nook, and get lost in another world.
Witness the beauty of October by taking leisurely walks in the park, forest, or any natural setting nearby. The colorful leaves and crisp air are too good to miss.
Why not have a picnic inside? Spread out a blanket, prepare some finger foods, and enjoy a meal on the floor. It’s a fun way to break the monotony and add a dash of novelty to mealtime.
Indulge in your favorite comfort foods. Think pumpkin soups, cinnamon rolls, and hearty stews. Cooking can also be a therapeutic and very hygge activity.
Host a movie marathon night with classic autumnal movies or any of your favorites. Don’t forget the popcorn and blankets!
DIY Fall Decor
Engage in some DIY and decorate your home with autumn-inspired items. You can create wreaths, painted pumpkins, or simple garlands made of dried leaves.
Knitting or Crocheting
I tried it yesterday, I was able to crochet a potholder! So, guess what you are getting for Christmas? Lol.
It is kind of fun, so if you’ve never tried it, October is the ideal time to start. Create scarves, mittens, or blankets, and enjoy the rhythmic and relaxing act of crafting.
Pamper yourself with a warm bath, use autumnal bath bombs or essential oils, follow up with a moisturizing routine, and settle down for a night of relaxation.
It’s all about savoring the moment, feeling content, and relishing the simple pleasures of life.
Embrace the start of the cozy season with intention and warmth. Let the hygge vibes guide your October, making it a month of contentment and simple joys.