I recently heard this word from the Swedes and I loved that one word can encapsulate many things. Lagom is just about right. “It’s not too much, it’s not too little, it’s right, it’s balance” which is taught in many of the big spiritual texts such as the Tao and Buddhism. Here is a guide to how to live the Lagom.
Your wardrobe – Keep it simple – Don’t clutter your wardrobe, keep it clean with good quality pieces that matches. It creates freedom of mind and you know you’ll look great in anything you put on.
Your home – Keep it minimalist – Clutter is one of the worst things, eats up brain space, so de-clutter, and live with amazing high quality pieces in light and airy spaces.
Beauty in the little things – make a conscious decision every time you buy a piece for your wardrobe or home. If you drink your coffee or tea from a cup that has been created by love and thought you will treasure your drink with love and thought.
Take breaks – From your job, from every day churns. Have a Fika ( state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture) it is considered almost essential to make time to drink your tea or coffee in peace.
Limit Digital devices – The guys that invented the I-pad and Microsoft were the people that were most conscious of how to use these devices. Do the same and put them away from time to time. They serve you, not the other way around.
Light a candle – lighting a candle bring peace and harmony to any room that you are in. We light one nearly every day sometimes before the kids get home from school to try and create a sense of peace.
Eat vegetables -The energy we put in to us decides our mood and peace of mind, so eat fresh organic vegetables for balance aka ( also known as ) a lagom life.
Do you want to live a Lagom Life? If you want to know more then we recommend the book “The Lagom Life” by Elizabeth Carlsson.