Ever wondered what it is about the Scandinavians that they seem to have all-round happiness? I mean, we’re always hearing about how Finns have got their schools right, or Norwegians have the right balance, and, well, that Swedes have IKEA.
The philosophy within The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking is disarmingly simple. Forget minimalism, or necessitism, or any of the other isms that are trending, the concept of hygge is about surrounding yourself, not with things, but with feelings, quality, and experience.
This may mean a quiet space that allows you to drink coffee by candlelight, or the select group of friends you choose to spend an evening with, The Little Book of Hygge has Danish wellness wisdom aplenty.
In chapters covering food and drink, clothing, and hygge on a budget, Meik Wiking asks us to consider how we feel when it comes to our wellbeing, and who are we to argue with a man who spends his days researching happiness? The only way to form your own opinion is to give it a read, or better still get on a plane and experience it first-hand.