Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness: The Complete Book of Hygge (Hygge Life, Hygge Books, Hygge Habits, Hygge Christmas, Hygge Lifestyle, Art of Happiness. Concept of Hygge) (Hygge Lifestyle Books 1)

Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness: The Complete Book of Hygge (Hygge Life, Hygge Books, Hygge Habits, Hygge Christmas, Hygge Lifestyle, Art of Happiness. Concept of Hygge) (Hygge Lifestyle Books 1)

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HYGGE! The fashion for everything Scandinavian once again swept the world. Now it has spread not only to minimalist furniture and designer clothes, but also to lifestyle. Career and personal growth is being replaced by the desire for comfort and small everyday pleasures. In the world, popularity of hygge is rapidly growing - the philosophy of a happy...

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Title:Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness: The Complete Book of Hygge (Hygge Life, Hygge Books, Hygge Habits, Hygge Christmas, Hygge Lifestyle, Art of Happiness. Concept of Hygge) (Hygge Lifestyle Books 1)
Author:Britta Olsson
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Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness: The Complete Book of Hygge (Hygge Life, Hygge Books, Hygge Habits, Hygge Christmas, Hygge Lifestyle, Art of Happiness. Concept of Hygge) (Hygge Lifestyle Books 1) Reviews

  • Audra

    When I first started reading this book I thought it was going to be almost exactly the same as "The Little Book of Hygge" by Meik Wiking but was suprised that it was different. It did mention the Danes as being the happiest people, but it didn't get scientific. Science is fine, and I'm nerd enough to read it and like it, but one book is enough. This book also gave 30 days (ways) to practice Hygge. Even though I may not practice all of this and definitely not in 30 consecutive days it gives you

    When I first started reading this book I thought it was going to be almost exactly the same as "The Little Book of Hygge" by Meik Wiking but was suprised that it was different. It did mention the Danes as being the happiest people, but it didn't get scientific. Science is fine, and I'm nerd enough to read it and like it, but one book is enough. This book also gave 30 days (ways) to practice Hygge. Even though I may not practice all of this and definitely not in 30 consecutive days it gives you ways to practice it. It gives you something new to try if you have not yet tried everything that is listed.

    I believe everyone has their own ways of practicing Hygge and most people that aren't Danish call it something else. I call it getting cozy, holing up (staying in your home and doing something that you like to do, mostly by yourself, but sometimes inviting good friends and family over to hang out with you), A Rainy day.......Staying at home, curling up under a blanket or throw on your couch and watching Lifetime or Hallmark movies all day.........Sometimes napping as often as you want.

    I believe the culture is what makes Hygge a precedent. As an individual you need to figure out for yourself what takes priority and make it your priority.

  • hissi

    lovely little book about pursuing hygge. an intimate cozy feeling of comfort, togetherness, around delicious yet simple food, cakes and candles.

  • Ashley

    This was a great book if you are new to Hygge or need some ideas on how to Hygge. The tips were great! I also love the 30 day hygge challenge. I have been trying to really get into the hygge movement and this book was really inspiring. I love the little details and descriptions (I could almost smell cinnamon rolls baking in the oven). All in all, this was a neat book to read and I would recommend it.

    **As a side note, there are a few contradictory passages and more than a few grammatical errors.

    This was a great book if you are new to Hygge or need some ideas on how to Hygge. The tips were great! I also love the 30 day hygge challenge. I have been trying to really get into the hygge movement and this book was really inspiring. I love the little details and descriptions (I could almost smell cinnamon rolls baking in the oven). All in all, this was a neat book to read and I would recommend it.

    **As a side note, there are a few contradictory passages and more than a few grammatical errors. I am thinking this book may have originally been in another language and then translated, but I'm not entirely sure. Either way, please don't let that dissuade you from reading, just keep it in mind!

  • Fee (Ebook Addicts)

    read on KU -

    Great little starter book to the world of Hygge, nice little cozy read to get you into

    the hygge spirit

  • Erini

    Nice reminders. Incredibly short.

  • Barbara M

    I enjoyed reading this cozy little book about hygge in the middle of winter! The author defines hygge as everything that brings you comfort and happiness.

    The author included some interesting information about Denmark and the people who live there. Denmark is rated the happiness country in the world so they must be doing something right!

    The author explained the concept of hygge and provided a 30 day Hygge Challenge for incorporating more of it in your life. Her 30 day challenge provides 30 easy

    I enjoyed reading this cozy little book about hygge in the middle of winter! The author defines hygge as everything that brings you comfort and happiness.

    The author included some interesting information about Denmark and the people who live there. Denmark is rated the happiness country in the world so they must be doing something right!

    The author explained the concept of hygge and provided a 30 day Hygge Challenge for incorporating more of it in your life. Her 30 day challenge provides 30 easy little steps to incorporate more hygge in your life. I've got quite a few good ideas that I plan to incorporate into my life this winter.

    I enjoyed it!

  • Carter

    From what I can glean from this brief introduction, Hygge is primarily mindfulness with a bit of minimalism thrown in food good measure.

    This little book is more aptly described as a pamphlet considering it is very brief and can be read in under an hour. Considering the repetition in those few pages I am wondering if "complete" is a somewhat accurate description. This was my introduction to Hygge. Since I don't know any better I am assuming it was a fairly good summary of the concept. Bottom

    From what I can glean from this brief introduction, Hygge is primarily mindfulness with a bit of minimalism thrown in food good measure.

