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Cozy Up – Hygge

time to higgle, cozy up

You made it through Christmas Day!!! That is not an easy feat when one is chronically ill. Sure, the holiday might not have turned out as you expected but just maybe it turned out better. Maybe you found a comfy place inside yourself that said, “All is good” regardless of whatever. Let’s celebrate the victory, no matter how it turned out. It is a victory simply because it is the day after and you are still here, still making your way through the wellness journey. Let’s cozy up and enjoy it.

There is a Danish concept of “hygge” [it’s pronounced “HOO-ga” or “HUE-ga“] which is loosely translated as “cozy” or the “quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”

The day after Christmas is a very important day.

For some, it can mean a day of recognizing the survival of yet another stress-filled holiday while in the depths of illness.

For others, it can be a milestone of walking through the wellness journey and looking back on a year of hard work to get closer to one’s wellness goals.

For many, it can be the beginning of a wellness journey. The stress of Christmas is behind you and you are ready to take on the challenge.

No matter where you are on this wellness journey, we are all on the same day, the day after Christmas. Celebrate that success no matter what it looks like for you.

Cozy Up – Hygge!!

Cozy up to YOURSELF. What makes you feel warm and fuzzy today? How can you feel the victory of yet another Christmas behind you, the stressors of it behind you? How can you enjoy any relationship victory at any level that happened over the holiday?

Maybe cozy means NOT thinking for you. I like the thought of not thinking for a while. I like to rest my mind as well as my body. I like the time to “hygge.”

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special. Hygge (or to be “hyggeligt”) doesn’t require learning “how-to”, adopting it as a lifestyle or buying anything.

Hygge House

I love this Danish concept. Sounds to me like it comes down to being okay for the moment, making absolutely no effort to change a thing. Soaking it in instead of fighting the world or fighting disease and our bodies. That is my cup of tea. So many things we cannot change at the moment. Yet, the moment can be so much better when we cozy up to it.

Accepting exactly where we are is just as important as any health protocol.

Today, the day after Christmas, I took a very deep breath when I woke up. I am making a very conscious choice to cozy up to me today. To attempt to fully accept exactly where I am, with everything.

My hygge will look very different from yours. How are you going to cozy up today?

Hugs and warm wishes to you,


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