7. Slow down by picking up a book
That book you’ve been eyeing but “haven’t had time” to crack open? Pick it up and skim a few pages.
In this hyper-connected and digitalized world, I think we can all use a bit less stress and a lot more hygge in our lives. What exactly is hygge? Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish word defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Read: The Art of Being Consciously Cozy. And this? This book is the ultimate hygge guide.
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
You’re stressed, it’s been a long day (or morning *insert girl shrugging emoji*), and you just need a moment to yourself. Here are a few of my favorite self-care related goodies from books to superfoods to wonderful smelling things that have helped me maximize that very much needed me-time in moments of high stress. You’d be surprised at what even 5 minutes of self-care can do to your overall mood.