7 lifestyle concepts you can adopt to achieve a happy life

Countries all around the world, from Asia to Scandinavia, have developed their own concepts of happiness and principles of leading a good life. And they share a few things in common: inner peace, personal well-being, and discovering your purpose in life.

Read on to see what some of them are and to see which ones you identify most with.

1. Hygge

From: Denmark

This Scandinavian country has consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, and the answer might lie in the concept of hygge. 

The hygge approach to life involves finding happiness and contentment through simple moments and simple things. Danes prioritise breaks in their daily lives to fully relax and recharge. They mindfully take a moment to pause, spend quality time with their loved ones, or take care of themselves. Hygge, they believe, leads to lykke (happiness). 

To create a hyggelig (hygge-like) atmosphere, light candles, pull up some throw blankets and snuggle up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate. Hygge is all about simple pleasures, not chasing trends, being glued to your phone, or blind consumerism.