31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

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31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

Who says winter is the only time to add hygge elements to your life?  31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul will give you some tips of cultivating more hygge into your days even in spring time.

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukav

Spring is the time we come out of hibernation and renew our spirits.  Look for opportunities to embrace all the gifts this season gives us.

I just started a new Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life.  It’s a group where we share recipes, pictures of things that leave you in awe, and ideas on how to make your life just a little bit more snug.  Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.  

How do you pronounce Hygge?

Hygge is not pronounced the way you think it is. “Hoo-gah” is the correct way to say it. If you want even more clarification there are Youtube videos that will help you out. Here’s one that nails it!

Where did Hygge originate?

The word hygge originally came from Norway.  It’s translation loosely meant well-being.  The Danish adopted the word as their own and they embody the hygge lifestyle.  Danes are among the happiest people in the world and they attribute their happiness in part to hygge. 

What is Hygge?

Hygge cannot be summarized in just a word or even a sentence.  The best way I can describe it is an outlook on life that focuses on simple pleasures and taking the time to cultivate more of them in your life. 

It’s when you give your body, mind and spirit a rest and enjoy the good things in life, like a sunrise or sunset, reading a book in front of crackling fire, taking the time to savor a delicious mug of gourmet tea, and spending time with friends and family in a comfortable setting. 

What is a Hygge Lifestyle? 

Instead of living your life on autopilot, hygge is a way of life that makes sure you live your life in a way that brings deep contentment to your soul. 

Sometimes the outer things in life (money, power, achievements) aren’t the things that will make us happy.  A hygge life encourages us to look at what truly brings us joy and it to make sure we include those things in our days. 

Resources on Hygge Living: 

The Hygge House is a famous blog that focuses on all thing hygge.  She covers hygge décor and lifestyle ideas. 

I love a YouTube channel with a host that actually lives in Denmark.  You can find it here.

Finding that balance between getting things done and learning to schedule downtime is what we all need to live happy-centered days.

Follow me on Pinterest for more articles about hygge ideas and delicious recipes you don’t want to miss.

Here’s the 31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul: 

1) Rainbow hunter.

On the next rainy day, pile your family into the car and hit the backroads to search for rainbows.

Who knows, maybe you’ll find a pot of gold too!

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

2) Seasonal vegetables.

Celebrate each season by trying new recipes featuring the vegetables that are at their peak of flavor.

Spring brings artichokes, asparagus, carrots, celeric, fennel, radishes, Vidalia onions, and watercress. Are artichokes your favorite dish?  Make them the centerpiece of a meal and celebrate their arrival.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

3) Seasonal fruits.

Let’s not forget about using fruit in our cooking and recipes.

Apricots, avocados, Meyer lemons, rhubarb, and strawberries are just a few of the fruits that are in season this spring. Let your family enjoy the bounties of the season and taste these fruits in yummy desserts, sauces, and salads.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

4) Sidewalk poet.

On a sunny day, write poems on your sidewalk with chalk to delight your guests.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

5) Hygge box.

Send a spring hygge box to your closest friends.

Include items like a spring scented soy candle, packets of seeds for flowers, herbs, and vegetables, pretty pale pink nail polish, truffles, and a box of jasmine green tea.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

6) Raindrops and puddles.

Check the forecast for a puddle-jumping day and be prepared to enjoy it.

Have your raincoat, hat, and boots ready to enjoy the next spring rain.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

7) Brunch.

Meet your girlfriends for brunch and make sure the venue has outdoor seating to soak up the sun’s rays.

Catch up with each other and plan future get-together and treasure this time with your besties.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

 

8) Fairy garden.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, who doesn’t love a fairy garden?

Celebrate spring by creating your mini-garden that will warm your heart every time it meets your glance.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

9) Barbeque.

Kick off the season by planning a pot-luck barbeque with your friends and family on a good-weather weekend.

You made it through the winter, so it’s time to welcome spring with open arms. Add a croquet tournament to the agenda, and you have the perfect party.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

10) Spring photo challenge.

On the first day of spring, take a daily picture of something that is a celebration of this time of year.

Some ideas might include fruit tree blossoms, flowers, artichokes, a bouquet of fresh flowers, bird with a nest, butterflies, chicks, rabbits, Easter eggs, anything St. Patty’s day related or rain boots.

You will have a photo diary of each day of this magical season.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

11) Zoo babies.

Take a trip to the nearest zoo to marvel over all the baby animals that are making their debut into the world.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

12) Oh, butterfly!

Plant a butterfly garden to attract these gorgeous insects to your home.

Some of the things you’ll want to include in your garden are bee balm, butterfly weed, goldenrod, marigold, milkweed, sage, sunflowers, and yarrow.

Plant your garden in a sunny spot; butterflies love the sun. Fill shallow dishes with sand and water as spots where the butterflies can hang out. Flat rocks are also helpful.

And don’t use pesticides in your garden because they are harmful to your winged friends.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

13) Roots and rewards.

Plant a fruit tree that will end up bearing gifts all year-long. In the spring it will give you flowering branches, shade from the sun’s rays in the summer, fruit in the fall and its branches offer fragrance kindling for your fireplace in the winter.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

14) Renewal.

Springs opens her arms and offers a chance at a renewal of your spirit. Make sure you give yourself a few luxuries and take some much-needed me-time.

A spa day would be the perfect way to start off spring. Book your appointment now to start the season off on the right note.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

15) Irish luck.

Find out which town closest to you is hosting a St. Patty’s Day parade and make plans with friends to attend. Take part in all the festivities and get a bit of that Irish luck.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

16) Spring clean.

