Remember: the best things in life are free
Another budget-friendly aspect of hygge is that it is about experiences and emotional connections, rather than “things.” One of Aurell’s most hyggeling moments last year was in a tent with her two kids, eating potato chips, listening to the rain and talking about life. “It was magical and free,” she fondly recalls.
Stakkestad, who grew up in Denmark, recalls a childhood pact she made with her dad: they had a map and vowed to walk on every street in town. The father-daughter duo ended up checking out every single path and alleyway, and during those strolls she would tell him about school, boys, friends and every teenage-girl thought she had. In turn, he would tell her about his own teenage years and life in America. “He passed away 11 years ago and, to this day, I remember the hygge moments we shared and am so thankful that we both took the time for each other.”