It’s called “päntsdrunk” and it involves staying home and drinking wine in your underwear. Yes, you read that correctly.
The popular Finnish philosophy (also known as kalsarikänni) is being exported by journalist Miska Rantanen and his new book Päntsdrunk (Kalsarikanni): The Finnish Path to Relaxation.
The practice is so legit that the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs created a Finnish emoji pack to explain their culture to out-of-towners and included a couple drinking in their underwear.
“It is no coincidence Finland consistently rates in the top five in happiness ranking,” the book’s publisher explains. “In Finland, Päntsdrunk is considered a path to recovery and self-empowerment to help you face your future challenges, much like the lagom or hygge of their other Scandi neighbours.”
“The Päntsdrunk method also includes bingeing on Netflix, scrolling mindlessly on your phone, sweet and salty snacks, sofa time, and blocking all work communications. It will lead you to a healthier, more energising and relaxing life – wherever, whenever.”
Best. News. Ever.