The lifestyle trend, Hygge,(pronounced hoo-gah), a Danish-Norwegian movement is all about finding the flow and creating space in your life to just be cozy, comfortable, and relaxed. So, with winter still amidst, it feels like the perfect opportunity to Hygge with your pets! Naturally, you may welcome the opportunity to unplug and enjoy everything the weekend has to offer with your furry friends. Learn the details of a Hygge lifestyle and how your pets are essential to doing nothing this weekend.
Hygge with your pets: five ways to de-stress this winter
Unplug your devices
To connect with your local loved ones you have to go off-line. When you Hygge with your pets take the opportunity to unplug your devices. Consider, just for an evening, turning off your phone, or at least put on silent and even better hide it from view. This will give you the chance to focus on your family and friends and to fully live in the moment. Certainly, your furry friends will appreciate all the attention.
Curl up with a book and a blanket (and your furry friends)
A comfortable Hygge home isn’t complete without a big cozy blanket that you can curl up in. For instance, take the afternoon and curl up with a book or magazine that you have put off reading. Likewise, your best friend will appreciate the extra cuddles. Alternatively, to take some extra time for a hobby that you love, such as knitting your pet a cozy blanket of their own. Additionally, if you have little ones, it’s a great occasion for interactive storytime for everyone.
Get out in nature for a nice evening stroll
A peaceful evening stroll with the family provides you with some needed inspiration, fresh air, and the ability to get out and connect with nature. Furthermore, the smells and sounds of the outdoors may be great mental stimulation for your furry friends. Naturally, the physical activity of the walk benefits the entire family and makes for a wonderful nightly activity.
Enjoy a family meal together by candlelight
When you create a meal together as a family, it is a great way to connect. Also, it may give you the chance to create new dishes that you can enjoy and share for years to come. In addition, try feeding your pets at the same time as everyone else sits down to eat, so you can all experience the meal together. Naturally, be mindful of paws trying to partake in the human food, and be careful with open flames on candles.
Take the time for the experience
Hygge with your pets is all about the experience. Also, it’s about giving yourself and your loved ones the time and space to relax, enjoy, and take in every moment. Certainly, it is a wonderful way to de-stress, connect, and further solidify the human-pet bond.
Hygge with your pets: maybe a great human-pet bond lifestyle
Life moves at such a quick pace these days – Hygge with your pets give you the chance to take time for those around you, get out in nature, and de-stress with tranquil activities that you enjoy. Further the memories you get to create and the bond you make with your pets may spark joy and happiness for years to come.
How do you enjoy Hygge with your pets? Tell us in the comments below.
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