Hygge is a Danish term which means to create a warm, comforting space. I believe it is derived from Hygga, which is an ancient Norse word meaning "to comfort". Hygge has recently become quite trendy, I'm assuming with interior designers, but also as a feeling every day folk are trying to create and achieve. I've been doing it for the past couple of years as a way to offset my partner's seasonal depression, or "winter blues". It's quite effective. Here are a couple things I do that create warmth during the cold months.
How do you hygge? Does your culture have a different term for hygge? Let me know.
We all know what really happened. I got wrapped up in Love Sac talk and forgot to include my goals for the week. I am happy to report I met last weeks goal of 25 rolls and got 3 bonus rolls for a total of 28. I got 2 out of my 3 lifting days in, I was present and mindful at the Rupi Kaur book tour with my friend and sister, and I mostly kept up with #runtober for myself and the dogs. Sadly, I did not follow through on my glass containers to purchase proteins, and it bugs me. BUT, why is it cheaper to buy the same chicken wrapped in styrafoam vs. me providing transport and them having to do less work? I'll never know mainly because I'm too lazy to care and I'll pay the extra dollar per pound.
This weeks volitions include:
The little things matter. Today I had the privilege of coaching and watching my clients compete in their first push/pull powerlifting meet. They blew my mind for many reasons. One, the amount of trust they bestowed upon me to program their lifts, monitor their food, and advise their sleeping patterns, is a real honor. I don't know if other coaches see it that way, but they did all the little things I asked of them, and it added up to incredible moments. Personal bests were hit left and right, and while each client was simply trying to get their best lifts during these past 8 weeks, many of them hit health goals, as well. Between the 5 of them (we will always include Nate because he did all the work up until the final week due to injury), they lost a collective 30+ pounds. They feel better. Look healthier, and they found something better within themselves. A new bar was set, and it's much higher than they thought they could reach in the past. They're amazing. They did the little things.
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