    This little book is more aptly described as a pamphlet considering it is very brief and can be read in under an hour. Considering the repetition in those few pages I am wondering if "complete" is a somewhat accurate description. This was my introduction to Hygge. Since I don't know any better I am assuming it was a fairly good summary of the concept. Bottom line...mindfulness, nature, minimalism= contentment and wellness.

    But reader beware, there were several contradictory and sweeping statements about both Hygge and the Danes, making this a somewhat confusing philosophy. At one point Britta describes Hygge as minimalist and non-materialistic, then goes on to talk about how "designer lamps" are held in high regard in Scandinavian homes. At first I thought, ok maybe the perception is less, but good quality. Later she encourages shopping at thrift stores to avoid excessive or unnecessary spending and grandeur (which is apparently very un-hygge). She does, however, give several examples of ways to incorporate or induce Hygge (depending upon the context i.e. socially, as a feeling state, or as decor) in your daily life.

  • Clare

    Am late to the Hygge party (and not especially interested) but thought would take advantage of my free kindle unlimited trial to see what it was about.

    Short version: apparently Hygge is cliquey, messy, inane, contradictory, demanding and possibly toxic.

    Long version: The book seemed to confirm some of the downsides I had previously heard about Hygge culture, namely that it’s hard for outsiders to make friends, and hard for those on the inside to discuss things that are really important or

    Am late to the Hygge party (and not especially interested) but thought would take advantage of my free kindle unlimited trial to see what it was about.

    Short version: apparently Hygge is cliquey, messy, inane, contradictory, demanding and possibly toxic.

    Long version: The book seemed to confirm some of the downsides I had previously heard about Hygge culture, namely that it’s hard for outsiders to make friends, and hard for those on the inside to discuss things that are really important or bothering them - anything that makes one uncomfortable or is unpleasant to contemplate is not Hygge, and is therefore to be avoided. Not to mention the soot, mess and toxic fumes from all those candles.

    Aside from those possibly unintentional insights, the book was full of other nuggets of wisdom:

    “Happiness cannot be bought, but you can buy a cake, which is almost the same.”

    “Forget that someone thinks knitted blankets and reading on the windowsill is ridiculous. What is important is that you like it and feel happy, when you do it.”

    Um, OK. There were some interesting contradictions - you have to have a table that seats no less than 8, but 80% of Danes believe the best size for a Hygge gathering is 2-4 people. Also, “Hygge is the realm of equality - no one attracts attention or tries to draw the focus to themselves. You can completely relax and be yourself, and show your personality”, as long as your personality does not involve being the centre of attention, presumably.

    Hygge is quite insistant. “On the first day of summer, you MUST go to a picnic on the beach.” It is also suggested that you “fill a pantry with friends” (day 19 of how to Hygge). Not in a Silence of the Lambs type way, apparently, but rather “let everyone bring some homemade ingredients and other pantry staples: jam, pickles, pasta, sauces, spices, popcorn, pie fillings and cake and cookie mixes.” In other words, order my friends to either cook or go shopping for me.

    The book read strangely, until I realised the author might not have been writing in her first language, after which I was more forgiving. I couldn’t be as forgiving of the content, unfortunately. I hate to give 1 star because she’s sat down and written a book, fair play to her, but really… I’ll give an extra one for the attractive cover.

  • Tathagat Varma

    Ever since I heard of the Danish concept of "Hygge", I was intrigued by what is was, and how it helps people bring happiness in their lives. This book is a nice little book to get started with those questions. While the author goes a bit overboard with all the candle-lighting and stuff, but maybe that's the context for the Danish people!

    Irrespective, the book is a good compilation of what bring inner peace and happiness to people, even without the mention of hygge. Most ideas are rather known to

    Ever since I heard of the Danish concept of "Hygge", I was intrigued by what is was, and how it helps people bring happiness in their lives. This book is a nice little book to get started with those questions. While the author goes a bit overboard with all the candle-lighting and stuff, but maybe that's the context for the Danish people!

    Irrespective, the book is a good compilation of what bring inner peace and happiness to people, even without the mention of hygge. Most ideas are rather known to most people...and yet we chase wrong success metrics in life, and thus stress and depression is a self-inflicted malady in most cases!

    Good weekend read, and if you practice some of those ideas, it might be worth the time reading up the book.

  • Theresa

    I love the idea of “hygge”, and after reading Meik Wiking’s book on the topic, I was in search of another. This had an interesting premise: a 30-day hygge challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge is just a bunch of recommendations that I am either uninterested in or already are a part of my lifestyle. Besides that, however, the book has two major drawbacks: it is extremely poorly-written, and it seems to very closely paraphrase the other popular book on the topic mentioned above. I am not sure if

    I love the idea of “hygge”, and after reading Meik Wiking’s book on the topic, I was in search of another. This had an interesting premise: a 30-day hygge challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge is just a bunch of recommendations that I am either uninterested in or already are a part of my lifestyle. Besides that, however, the book has two major drawbacks: it is extremely poorly-written, and it seems to very closely paraphrase the other popular book on the topic mentioned above. I am not sure if the English version was edited at all, in fact...and there are whole paragraphs that sound almost identical to Wiking’s book. Save yourself the disappointment and go directly to his.

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