Listen free for 30 days

Hygge Living: The Practical Guide to Creating a Simple & Cozy Lifestyle the Danish Way

Narrated by: Matyas J.
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Is your life stressful? Do you struggle to keep up with a million frustrating tasks? If you want a road map to a happier life then keep reading... 

All too many of us are so caught up in our daily lives. We don’t even have a chance to enjoy what we’re working so hard to maintain. Stuck in traffic to go to a boring job we hate, then getting home just in time to work ourselves sick with household chores. 

Is that any way to live? What about the things that are really important to you? Do those have to be neglected just to get by? 

What if there was another way to live besides the rat race - a cozy, straightforward life built not around pursuing material goods but on being content with what already makes you happy. All you have to do is reach out and take it! 

Yes, the simple secret to a peaceful, happy lifestyle is waiting for you just around the corner. And that is living the hygge way. Simple yet effective living! 

Did you know Danes are consistently voted the happiest people in the world, and once you understand hygge, it’s no mystery why. Cozy, peaceful, uncluttered, with functional use of space with a generous use of natural light and materials, a hygge home is a wonderful place to be.  

But hygge is more than a decorating concept - it’s a concept that can radically change the way you live your life for the better! By viewing your day-to-day existence through hygge principles, you’ll be able to live more authentically, ridding yourself of things and behaviors that just add to your stress without making your life fuller. 

In Hygge Living, you’ll discover: 

  • The simple secret to Danish happiness and how you can apply it to your life instantly. 
  • The missing ingredients a peaceful and cozy life. 
  • The two biggest misconceptions people have about hygge, and how avoiding them will save you a world of frustration. 
  • Instantly transform your chaotic surroundings to a peaceful one in seconds! 
  • The five simple steps to upgrade your living space into a hygge home. 
  • The simple de-cluttering hack to reduce stress and increase happiness. 
  • The simple yet clever ways hygge will enhance your friendship and social life. 
  • A simple philosophy of living that will satisfy your soul and bring contentment to your loved ones.
  • Four tips to add comfort and enjoyment to your work environment.
  • And much more! 

No long, out-there philosophy, no complicated directions. Simple and to the point actionable content which you can apply today. 

This book will help you better understand yourself and what makes you happy. 

Give your life order and your living space purpose. Buy this audiobook right now to start bringing hygge into your life!

©2018 Thomas Nielson (P)2018 Thomas Nielson

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ammon
  • Ammon
  • 25-03-19

An Overview of Danish Mindful Living

This review is for the audiobook version of <i>Hygge Living: The Practical Guide to Creating a Simple & Cozy Lifestyle the Danish Way</i> by Thomas Nielson and narrated by Matyas J. For the duration of this review I'm going to refer to this book by <i>Hygge Living</i> instead of its full title for brevity's sake.

<i>Hygge Living</i> is a short, practical, and upbeat look at the Danish philosophy of living called hygge. The first thing this book taught me is that I've been saying hygge wrong for as long as I've been aware of the word.

For my fellow philistines, It's not pronounced "High-Ghee", it's more like "Hoo-Guh". There, now I've taught y'all something. Just paying it forward, like I was taught.

If you've heard of Marie Kondo, either through her books or her Netflix show, then <i>Hygge Living</i> is going to feel right at home for you. Basically, it's the Danish version of minimalism and mindful living.

<i>Hygge Living</i> strives to impress upon its reader (or listener) the importance of leading a simple, examined life where experiences and relationships take priority over possessions and materialism. In this goal, I found it pretty effective.

The narration by Matyas J. was pleasant and very adequate. Matyas maintained an appropriate pace throughout the material and kept me engaged as a listener in what could have otherwise been a difficult kind of book to lend full attention.

My one criticism for this audiobook is its lack of a companion PDF. I would have appreciated a few simple, checklists and maybe some pictures of what "good hygge" looks like around the home, office, car, etc. This, however, is a "nice to have" and not a "must have" in my perspective and in no way diminished my enjoyment of <i>Hygge Living</i>.

