Perfect for fans of The Little Book of Hygge and Norwegian Wood, find the balance in life that is just right for you. Let Lola A. Åkerström, Editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm, be your companion to all things lagom. As the Swedish proverb goes, 'Lagom är bäst' (The right amount is best). Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living. Lagom is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with and taking proper care of what you've got, including your well-being, relationships, and possessions. It's not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives through making optimal decisions. Who better than Lola A. Åkerström to be your lagom guide? Sweden-based Lola is an award-winning writer, photographer , and editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm and she offers us a unique vantage point when it comes to adopting elements of a lagom lifestyle. Full of insights and beautiful photographs, taken by Lola herself, this authentic book will help you make small, simple changes to your every day life - whether that's your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home - so you can have a more balanced way of living filled with contentment.
Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'. Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love
The Swedish way of Lagom - Just Enough If you are eager to live a simpler, less wasteful, more content and happier way of life, then the Swedish concept of Lagom might be what you have been looking for. Lagom is a lifestyle that promotes a simpler, more organized and less wasteful approach to existence that values simplicity and happiness above the constant consumerism that we are constantly told will make us more content. This book is a practical guide to lagom. It covers many aspects of life and provides easy tips and steps that will allow you to introduce lagom into your daily routine. Learn about different, practical ways to create a lagom lifestyle including: Following a more sustainable lifestyle Adopting lagom practices with your finances Choosing the middle path for different areas of your life How to lagom inside the home Create a healthier, more balanced way of life Striking the lagom balance between your work and your life And much more... If you are looking for a clear, detailed explanation of lagom and the benefits it can bring you today, then this book is for you. Start leading a more balanced and content life today. Scroll to the top of the page and hit Buy Now!
An inviting exploration of "the new hygge": the Swedish concept of lagom—finding balance in moderation—featuring inspiration and practical advice on how to find a happy medium in life, home, work, and health. Following the cultural phenomena of fika and hygge, the allure of Scandinavian culture and tradition continues in the Swedish concept of lagom. From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better. Lagom at home is about finding balance between aesthetics and function, focusing on simplicity, light, and open spaces. Health and wellness in lagom is a holistic approach for the body and mind, including connecting more in person, caring for self, managing stress, keeping active, and embacing enjoyment in daily routine. Live Lagom inspires us to slow down and find happiness in everyday balance.
Enough Is Enough--Embracing the Swedish Way to Balance and Happiness
Author: Lola A. Åkerström
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
WHAT MAKES SWEDES HAPPY? ONE WORD: LAGOM Throwing away all your stuff isn't going to make you happy. Conspicuous consumption isn't going to work either. But somewhere in the middle is lagom—the Swedish way to happiness based on the idea of not too much, not too little. Lagom is not just a word but the very essence of what it means to be a Swede. As you'll discover in this book, lagom is the secret to the enviable Swedish lifestyle of social consciousness, moderation, and sustainability. Guiding you to operate at your most natural, effortless state of contentment, Live Laugh Lagom teaches you to strive for the ultimate balance in all aspects of your existence, including well-being, relationships, work, finances, diet, and home life.
Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life
Author: Niki Brantmark
In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.
Lagom: n. just the right amount, balanced, harmonious. This beautiful, fresh cookbook offers genuine insight into how Swedes eat and cook – with recipes that fit around the seasons, occasions, times of day, and appetite. Eating and cooking in tune with 'lagom' means embracing food that is good for body and soul, unfussy, delicious and sustaining, and all in harmony. The Swedes understand that balance is everything – that you crave comforting food when a bitter wind is howling outside, that refreshing, lighter meals suit hot, hazy days, that a mid-morning bun is good for morale, and that a long, sociable lunch with friends and family on a Sunday is the most rewarding way to end the weekend.
Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom – meaning ‘just enough’. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balance with the world around us without having to make extreme changes, and without denying ourselves anything.
How to Practice Living the Swedish Art of a Balanced and Happy Life - The Swedish Way of Fulfillment and Happiness
Author: Marie Lynggaard
Pubpsher: Independently Published
If you have tried everything imaginable, but have never been able to lead a balanced, happy life, then this could be one of the most important books you have read in years. Are you looking for a simple way to get more happiness in life no matter how hard things may seem for you right now? Have you heard of Lagom and its great benefits, but still can't figure out how to leverage it to find the kind of balance that creates happiness and sustainable living? ★★★ Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★★ Inside this book, Marie Lynggaard explains how you can start living a simplified, uncluttered, stress-free and more meaningful life by embracing Lagom. This guide is written to provide helpful and practical tips for finding your inner Lagom and regaining control of your life to make time for the most important things. Within the pages of this book, you will discover how to find a balance between calm and pressure, and changing the world around you without making drastic changes. In this fast-paced world, a lot of people are looking for ways to slow down and enjoy life with less pressure, and less stress. This Scandinavian lifestyle called Lagom, which is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right' is key for having more time for everything you enjoy and mastering the art of balanced living. Here is a preview of what you will discover inside this book: What Lagom is, its history, its benefits, and principles for balanced living Specific ways you can find your inner Lagom and embrace it in your everyday life Adding Lagom into your home life and office routines The only things you need to incorporate Lagom into your fashion sense and parenting style A unique section, covering how you can incorporate Lagom into your diet And much more... It doesn't matter how messy or chaotic your life is right now, you will cultivate healthier habits, declutter your life and improve your relationships once you start taking advantage of the information in this book. ☝ Scroll to the Top and Click the "Buy Now with 1-Click" Button ☝