Hygge is one of the most defining aspects of the Danish lifestyle, capturing feeling warm, cozy, and content through the simple and small things in life. In a home, hygge can be nourished with candles, fireplaces, warm blankets, small treats, doing something simple that you enjoy alone, and gathering with friends. Aloneness is as important in hygge as togetherness. Research suggests that carving out spaces, such as this window seat in a home, is crucial to well-being for both adults and adolescents. Instead of sadness and loneliness, solitude’s benefits include freedom, creativity, intimacy, and spirituality. Kids who spent 25 to 45 percent of their non-class time alone were found to be better adjusted and tended to have more positive emotions than their more socially active peers, were more successful in school, and were less likely to self-report depression.