Happiness - is a feeling.

In this world, there are varied cultures and traditions. There are 195 countries in the world.

When it comes to happiness, as per the research Denmark has been in the lead on the top ten list of happiest countries in the world.

There may be different words for happiness like

"Lykke" in Danish

"Bonheur" in French

"Gluck" in German.

But the core thought of the word "Happiness" remains as it is.


People are too busy to take a break and think about their state of happiness for a living. Though it's the central part of our living. Human beings need to be happy for their survival. Materialistic happiness is always temporary.

Recently when I was on a break(vacation) I endeavored into this a bit more, to enlighten my knowledge on happiness. I know change is inevitable. I eagerly wanted that change in me. I researched, googled and watched YouTube.

While going through random stuff I came across this YouTube channel

"Aakrti Rana official". I'd seen her videos before but it was long back then. She spoke about minimalism in life and mentioned this book "The Little Book Of Lykke". When I did my research the other book caught my attention. I'll mention the name of the book in some time.

I thought to start from scratch. Had a gut feeling this book would bring happiness in my life and so did it happen. I'm glad I believed in my instincts.


So, I came across this "The little book of hygge". When i received my parcel I was excited to start. This was my hyggelig moment. Don't try to pronounce with English sounds. Won't work. When I ordered I didn't even know the pronunciation but I was ready for the surprise. Hygge pronunciation is "hoo-guh" or "hoo-ga". Yes, it's "hoo-ga" and not "hi-gie". It's hygge danish. Danish is a language spoken in Denmark. What's more titillating is, I had a smile throughout my read. I could experience moving into the city, knowing their tradition, could sense every nook of it. It's so relaxing.



No doubt, the author himself/herself must be a happy person I thought. And guess what? He is a happy person. Probably the happiest with his job profile.

"Meik Wiking" CEO of the

"Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen has written this book.


To my readers,

This isn't a paid or partnership promotion.

Why I want to mention the source, as it's important to give credibility to the source and thank them.

Here I take this opportunity to thank - Aakriti Rana as because of her video I got the link to this book.

And my special thanks to Meik Wiking to write such a wonderful piece of art.

Since happiness isn't materialistic it has a long way to go. It can stay forever. And forever is the best thing to happen to me when it comes to happiness.

So, during my reading, I could sense that though the culture is different in India. We've been doing things like this.

The book tells you everything about creating "hygge" whether it's about what,how and where to eat, what to wear, being with friends and family or just creating a space for yourself.


I got inspired by it a lot. The pictures in this book caught my attention. I've tried to recreate those captured moments. Hope you'll like it. If you're thinking of happiness then this book is a must. Not only to get a gist but to understand the feeling. Living it alive, living every moment and recreating stuff to surround yourself by the feeling of happiness.


The highlight is emotion, togetherness, comfort, and love. That's it.

I'm going to share 5 secrets to live a happy life in my next blog.


Stay tuned if you're interested to know.

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Self-reflection is a virtue. There's a difference in self-analysis and self-reflection. Reflection is a positive word which doesn't require you to be hard on yourself, whereas analyzing could be punishing yourself for doing wrong.

Self-reflection is about listening to yourself, reflecting back on the journey and having enough food for thought. You need to develop your thoughts on how you did in the past and what did you do. It's reflecting on your needs, your work, your expectations, your goals, your skills, and your behavior. The first step of change is to become aware of your own self.

Now you may ask how to do a self-reflection?

So, here are some tips which I would like to share below and I'm sure it will definitely change you as a person in the near future for better futurity.





1. Decide a day in a month or week depending on when do you want to do a self-reflection. It might vary from person to person. So, first would be to dedicate a day and time to do this. Give a specific date of a month or week and allot a time slot along with the number of minutes you would give to do this particular activity.


2. Rewind everything in your head till the day you’re sitting to do this. If it’s for the first time, I would suggest to make a plan prior and count on a number of days you want to reflect. You need to internalize completely. For e.g: 30 days or 15 days. Relax and play a cassette(thoughts of past days) in your head of what all things happened in these past days. Focus on highlights.


3. Start noting things on paper. Putting things on paper is really an unwavering step to take. Jot down the keywords and try to connect the dots. You can also add comments and pat on your back at this point, take a moment to see how far you’ve come. By praising I mean, can add comments of self-appreciation.

4. Take two color papers of your choice and write your achievements(Positives) on one paper and things you want to change on another. Keeping it in bullet points shall always help oneself. It will become more promising to tick each point as you will move closer to the target planned. Stick this paper in your room where there is visibility of same and you can ruminate back anytime.


5. Self treats for yourself by going for shopping, having a bar of chocolate, visiting a favorite place, talking to your best friend and sharing your feedback or by just feeling groovy about what you just did.


This is a proper step by step guide to self reflect and keep a check on what you think and say, how to improve, what needs to be done before something wrong has happened or rather anyone coming to you and pointing out on a mistake. This will allow you to better yourself, to be always ahead of others and also a method to get some room of your cluttered mind.

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They say “ The pen is mightier than the sword ”. Its time to enforce it into practice.


A drop of ink may make a million think.  - Lord Byron

Writing as an activity, is to

- Write down notes.

- Pen down important things.

- Fill form, pass book and etc.

- Just scribble or doodle for kids.


Having said that it’s an activity that happens as a normal process or function of our body. Not that everyone likes it. Writing can be lethargic to many. In today’s techno-geek era, who does have a pen to carry with or rather takes effort to carry one in their pocket? Unless you have a hobby to vouch for or you’re a student.

Shift your focus to the old times, the writing was divine then. There were people who were respected for their handwriting. They held the prestigious tags during college and school time. An apple of drawing teacher's eye. :-) They were the one's looked out the most for any event which needed handwriting experts to showcase their talent on the front board. To cut the story short, there was some essence and truth behind these stories and something to dig in by the handwriting experts.


So let’s take our focus forward on the positive today and inculcate this habit in today’s life.

Writing can be a daily activity. You may write unknowingly without knowing its importance or helplessly just to fill a form, but making it a habit may solve some of your serious problems in life.


Write when…

1. Write when you’re angry instead of wasting your energy in speaking and yelling in rage onto others and later nurturing your guilt.


2. Write when you're happy. Yes! You heard me right. Though we have phones and Polaroid to capture the moment in pictorial format, feelings can convey sentiments. Feelings can be penned down along with the snap by pouring your heart out & carrying that lovely smile forever.


3. Write when you want to achieve something in life.

   #write goals

   #Make a plan

   #To do list

#positivequotes


4. An important one - Write when you forget or disremember.

How many of you at a young age complain of lack of memory retention? Then it's time to make your pen work.


It's newfangled to type notes in the phone but practicing with hands will allow you to recollect easily as it's a subconscious activity happening with your brain while you write using your hands.


Apply this key: Choose any 1 of above and make it a practice for better results.


#writeme #ritzyradhika #followmeoninstragram

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