Purchasing cozy socks is such a beautifully simple hygge activity. And it meshed perfectly with my day. I had last minute errands to run, to complete preparations for Christmas.
I thought it would be easy to find a fun pair of fuzzy socks to wear over the holidays. However, being the Saturday before Christmas meant there were LOTS of shoppers out, completing Christmas purchases.
Where Did All the Cozy Socks Go?
Since Halloween I’ve seen displays of cozy, holiday themed socks everywhere…until today. I should have known better. I worked in retail years ago. Traffic along Range Line indicated the stores would be full. And they were.
I made six stops, running errands. I felt sure I’d find the right pair of cozy socks at my first shop. Not one pair remained. The displays were empty.
At my next to last stop, a Walmart Super Center, I perused the slim selection of available socks. I had a pair of textured boot socks in hand, although it seemed a stretch to call them cozy.
Finally I spied a display with a few holiday socks hanging upon it. Two options fit my criteria. Being a “cat mom”, with three felines at home, I chose the cute, cozy kitty socks, lined with fuzzy fleece. Perfect.
Coziness Improves Health
Did you know that hygging, the Danish practice of creating coziness, has health benefits?
Being cozy is actually good for you. Benefits include:
- Increase in happiness
- Less depression and anxiety
- Greater optimism and sense of self worth
- Lower stress
- Improved compassion, toward self and others
- Raised awareness and mindfulness
- Increased gratitude
- Appreciation for simple things in life
No wonder the Danes are some of the happiest, most content people on earth.
Cozy Cat Socks
I’ve worn my new cozy socks since I returned home, errands completed. I love them. They are more of a slipper sock and my feet feel toasty warm and cradled in comfort. As a bonus, I smile every time I glance at my feet.
The coziness that surrounds my feet moves upward to cocoon my whole body in sweet warmth. And that’s the beauty of hygge. The small acts of creating cozy comfort expand into joy, contentment and peace.
My cat babies seem to like my new socks as well. Two of the three have snuggled up, which is another lovely hygge tradition. We are embraced by coziness.