Books like this often fall into the trap of sounding like a podcast or a series of blog posts. <i>Hygge Living</i> is a fully developed, well thought out book. <i>Hygge Living</i> inspired in me a desire to find joy in the simple things in life. If you're curious about hygge, it's a great place to start.

***Full Disclosure: I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle
  • Michelle
  • 14-09-19

Great introduction to Hygge

While many people are on a new trend using an Asian method of cleaning house, I really prefer the Hygge way. After all I simply want a comfy cozy home. This is a great book that explains the basics of Hygge and why all people, especially Americans need to incorporate this into their lives. I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my volunteer honest opinion.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Victoria A Haugen
  • Victoria A Haugen
  • 05-06-19

Hygge - very cool!

I've read a few books on Hygge Living, and this one is one of my favorites! Really good info about SIMPLIFYING, and I sure need to do that!

This is a great informative book, and it'll give you a great overview of Hygge and what you can do to better your life - it's a very cool thing, and I definitely recommend this audiobook :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Please take a moment to click the "YES" ("Helpful") button below if you found this review helpful :) Thank you!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rebecca Azizov
  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 31-05-19

another great guide

huge life Style continue with Facebook and it's a very interesting concept about a very organized and if not so difficult lifestyle it's very very specific and very easy to comply and I enjoyed this book very much I learned a lot from it

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for TU
  • TU
  • 28-05-19

yep, it's about Hygge

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

As the title suggests, this seemed like a simple overview of this concept of this Danish minimalist living concept. I think it offered an interesting take on decluttering and organizing a home to be "cozy and relaxing." The book hints at there being more in-depth thought on this concept, so I would only recommend this for people, like myself, that have had no exposure to the concept. The narrator does a decent job of trying to make the content interesting. I am intrigued enough to want to dig a little deeper, but not completely convinced that my life has been changed after this book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Camila Brianna Belbin
  • Camila Brianna Belbin
  • 14-04-19

Informative Guide

This was a quick informative read about incorporating hygge into your everyday life including your work space, home, relationships, and even social media. Hygge and mindfulness are supposed to work hand in hand to balance, destress, and declutter your life. The main takeaway that I got from this book was to figure out who and what clutters your life and mind and get rid/ let go of them to become happier.
Matyas did a good job narrating this book. His tone was more guide-like than judging, which I did appreciate. He spoke at a steady pace and had a good flow as he narrated that made it very easy to listen to.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sara Sue
  • Sara Sue
  • 10-04-19

Hygge Living

I received this book in exchange for a honest review😎. I enjoyed learning new ways to make life easier. I recommend this book to others.😎

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Oscar Abarca
  • Oscar Abarca
  • 19-02-19

Very practical book

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This is the second book I about Hygge from this author. The greatest thing about this book is that is a very practical guide to help you walk around your home and really think deeply about the adjustments you can make to create a more Hygge-friendly environment. One of the greatest hits of Thomas Nielson's books is the narration. Matyas does a great job sharing the Hygge message during the books. I think more people should listen to this book, so go ahead and get it!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Macie
  • Macie
  • 19-02-19

Expands Hygge

This book, like Hygge Home, talks about getting cozy in your life, but expands to include the time you spend with friends and at the office. It talks about finding peace in your home and accepting that you're letting go of things you don't need anymore, or things that cause you stress. It has a really meditate-y vibe about it that I appreciate and while it's not instructions, it's a guideline of how to bring hygge to your whole existence rather than just your home.

It's really short and easy to read, and it's inspiring, especially when it's talking about relationships and how to bring more intention to them. I had to learn the hard way that I am allowed to curate the people around me; that I don't have to keep people around who don't bring something to the table.

Hygge Living makes me feel like even if my house is still a crater of stuff I haven't tackled yet, at least I've nailed the "people" part.

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest, voluntary review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susan C-K
  • Susan C-K
  • 14-02-19

Great resource for happier living

This book gives you an overall view of Hygge, Including but not limited to:

Decluttering and how to fit it in your schedule, not having too many possessions, determining which are unnecessary items.

Comfort for the home and the importance of room lighting.

Puting balance in your life, finding joy in simple things, mindfulness and being in the moment, choosing experiences that nurture you.

I will be relistening many times. I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review,