The days are cloudy, short & depressing. You start your day and finish your day in darkness. It’s the time of year where it’s chilly and damp outside, burrr! Keeping up our subMrs spirits and energy becomes very important this time of year. It. can be essential to those subMrs. with seasonal depression. I have found something that may help, hygge.
Hygge is a an excellent form of self-care, especially during seasons when weather-related depression runs high. By creating your own oasis at home and taking plenty of time to treat yourself to some small luxuries, hygge is the ideal way to combat seasonal affective disorder. Sometimes I think that Christmas comes along just in time to add the cheer I need, yet after Christmas things are so bare and DEPRESSING! Hygge for me goes up at the end of daylight savings time (November) and then comes down in the spring (March) when we start DST again! Just remember not to make your hygge additions too complicated or seasonal, as they stay up until spring. They will actually leave your home a little less feeling naked after Christmas. In this case naked is NOT good.
What is Hygge lifestyle? This is defined as a concept of creating warm, festive and joyful atmospheres that promotes wellbeing. In Scandinavia it is their way of life. It celebrates coziness, shared meals, and companionable interactions with loved ones. Emphasizing a connection through spiritual kinship and finding an appreciation for the little things. Hygge is a perspective on life that started in Denmark and has contributed to the nation’s consistently high happiness ratings. Now, Americans are turning to hygge as a way to find happiness from within. I thought why not put a little D|s-M twist to hygge.
Hygge is pronounced (hue-guh). Hygge is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary or special. This includes all things that are intimate, safe and known. Hygge gives you feelings of courage, equality and a personal wholeness. Hygge stems from hyggja which means “to think” in Old Norse. Hygge is built from the Old Norse word hugr which later became the hug which means the soul, mind, consciousness. Now you all understand why hygge caught my eye, HUGS!
Some examples of how to use hygge in your D|s-M, Married Dominance and submission.
- Put together a color theme or favorite scents of candles. Place them in every nook and cranny.
- Purchase a sexy soft blanket wool or fur, let. your imagination run wild! You and your Sir to lounge on the bed or around the house in together! Maybe an animal hide to use in a scene!
- Take a romantic hike or walk outside in the woods with your husDOM outside. Bundle up and take some rope… wink..wink………
- Purchase a couple super cute mugs and make your favorite warm tea or drinks like apple cider, hot cocoa, Irish Cream, Hot Toddy and sit/lay in front of a fire with your Sir… Grab a blanket and enjoy one another!
- Hang a string of lights above your bed, even better if they twinkle!
- Purchase an extra set of pillows for your bed. Tie ribbons on them as if they were gifts…. and while you’re at it, tie some ribbon around yourself. Your Dom will love to open you up! Best gift ever!
- Take a nice LONG hot bath with your Sir. Get those candles out and your waterproof toys. I don’t mean your rubber duckie!
- Make a dinner together. Serve it nude and you’ll be the dessert, right there on the table!
- Make your Sir’s favorite finger fruits, candies and cookies then feed him by candlelight.
- Buy a couple pair of above knee socks/thigh socks and wear them with your birthday suit for your husDOM.
- Read your favorite erotic book excerpts to your Dominant.
- Heat up your bedroom warm enough to not wear clothes and exchange back rubs using a set of heated stones.
- Meditate together with soft music, candle light and your new mediation station.
- Create a new meditation station. The reason behind a meditation station is to create a mini space that makes you happy and feels comfortable and inspiring to you. Find a tray place pieces from each of the elements, air, earth, water and fire. White Sage and Palo Santo Wood are two air elements options used in meditation. Before you begin your meditation session, burn the sage and have some Palo Santo wood burning before or during your session. White Sage: White sage has been used for centuries by various cultures as a way of purifying the space of negative energy. The scent of burning white sage is quite relaxing, and the smoke it gives off can help you relax as well. Palo Santo Wood: Palo Santo wood has been used by various cultures for centuries to help rid spaces of negativity and add peace to the space. The smell is rich and very woodsy, just like an incense. Lighting it prior to your meditation can help put you at ease, cleanse the space, and help promote feelings of peace and positive thinking. Both are very inexpensive and you can order both on Amazon. A Shell: Find a shell from a vacation or purchase your favorite, this adds the sea element. Again, Amazon has lots of shells. An amethyst crystal or stone For my earth element, Amethyst is a natural healing stone. It combat’s negativity, soothes stress, and promote relaxation. You can use any natural stone that you feel positive about. A Live/Living small plant represents the earth. The color of potted greenery, or even fresh clippings triggers inspiration and creativity. A small vase of fresh flowers, branches, or leaves will improve your air quality. A Candle: The candle adds the fire element. Candlelight will relax you while creating a peaceful ambiance. Lighting the candle before your session together signifies that you both are participating in something special and sacred. You can use the flame as your focal point for inspiration and concentration during your mediation together. Creating a meditation station creates a tool for you to use to relax and unwind, or for when you need to be inspired or spark your creativity. Placing your items on/in a tray or basket, you can easily move it from room to room and sit in comfortable positions, and relax while taking in the scents, sights, textures that you have created. Back to hygge… use this station to meditate, create intimacy and then add your own sexy to it… DO IT NAKED and add a scene or D/s play!
Bring in the light, laughter and intimacy……. HUGS! lk
Please let me know if you try to add a little hygge to your life and comment on this post!
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