The old adage, “It’s the little things” rings true. As part of nourishing myself this year, I’ve been looking at a few ways to make our home feel more cosy. More hygge. Both The Brainy One and I spent a lot of time in our home during the working week (a definite perk of being self-employed) and I’ve identified a number of ways for us to live well (and simply) without busting the budget.
Fresh flowers: I don’t mean the hand-tied, one-of-a-kind type of bouquet. I mean a bunch of tulips from the supermarket, split between two or more vases. A pop of colour in a world of January weather and lights on all day does the trick.
Buy good pens: I don’t mean expensive, I mean good. Who wants to use a pen that leaves blotches on the paper? My current favourite are fine line pens (from Uni-ball and Siivton. I use black for general writing and assorted colours for journaling on a scrapbook page and in my Get to Work ™ book.
Reading: reading is not just a bedtime activity. I now read during daylight hours. When I’m eating my lunchtime sandwich and when I waiting for those last few minutes on the washing machine cycle to finish (a watched pot never boils).
Burning candles: I have quite a few candles, most of which have never been lit. We tend to use candles in the run up to Christmas, but not during the other eleven months of the year. There’s a lovely candle on our fire hearth; I was given it in December 2000. It was the first one I lit at the beginning of 2018.
What tips do you use for living well?