“The Little Book of Hygge” is that kind of lecture that needs to be read next to a good cup of hot chocolate, at the light of some perfumed candles. Written by Meik Wiking from The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, the book talks about “hygge,” as the main subject. The author describes in this book what “hygge” means and writes down about the little things which help the Danes be the happiest nation in the world.
Hygge- the art of making your life, your home or the workplace more intimate
Reading “The Little Book of Hygge” I realized that there are so many little things that can make us happy, but which we barely consider. Wiking mentions “hygge” as a value with which Danes people grow since they are children.
Habits like inviting friends to dinner, lighting candles everywhere in the house, enjoying a good food and soft drinks in a restaurant, these are little things that “hygge” talks about.
But if there is one point in this book that I was impressed with was the importance of light in houses, restaurants or public spaces. Danes people tolerate only warm lights and special lighting fittings that make them feel comfortable. The warmer is the light, the cosier will be the atmosphere.
A book to leaf on the coffee table
If you ask me, “The Little Book of Hygge” could be a good lesson for making our lives more beautiful. Each of us should take details from “hygge” and practice them.
It is a relaxing book, not half of “must read” book.
The cover is absolutely fabulous! Very nice pictures and drawings, but the content is a little poorer than expected. Maybe because the “hygge” word is obsessively overused. Sorry!