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.
Author: Linnea Dunne
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
Author: Anna Brones
"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."--
Author: Lola A. Åkerström
Publisher: Ulysses Press
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.
Author: Jonny Jackson, Elias Larsen
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Lagom (pronounced lah-gom) is a Swedish word that means “not too much and not too little, but just the right amount.” It’s about moderation, efficiency, and fairness. This gift book helps readers find balance in their lives with practical tips, sensible recipes, simple craft projects, and inspirational quotes. They’ll learn how to fill their homes with energy-saving, recycled décor, reduce food waste in their everyday lives, and balance their needs with those of the wider world.
Author: Ingrid Nilsson
Scandinavia sets the course for happiness in life again. Yesterday, we followed the trends of the Danish hygge and, like Danes, bought candles, wrapped ourselves in woolen blankets and tried not to deny ourselves little pleasures. But there are other recipes for happiness and long life. Swedish lagom, Norwegian friluftsliv and Japanese Ikigai also deserve attention. Today, hygge is being replaced by lagom, where at the head of everything is the Swedish aesthetics of moderation. The creative director of the British magazine Lagom, Elliot Stokes, believes that the difference between lagom and hygge is in the scale. "This is a comprehensive concept that defines a lifetime," he explains. "It's not about finding a minute for the lagom. It is necessary to change the attitude towards life in its entirety."Swedes are reasonable, they think well before investing money in any purchase, are endowed with a careful attitude towards the natural resources. They value their time and energy and do not spend it on something unnecessary. In life, the Swedish descendants of the Vikings try to adhere to the happy medium: it's bad when a person is missing something but having too much of something is also not good. Yes, we do not live in Sweden, but everyone can add lagom to their lives. In this book, we will cover the following topics: What is Lagom?, Lagom Lifestyle, and Lagom and Swedish Wellbeing. Finally, you will be able to complete a 30-Day Lagom Challenge, bringing more and more lagom into your life with each task you complete.
Author: Lola a Akerstrom
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.
Author: Elisabeth Carlsson
Publisher: CICO Books
Discover lagom—the Swedish idea of balance, harmony, beauty, and sufficency. Our love affair with all things Scandinavian shows no signs of letting up. Having embraced the Danish concept of hygge, we’re now looking to Sweden and one of their essential philosophies, lagom. It’s best described as “not too much, not too little; just the right amount,” which, in practice, is balance—and isn’t that what we’re all looking for? In this delightful little pocket book, Elisabeth Carlsson, a Swede who has been living in the UK for many years, lets us in on the secrets of the enviable Swedish lifestyle and shows us how we can all be a little more lagom. She explains what lagom means to the Swedish and then explores how it can relate to all areas of our life: from our separation of work and home through managing our time, to how we eat, never depriving ourselves but not overindulging and avoiding waste; from discovering what makes a home more lagom in style and function, to how we sustainably take care of that home; from appreciating and looking after our body with moderate exercise and care, to our approach to life as a whole, and realising that what’s good for the world can also be good for us, too. Filled with advice and ideas, this thoughtful guide provides the key to a lagom way of living—healthy, harmonious, and happy.
Author: Bertil Marklund
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
A short guide to a long life, The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer is a pragmatic little book that channels the simple, healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia. Swedish doctor Bertil Marklund covers broad ground in just over 100 pages, providing a comprehensive guide to lifestyle choices, including sleep, diet, exercise, and the negative impact of stress; he also introduces the concept of lagom, a Swedish take on moderation. We can all adopt the 10 tips outlined in the book without completely rethinking the way we live. With his practical and realistic advice, Dr. Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life—today, and in the future.
Author: Steffi Knowles-Dellner
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
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.
Author: Bronte Aurell
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
‘Why are Scandinavians constantly topping the happiness table?’ ‘How do you get more Scandi-style in your life?’ ‘Just how do you use lagom?’ Like her viking ancestors before her, Brontë Aurell left Denmark to explore the world beyond home shores and in her travels has come to understand the fascination with her kinfolk, as well as seeing the idiosyncrasies of the Scandinavian lifestyle that locals take for granted. Whether you want your apartment to look like it belongs in Copenhagen, to workout like a Norwegian or adapt to saunas like a Swede, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to the countries of the Nørth. Full of inspiration and ideas, how tos and recipes to help you experience the very best of Scandinavian design, philosophy, cookery and culture. With a signature wit and a keen eye for detail, travel alongside Bronte through fjords and mountains, farmlands and cities to better understand these three nations and what makes each one so unique. So get outdoors, learn the life lesson that there's no such thing as bad weather (only bad clothing) and you may discover your inner Scandi sooner than you think.
Author: Maya Thoresen
We all want to feel healthier, happier and richer not only on the outside but also on the inside. The Swedish concept of lagom can help us to live a happier, more harmonious and balanced life. Lagom is used to describe the perfect state when something is neither too much, nor too little. It is just enough to make you satisfied. It can be used when talking about anything from the weather to how much milk you pour in your coffee. If the question starts with "How much?" the typical answer in Sweden is "lagom."The Swedish apply lagom to most aspects of their life without thinking about it. This book will show you how lagom can be incorporated into your personal life, family, relationships, work, home, health, and wellbeing. Living lagom is to live a moderate life where balance is the key to success in all areas. To encourage you to create a healthier lifestyle the lagom way, this book includes some easy Swedish recipes. Why not surround yourself with family and friends and cook together? This is a good activity to enjoy together instead of eating out. To conclude the book, there's a 21-day challenge with ideas to help you live a more legion lifestyle. You can try everything from self-care to new activities, and get useful tips on how to clean up your home and your life once and for all.
Author: Meik Wiking
Publisher: Penguin UK
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.
Author: Lynda Balslev
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
While the Danish concept of hygge as caught on around the globe, so has lagom—its Swedish counterpart. An essential part of the lagom lifestyle, fika is the simple art of taking a break—sometimes twice a day—to enjoy a warm beverage and sweet treat with friends. This delightful gift book offers an introduction to the tradition along with recipes to help you establish your own fika practice.