Spending time together with those nearest to you is something the Scandinavians have been doing for years. The long, cold, dark Winter months means the emphasis is making the most of the time spent at home and instead of the bleak, cold, dark Winters causing high rates of depression, the opposite is true with Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland having the highest happiness rates in the world.
Hygge is the new buzz word with shops selling cook books, cushions, candles and cosy jumpers in huge volumes as well as Scandinavian type restaurants popping up everywhere but what is Hygee exactly?
Spending time together whether it’s a walk, time in the park or a family meal, are all achievable and it doesn’t have to be an expensive day out at a theme park to enjoy each other’s company and have a conversation together!
In fact, there is lots of evidence to show children prefer to spend quality time with their family regularly rather than the occasional big event. Why not have a family meeting and decide each week how you will spend and celebrate your family time.
Happy Family Day. Enjoy!