Try taking more time to appreciate the experience you’re in, whether that’s savoring a success (rather than planning for the next one) or taking your morning routine at a more leisurely pace.
The Swedish take outdoor recreation time seriously. In her book "Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living," Linnea Dunne says the Swedish have a rule called allemansrätten, which literally means "freedom to roam."
Lagom may sound similar to the principles of minimalism, but rather than obsessing over how little you can live with, lagom is more about encouraging people to focus on having enough, knowing that those parameters change regularly.
Fika is, essentially, an additional break during the day for a coffee and pastry with friends. No surprise, fika is totally part of the lagom lifestyle. These coffee breaks are generally unrushed, cozy, and full of conversation.
A lagom attitude can help you feel part of something bigger and provide a sense of purpose,” she writes. Sounds like something we could all use right now.
Drama is something that easily weighs a person down, but that's exactly what the concept of lagom tackles — learning how and what to let go of.
Today we are more inclined to throw our money at every and any product that seems interesting. With online shopping especially, we don't even have to go out and get it.
A conversation needs to be balanced, not one-sided. By using lagom and actively listening, whether it's to your romantic partner, friends or family, you are effectively building a positive relationship.
Exercising has many benefits, including less stress, better sleep, and disease management. But overexercising can lead to problems like sore muscles, feeling tired all the time, sleep troubles, anxiety and depression.
Giving has been linked to reduced stress and a decrease in negative emotions. Another study also found that giving and receiving gifts increased positive emotions.