Cozy

This has probably been one of the hardest, most difficult posts for me to write. Not because I find it to be a difficult topic to talk about, but rather that I love it so much and wanted to it justice. This is something that I love thinking about and just being. And you’re probably thinking that this is gonna be all about hyyge. And while yes, I might bring it up, I didn’t really know or understand what hyyge was until after I wrote most of this post out. I have been working on this post since December, just stopping and coming back to it periodically. And I even scrapped it twice because I didn’t think I could work it out. But I really freaking love the feeling of being cozy. And I know that there are at least six more people out there that like being cozy too.

And that is the problem trying to talk about being cozy, it’s easier to just be cozy and enjoy being cozy then it is to try to explain why I love feeling cozy. And on top of that, it can be a bit more difficult cause for me, I am the coziest in jeans whereas other might be cozier in sweats. I love my jeans. And I don’t always have to be tucked up into bed. Sometimes just sitting on the floor with music playing on the tv and I feel cozy.

Sometimes it’s surprising what makes me have that satisfying cozy feeling. Like, wearing your favorite pair of shoes after it’s been awhile. Or, snuggling up with a cup of hot coffee or tea under a soft blanket(ok that one is pretty standard). One of my personal favorites is listening to the perfect song at dusk, the sky highlighted in pinks and oranges, driving with the windows down cause the weather is perfect. Usually, it is some sort of soft or mellow song. I recommend you listen to Sign of the Times by Harry Styles in this setting if you get the chance. Trust me. It’s an experience.

Your comfiest outfit that you could live in. The perfect hoodie that you could snuggle up in for days. There is a feeling of utter satisfaction that comes with being cozy. And I live for finding that sense of satisfaction from being cozy.

Photo by Jake Lorefice on Unsplash

Now, I did warn you that I would mention hygge. Because we can’t seriously talk cozy without it. There is a whole science to it if you really want to get into it. But I’m gonna leave that to the experts and just talk in general for a moment. I picked up The Little Book of Hygge(TLBH) by Meik Wiking and I couldn’t recommend it more. It is so cute and chuck full of information and tips and tricks on being hygge. It also talks about the history and origins of hygge, which as a history nerd I loved.  I know it feels like it may be overused and just a fad or something but I really like the idea and the purpose behind it. I find that I am very easily stressed and sometimes the little things can do a world of good to make me feel better or deal with the stress a little better. And is it such a bad thing to adopt this practice if it helps with the daily struggles of life? Like lighting a candle and dimming the lights for a while.

When I wrote this post I reached out to a few of my friends to get their input on how they like to feel cozy. Really my best friend because I knew would have some amazing ways to be cozy. And sometimes its fun to try something new.

Suggested ways to be cozy:

  • Caitlyn’s favorite ways to get cozy: “I like to light a fire in my fireplace and put on some soft music. Grab my favorite fuzzy blanket and a good book. Take a shower and put on freshly cleaned pajamas.”
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  • Lighting your favorite candles around your place.
  • Burrowing under a pile of blankets.
  • Creating a ‘nook’ for yourself to read or just sit with a cup of tea (Recommended from TLBH).
  • Weekly Pamper nights where you go the whole nine yards(these are just great in general).
  • Get a cup of tea, get comfy, and watch a Zoella video or vlog. Seriously, if you want some cozy inspo she is the one to watch. I love her vlogs and her vibe and I just think she is a great person.
  • Getting a new chunky scarf to wear.
  • Getting into a freshly changed bed. (Gosh this is a personal favorite)
  • Emilee’s favorite ways to get cozy:”I like to cuddle up in bed with my Sam (my dog) in sweats and my orange string lights on. That’s when I’m at my coziest.”
  • Have any suggestions? Let me know in the comments below!

If you want to learn more about being hygge and the science behind it, pick up the book. If you’d be interested in me writing a post focused more on the book let me know in the comments below!

~Chelsea

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