Meik Wiking (the author) paints an enticing picture of crackling fires, good books, wine, and times with good friends as the path to hygge. But, it’s more than that. It’s how the Danes look at getting more joy out of your time here. It’s about the little things you can do for yourself at no great expense that make memories to cherish and build relationships with the people that matter to you. This book reminds you to take time for yourself and your loved ones.
Your idea of hygge may be a little different than his but it will follow a common theme - having a quiet peaceful mind. Try his suggestions – good food and good times in good company or alone. Think about what else engenders this feeling in you. Then, unplug, indulge yourself, and make time to do it.
Meik Wiking, the author and reader, is well equipped to be both as the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. His calming vocalizations with just the right lilt bring the text to life, making the listener envision the quiet times and times with friends this book espouses.
It’s well worth giving this book space in your head.