When it comes to happiness rankings, Finland always scores near the top. Many Finnish phenomena set the bar high: the best education system in the world, gender equality, a flourishing welfare state, sisu or bull-headed pluck, and, of course, kalsarikänni or, for the non-Finnish speakers, pantsdrunk, the fine art of drinking (responsibly) home alone in your underwear.
Pantsdrunk is a path to solitary relaxation, recovery and self-empowerment to help you face your future challenges. The procedure is as follows:
Peel off your work uniform down to your underwear. Place savoury or sweet nibbles within reach, by bed or sofa, alongside remote control and devices to access social media. Open a bottle or can of alcoholic beverage.
The practice towards inner strength, higher quality of life and peace of mind has begun.
This book is your guide on the path to find wellness, bliss, and peace of mind the Finnish way, following the pantsdrunk method. By completing each concrete step and fully embracing the philosophy you can relieve anxiety, fatigue and pain. The method will lead you to live a healthier, more energising and relaxing life – wherever, whenever.
This practice is quoted in a recent episode of the world-famous cartoon The Simpsons as the real key to happiness in the world’s happiest country. This is a statement that Homer Simpson, the protagonist, accepts with a hint of pride, claiming that he did kalsarikännit before it was cool.
Kalsarikännit | Pantsdrunk became an instant hit book upon its release, and it has currently travelled to 12 language territories all over the world, taking the English-speaking world by storm:
“You might have found hygge too smug. You might have been confused by lagom. You probably never bothered clicking on the thing about famntag natur. But give päntsdrunk a go. Scandi living might be for you after all. ”
– The Telegraph
”After a busy workweek, feel free to ditch your plans — and your pants — and stay in. Instead of “Netflix and chill,” Netflix and kalsarikannit.”
– The Washington Post
We recommend getting acquainted with this Finnish practice, and starting strong by reading Kalsarikännit!