Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

Author:   Niki Brantmark ,  Ana Clements
Publisher:   HarperCollins
Edition:   Library Edition
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9781538479636


Publication Date:   03 October 2017
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Derived from the Swedish phrase Lagom r b st, meaning the right amount is best; in moderation, in balance, langom is a deeply held philosophy closely tied to the Swedish cultural and social ideology of fairness and equality. Lagom is believed to have begun with Viking culture: at gatherings, when a bowl of mead was passed around in a circle, it was important that everyone sipped just enough or their fair share so there was enough to be enjoyed by all. Deeply ingrained in the Swedish psyche, lagom is about 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 dough they're kneading is lagom --not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard--but not to the detriment of other aspects of their lives--are following the ideal of lagom. In this inviting, inspirational illustrated guide, Niki Brantmark explains lagom and explains how to incorporate it into your own lifestyle, including: Home: declutter, keep items you love; buy consciously; Work: take regular coffee breaks away from your desk, Swedish style; learn to switch off at home; Money: more isn't happiness--live within your means and be thrifty without sacrificing quality; Body & Mind: exercise that fits your life and healthy habits that make you feel better (starting with more sleep); Food: enjoy that slice of cake, but remember, portions in moderation; Vacation: make the most of holidays and time off; Leisure: get out in nature--take a hike in the woods or a dip in the sea; Family: keep it simple and organized; Friendship: forms bonds that will last a lifetime; And much more. In an interconnected world filled with goal-oriented perfectionists, Lagom reminds us to slow down, to decompress and de-stress, to be mindful of sustainability yet not deny ourselves pleasure. But lagom is not a rigid set of rules--sometimes you need more, sometimes you need less, and that's fine too! With this idea-filled guide you can learn to find greater balance, well-being, and harmony--and most importantly, make time for the things that matter most in life.

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Author:   Niki Brantmark ,  Ana Clements
Publisher:   HarperCollins
Imprint:   HarperCollins
Edition:   Library Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 17.00cm
Weight:   0.045kg
ISBN:  

9781538479636


ISBN 10:   153847963
Publication Date:   03 October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Niki Brantmark is the creator of My Scandinavian Home, an interior design blog inspired by her life in Malm , Sweden, where she lives with her husband and three children. Originally from London, Niki has an MA in psychology from the University of Edinburgh and is the author of Modern Pastoral and The Scandinavian Home.

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