Karin, the founder of the Embrace Happy movement, shares 5 simple tips for incorporating a little hygge into holidays and embracing the good in every day.
Their normal routine finds them spending much of their week dashing from one place to the next. School runs, work, dance lessons, swimming lessons, after school clubs…they are all go! When the school holidays roll around Karin and her family slow down and enjoy a bit of holiday hygge.
Hygge, a Danish word which defines a feeling or mood that comes from taking pleasure in the ordinary, simple experiences we all enjoy each day. Comfort, warmth and cosiness, literally and figuratively, is the key. Karin has adopted the definition of hygge as a conscious slowing down, taking time to breathe, allowing life to flow and appreciating that slower pace. Hygge and Embrace Happy are brilliant partners. The mantra of Embrace Happy, the website and online movement, is:
“Not every day is good, but there is good in every day”
Karin and the kids test out a hygge staycation with some simple ideas to help achieve the perfect balance of activities at home and nearby. They learn to reconnect as a family as the school’s out for the holidays.