Hayley Flangan tells us to how to bring the art of Scandinavian living into our lives with a little book or two…
TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY
Explore your creativity and relax and unwind with mindful crafting.
Yes, even when you’re still alive!
TAKE A (COFFEE) BREAK
Fika isn’t just a coffee break; it’s a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life.
… and from the Team at NØRDEN we wish you all three things this year…
In case you were hiding in a nuclear bunker for the last two years and hadn’t heard, we got quite fond of ‘hygge’. As if we needed an excuse to buy cosy throws, candles and pastries! Luckily this dedication to self-care, taking time out for mindful moments and getting cosy with family and friends is good for our health. Plus, the cold, dark nights of winter are perfect to settle down with ‘The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well’ and start implementing a plan for your wellbeing.
Meik Wiking, author of the hugely popular ‘Hygge’ has another beautiful word for us, ‘lykke’ – the Danish word for happiness. ‘The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People’ separates happiness into six categories; togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust and kindness. If you are encouraged to implement some of lykke’s ideas into your own life this year, we are sure the world would be a happier place… one book at a time.
Lagom (pronounced lah-gom) is a Swedish word which roughly means ‘not too much, not too little, just the right amount’. It’s the new lifestyle trend focusing on balance, moderation and frugality. Embrace lagom in your daily life by doing as the Swedes do, applying it to everything from fashion and food to drinking and household waste.