By now, you've probably heard about the Danish concept of hygge. Pronounced "hoo-guh," it is defined as "a quality of coziness that brings a feeling of contentment or well-being." It's no coincidence that Scandinavians are rated as some of the happiest people in the world; people have been hygge-ing in Scandinavia for years and now, it's trending up a storm in the United States and the United Kingdom. Listed as one of the top wellness trends, it cannot be denied any longer: Staying in is the new going out.
And it's no wonder hygge has been so well-received: Our world is on overdrive. The fast-paced hustle of our modern lives is filled with endless streams of information and technology. We are more "connected" than ever on social media, attached to our smartphones, but have never been more disconnected and detached from meaningful human relationships. We're addicted to having more, doing more, and being more. And in our voracious search to keep up, we sometimes fail to see just how exhausted and miserable we've become. Modern problems like adrenal fatigue are the physical consequences of this type of lifestyle.