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My Life-Changing Week With Hygge

Can Hygge make you more relaxed and happy? A writer tests this trend in her own home, and this is what she has to say.

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Original Article: Jennifer Adriano-Martinez Photography: Michael Angelo Chua & Pexels.com (main) Styling: Dagny Madamba & Tala Singson

If you’re one of those people who wish they could feel more blessed and less stressed, consider the pursuit of “conscious coziness.” The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is a primer on how to achieve that homey state of safety, warmth, and comfort called hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”).

It's no coincidence that Denmark is reportedly the happiest country in the world, so we will definitely take their advice on finding happiness. And after putting Hygge into practice for a week with Wiking’s book as reference, here’s what I learned:

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