The Swedish lifestyle concept of Lagom will truly continue to dominate in 2018…here are some ways you too can become a Lagomer or try to bring this sensibility into your lives.
Simple Lifestyle Choices can help you achieve this goal
Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts).
Lagom, simply put, is ‘Not too much, Not too little, is just Right’. It is about bringing a balance into one’s life.
5 Easy Tips for adding Lagom to your lifestyle
If possible try getting into a habit of either walking or cycling when one can avoid using the car. Join a group of friends and go cycling over the weekends. There are lots of groups out there in Karachi and other cities for cycling outdoors! This will reduce your carbon footprint for sure. In addition, if possible invest in a fuel-efficient car model.
Tip # 2
Save Water! Consciously turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. This is a good place to start. One can even try keeping a cup or a glass filled with water to rinse ones mouth. Teach your children from an early age to care for the environment and nature!
Tip # 3
De-clutter your Home, and life and begin with de-cluttering your bedoom. As sleep is nature’s way of de-cluttering your mind. Decorate your room in a calm and soothing style and enjoy the serenity that comes with that.
Tip # 4
Go on mini breaks if possible. It could be as simple as a taking a few hours off from a stressful schedule or go on hikes and treks with friends or family or dare to go alone.
The Mesmerising Mountains of Pakistan are a perfect getaway to destress from the city hustle and bustle.
Tip # 5
Brighten dark spots or areas in your home with a glowing lamp or simply by lighting candles. Not only will it soothe the interior space, but if these are fragrance candles then even better.
Nothing can get rid of a hard day’s stress than a beautifully lit and freshly fragranced room!
Practicing Lagom is a Personal choice! It’s a simple way to enhance your lifestyle.