According to Wikipedia “Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.”
So, over autumn and winter I’ve decided to Hygge through this shit.
I’m pretty much an introvert. I don’t do well being around people for hours at a time but I still get lonely. Painfully so sometimes. Seeing as we’re in a period of restrictions I need to start showing myself more compassion as I’ll be spending a lot more time with me, myself and I.
During lockdown back in March I was actually feeling ok as my anxiety levels were normally high anyway and people could finally relate to me. Six months later and I’m struggling way more now. Therapy is intense but so is the world right now.
Most of us are either still working through busy day jobs or have sadly become unemployed, either way, self compassion is so important and that’s what I’m dedicating the end of 2020 to and you should too! – we all deserve it!
This year hasn’t all been bad and we can take some glimmers of light from it:
- Mental health has become way more accepted
- We can empathise with each other
- We’ve become more resilient
- Extra time at home has meant new hobbies
- We’ve learnt to live life at a slower pace
2020 is giving me the time to process my shit whilst dealing with this new way of living which isn’t going away anytime soon.
So, I’m going to spend each day between now and the end of the year and beyond, listing 3 things each day that I’ve done to take care of myself and I challenge you to do the same!
Grab some cosy socks, a hot chocolate, a fireplace (laptop effect screen if lack of fireplace!) and let’s be Danish and hygge the hell out of life!