Hygge Challenges

Flipping through 100 Hygge Challenges book, I chose the challenges that called to me and listed them below so I may more intentionally live a genuine life, one that is in the moment. My goal is to attempt one of these challenges a week and blog about my experiences. Follow along!

  • The fireplace: Whether it be fire, gas, or a computer screen, get a fire going and enjoy watching the flames.
  • Walk in the rain: Wear appropriate clothes, grab an umbrella, and walk in the rain. Take in the atmosphere, the smell, and the sounds.
  • Go to the theater: with a friend or by yourself, attend a live production
  • Board game night: invite friends over for an evening of games
  • Be a tourist in your hometown: visit new places, including a few you wouldn’t normally find interesting
  • Go to a farmer’s market: go in the morning, try samples, and buy a few foods that look good. Maybe even buy supplies to make a lunch at home.
  • Do a creative project: spend a few hours doing a craft – painting, cross stitch, origami.
  • Host a relaxed dinner party: make a meal for your friends or have everyone bring something, no fancy attire required
  • Go for a bike ride: Bike around for a bit or for a while, bring water, some snacks, and maybe some music.
  • Klippe-Klistre: be creative, this could mean many things, sewing, working with clay, cross stitching. For now, it means making paper art/cuttings for holidays/seasons.
  • Learn a new skill: start out by learning something online but it could lead to taking a class or going to the library
  • Dress up and take silly pictures: invite your friends over, everyone brings their weirdest/craziest/funnest/silliest items of clothing, costumes, and accessories. Take pictures of each other in funny poses, laugh a lot. Walk down the catwalk and have fun.
  • Cook a dish you’ve never cooked before
  • Go to the beach and watch the waves
  • Watch a movie with popcorn and hot drinks: grab some blankets, snacks, a warm drink, and friends. Curl up on the couch and watch whatever movie calls to you.
  • Go for a picnic: bring food, drinks, utensils, and plates. Doesn’t matter where you go as long as you have good food and good friends. Bring a game or a musical instrument to relax after eating.
  • Go to a museum: Visit a smaller museum or a museum you’re not sure you’d like
  • Sit outside in the sun: read a book, sleep, or just sit there. Enjoy and relax.
  • Pick up a neglected project: Work on something you never finished, or something you never started. Go slow, you don’t have to finish, and have fun.
  • Cook off with friends: Take turns picking out five ingredients for the other person, you have to use these in your dish but you can also use anything else in the kitchen. Taste test in TV cooking show style and enjoy.