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RE: BuzzFeed LIFESTYLE WRITER 15 Ways To Bring More Hygge Into Your Life This Winter

By now, you’ve probably heard of hygge, (pronounced hoo-ga) the Danish concept of coziness. It's all about finding comfort and harmony in little daily pleasures like oversized sweaters and hot coffee. And since the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world, maybe we should all take a page from their book. Here are 15 easy ways to embrace hygge in your life this winter.

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1. Read Books

In the coziest nook, under the warmest blanket.

In the coziest nook, under the warmest blanket.

2. Put Your Fireplace to Use

"Thou shalt light fires" is basically the golden rule of winter.
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"Thou shalt light fires" is basically the golden rule of winter.

3. Wear Ski Socks

Now those are happy feet.
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Now those are happy feet.

4. Drink Mulled Wine

A cup of hot, spiced wine (called gløgg) in Scandanavia, will warm your heart…or at the very least your hands.
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A cup of hot, spiced wine (called gløgg) in Scandanavia, will warm your heart…or at the very least your hands.

5. Make Pants Optional

Because home is where the pants are not.
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Because home is where the pants are not.

6. Light Candles

Go ahead, set the mood.
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Go ahead, set the mood.

7. Take Bubble Baths

Don't forget about said candles.
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Don't forget about said candles.

8. Eat All The Comfort Food

Swedish meatballs, anyone? A homemade recipe is better than anything you’ll find at IKEA.
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Swedish meatballs, anyone? A homemade recipe is better than anything you’ll find at IKEA.

9. Try a Tech Detox

Switch off your phone for a few hours each day. You might learn to love the freedom that comes from being unreachable.
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Switch off your phone for a few hours each day. You might learn to love the freedom that comes from being unreachable.

10. Bake

What’s better than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafting throughout the house? Oh yeah...eating them.
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What’s better than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafting throughout the house? Oh yeah...eating them.

11. Write Letters

Emails don't count. Craft an actual letter written on actual paper, sealed and sent in the mail with an actual stamp. Write to someone you love just to say hello.
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Emails don't count. Craft an actual letter written on actual paper, sealed and sent in the mail with an actual stamp. Write to someone you love just to say hello.

12. Give Your Bed a Makeover

With all the softest blankets and plushest pillows.
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With all the softest blankets and plushest pillows.

13. Buy Flowers

Never underestimate the power of flowers to instantly brighten up a room.
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Never underestimate the power of flowers to instantly brighten up a room.

14. Linger

Slowing down is a difficult concept for Americans. When you’re done with dinner, don’t rush to clean the plates. Relax, chat and enjoy the company.
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Slowing down is a difficult concept for Americans. When you’re done with dinner, don’t rush to clean the plates. Relax, chat and enjoy the company.

15. Go Outside

Go for a walk and enjoy the crisp air. Take solace in the face you’ll return to a warm fire and hot cocoa.
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Go for a walk and enjoy the crisp air. Take solace in the face you’ll return to a warm fire and hot cocoa.

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