Now cleaning might not sound like much fun, but it will give your surroundings a lift. Clean your windows and let the sunshine in and donate all those unwanted items and give yourself more room.

For more ideas on how to incorporate hygge while cleaning the house, check out this blog post: Add Hygge Elements to Your Cleaning Routine

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

17) Cloud watcher.

Put a blanket out in the yard and watch the clouds dance in the sky above you.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

18) May Day.

Make small floral baskets for all your favorite neighbors to celebrate May Day.

On the 1st of May, place your basket on their front porch and ring the doorbell. The whole objective is not to get caught delivering the gift.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

19) Stepping stones.

Make homemade garden stones out of cement and add little trinkets to the wet mixture that remind you of happy times as you step your way into bliss.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

20) Scavenger hunt.

Make a list with your family of all the things that represent spring to you, and go on a hunt to check each one-off your list.

Tulips, frogs, bees, checkered tablecloths, blue skies, green grass, umbrellas, ladybugs, cookouts, baseball, puddles, spider webs and birds singing are just some of the things to hunt for.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

21) Earth hug.

Earth gets one day of recognition a year, so make sure you do something to celebrate the beautiful world we live in.

Be a volunteer for an environmental organization, put a recycling program in place at home or your office, go on a hike and enjoy her beauty, or make a plan of how your family will tread more lightly upon the earth.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

22) Peaceful flow.

Spring is the best time to hike to nearby waterfalls. After the winter snow melts, the waterfalls will be full of flowing water. Pack a picnic in your backpack and take a hike!

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

23) Bike ride.

Take your bikes to a quaint town that’s not too far away. Find a neighborhood of cute houses and then enjoy the new scenery.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

24) Dressed for spring.

Celebrate the season by buying yourself a new straw tote, sandals, and a brighter color lipstick.

Make sure you get a pedicure, so your toes look good in your new sandals.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

24) Festival magic.

This season brings an amazing array of festivals all over the country that celebrate all the gifts that spring has to offer.

Book a trip to one of these festivals, and get into the spirit of celebration.

Some examples of spring festivals are:

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Mount Vernon, WA

This month-long festival starts April 1st and ends April 30th. It is a gorgeous sight to behold with millions of tulips are in bloom at the same time. More iris, tulip, and daffodil bulbs are produced than any other county in the United States. For more information about this festival go here.

This picture was taken by me at last year’s festival.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival – Castroville, CA

I love everything about artichokes. I love the way they taste, look and even how they grow. Castroville, CA loves them too and has a food and wine festival dedicated to them.

Events like farm tours, fruit & vegetable sculpture contests and chef demos are just a few of the things you will find at the festival.

Find more information about the Castroville Artichoke Festival here.

National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington DC

If you haven’t seen the cherry tree blossoms in Washington DC, you’re seriously missing out on a beautiful sight. I happened to be there for a business trip many moons ago, and the sight was purely magical.

For more information about the National Cherry Blossom Festival click here.

New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA

How much fun would this be? Especially in New Orleans. If you’re ready to channel your sultry inner side.

Click here for more information on the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Georgia Renaissance Festival – Atlanta, GA

Eight weekends every spring, the Georgia Renaissance Festival brings 16th-century life to the present. One thousand actors dressed in period costumes are there for your entertainment.

To learn more about the Georgia Renaissance Festival click here.

25) Bird watching.

Contact your local Audubon Society and learn about what birds are native to your area and how to attract them. Set up feeders and leave pieces of leftover yarn for them to build their nests.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

26) Book date.

Spring is the perfect time to schedule yourself for a date with a book and hammock. Take an hour or two and lay beneath the branches of the trees and put yourself in another world.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

27) Ballgame.

Baseball means the beginning of spring. So pack your family into the car and head to a game you want to see. Peanuts are optional.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

28) Random acts of kindness.

There’s an easy way to spread joy to those in your area – rock painting. This is a movement of kindness where you paint rocks and then leave them for others to find. Some of them are just pictures, and others have inspirational words on them.

For more information about Rock Painting – I wrote an entire blog post about it here.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

29) Rooftop drinks.

Check the upcoming weather and find an evening with clear skies and warmer weather. Meet your loved one up at a rooftop restaurant for drinks and appetizers under the stars.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

30) Horseback riding.

Spring is the perfect season to hit the trails. There’s something so peaceful about riding through the countryside on the back of a horse. When was the last time you treated yourself to an adventure?

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

31) Harbor cruise.

Head to the nearest ocean or and book yourself on a harbor cruise. Get out on the water and take in the fresh air.

31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

We’ve reached the end of 31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Let me know in the comments below how you like to celebrate spring.

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8 Comments

Sharon O'Neil

What a delightful article! Can’take wait to fill my courtyard with Fairy Gardens! I started this hobby last year and love it!! Enjoy it all spring and summer with succulentS galore!

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Jo

Love your excitement of, “All Things Spring.” My favorite time of year.
Thanks for sharing!!’ Pansy’s always arrive at our local nursery, 1st day of Spring!
But not before the beautiful PussyWillow
Bush shows its soft gray catkins in early
Spring, Then I really know Spring has Sprung…

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Marelize

Thank you, Kelly. I really enjoyed your article!
We live in the Middle East where our summer days are sometimes 50+ degrees Celsius (I think about 122 degrees Fahrenheit.) and we are grateful when night temperatures drop below 40 degrees C (104 F). During wintertime the day temps are wonderful – below 30 degrees C. Last year December we traveled to a neighboring country where we actually experienced temperatures below 10 degrees C.
Do you have any ideas for hygge during our summer times?

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