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Hygge Ideas on Self Care

Hygge Ideas on Self Care will give you tips on making sure you take care of the most important person in your life – YOU!

If you’re looking for more ideas on the hygge lifestyle, How to Hygge: 31 of the Best Cozy Ideas will help you get started.

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it – through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”

Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul for Lifelong Beauty

There’s a reason that Hygge has become the latest trend. We live in a busy world where carving out self-care for ourselves has been set aside.

How would your life change for the better if you were able to give yourself the nourishment you need in every aspect of your life?

Most of us make sure everyone around us is taking care of, but end up neglecting ourselves in the process.

Trust me, I know what it’s like to be so worn out from life that it takes every ounce of effort to get up in the morning and start a new day on empty fumes.  

My cousin moved to Montana and had been there for years before I finally made the time to go see her because I was so busy and stressed out.  

Taking a long trip was not what I wanted do, but I had put off visiting her year after year.  Finally, I decided to go.  

I was in the beginning stages of planning this blog.  I still didn’t know what it was going to be about, and what I would name it.  

For the five days that I was in Montana, I felt the stress evaporate.  It was the first time in years that it had happened.  

Wide open spaces, no traffic jams, gorgeous scenery, and animals galore.  I was in heaven.  

It was there I created my Pinterest account and named it Montana Happy.  Well, other people must of liked the name too because I got followers right away.  

I knew my new blog would be about creating a different type of life.  A life that didn’t leave you depleted, but instead nourished you  from head to toe.  

I’m still a work in progress, but I now work at home with my dogs curled up around my feet.  Step by step is the way to transform your life.  

Cozy Living Group 

Since you’re looking to your life with ideas on self care, I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 56,000 like-minded souls.

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.

Here are the Hygge Ideas on Self Care:

1. Become your own best friend.

Stop looking for that person that will always support you. You already found her or him, just look in the mirror.

Learn to be your biggest fan.  If you make a mistake, give yourself words of encouragement.  When others treat you poorly, don’t allow it. One of the most important ideas on self care is loving yourself.

 Realize that you’re an amazing person and offer the world your gifts.

Hygge Ideas on Nurturing Yourself

2. Lead your life from the heart.

Your head will give you great advice, but your heart will always guide you in the right direction if you put your welfare first.

Make sure all your future decisions are made for the life you want to create, and not made because of old habits.

Hygge Ideas on Nurturing Yourself

3. Make your own food.

When you make your own recipes, you know exactly what ingredients go into every bite.  Keep in mind that restaurants and fast food places don’t always have your best interest at heart and sometimes use poor-quality ingredients or add too much salt to make their food taste better.

Taking control of the fuel you use to power your body throughout the day will completely change your life.

Growing your own food is also one of the best ideas for self care. Not only do you end up eating more fruits, vegetables, and herbs – but just-picked produce are the healthiest ingredients out there.

Hygge Ideas on Nurturing Yourself

4. Beneficial beverages.

Instead of wasting empty calories on drinks that harm, rather than heal your body, change your drinks to ones that nourish your cells.

Drink herbal teas that help your organs do their job – I wrote a blog post called 7 Best Detox Teas for a Flatter Belly., You can make your own lemon ginger tea – recipe here, or make your own homemade hot cocoa with stevia, almond milk, and organic cacao.

I start every day now with green lemonade. I juice two apples, two lemons, one bunch of greens, one cucumber, half a bunch of celery and 1/4 of a fennel root. It usually makes one quart of juice and I drink it all morning.

Hygge Ideas on Nurturing Yourself

5. Continued education.

Just because you graduated from high school or college, that doesn’t mean you need to stop learning.

Use your commute to work to listen to podcasts instead of music. Take that online course that interests you. Sign up for continuing education classes.

Investing in yourself, both for work and for pleasure is one of the best ideas for self care to create a life you love.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

6. Vision board.

Start creating that vision board you’ve been meaning to make. Your dreams should be kept in front of you at all times.

When you come to different forks in the road, refer to your board to make sure you’re making the right choices. Part of learning to self-nurture yourself means taking action on your goals.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

7. Simplify. Less things, but better quality.

Commit to owning less stuff, but better quality.

Make sure you love every article of clothing you have and that you’re comfortable wearing it.  Are you happy with the quality of your bed and chairs?  

If not, sell or donate the items you don’t love and make sure you’re cozy both in your home and in your wardrobe.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself - Chair

8. Little luxuries.

Spoil yourself with high-quality inexpensive treats.

Buy an amazing candle with a scent you love.  How about this maple syrup smelling candle with a wooden wick that sounds like a fireplace crackling.  You can find one here.  

When you get a sweet tooth, indulge in a small box of truffles.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

9. Wrap yourself in nature.

Separating yourself from nature is unhealthy. Bring in plants to your home and go on treks through the woods every chance you get.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

10. Release negativity.

It’s time to let go of the people in your life that no longer serve your higher purpose.

Just as you can have toxic items in your home, toxic relationships can be even more damaging.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

11. Plan

Have a plan of how you want to start your day, how you live your day and how you end your day and try to stick with it.  

Make sure you fill your day with kindness for yourself and others.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

12. Magical moments

Look for the amazing things that are going on in the world, and tune out the negative.  

Look for those magic moments in a smile, the clouds, or even the beautiful notes of a song.

Hygge Ideas for Nurturing Yourself

We’ve reached the end of Hygge Ideas on Ultimate Self-Care.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Let me know in the comments below your favorite ways to take care of yourself.  Make sure you sign up so you don’t miss a single post.  You wouldn’t want to miss articles like Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight.

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Bransun

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Found this very helpful. My favorite way to take care of myself is to go to sleep with my wake-up therapy light on it’s sunset simulation, my old way was candles, but it helps me go to sleep easy.

Kelly

Thursday 29th of November 2018

Thank you so much for the suggestion Bransun! I will have to look into it...it sounds interesting. Kelly

Colleen

Sunday 16th of September 2018

Just what I needed. Looking to re-energize myself for autumn.

Kelly

Sunday 16th of September 2018

Hello Colleen! Thanks for writing in. Yes, we totally forget to take care of ourselves. It's time to change that. Kelly

Maureen Abraham

Friday 30th of March 2018

Liked the entire article

Kelly

Friday 30th of March 2018

Thank you so much Maureen! I just published one on how to Hygge your office. Check it out! :) Kelly

Sheryl

Saturday 20th of January 2018

I enjoyed the hygge article. I wrote down the green lemonade recipe. I have a juicer that isn't used, but I plan on getting all the fruit and veggies and make this.

Kelly

Saturday 20th of January 2018

Hi Sheryl! You will love the green lemonade. When you juice, it makes you sleep like a rock. You'll love it! Kelly

Cheryle Holder

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Thank you.

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