Thursday, 2 February 2017

Lagom

Last year I wrote some posts on Hygge, and how I wanted to try and bring into into our lives more, you can read the old posts HERE but for 2017, we have a new Scandi buzzword - Lagom.

Hygge is more "here and now", in the moment, if you like.  Candles, hot chocolate and cosy socks. I know, thats a very basic explanation and of course there is a lot lot more to it. So much so, I'm still embracing Hygge this year. I even thought about using it as my 2017 word.

Now sadly Lagom, is not quite as cosy as sitting in front of a fire and eating as much chocolate as you can, but its something that I think we can all get behind.
Its all about making simple changes in your everyday life - be kinder, think about our food, and eat foods in season.  Think more about of your spending habits, picking up reusable items and reducing food waste etc.,  So not just easier to pronounce but Lagom, is more about a sustainable way of living; achieving a good work/life balance.  Its not about denying yourself things, not at all, but buying better if you like.  Quality over rubbish, being kinder to yourself and those around you.

IKEA  are running "Live Lagom project, click the link and you'll be about to read more about it, but its helping you to save money on bills etc., anything from LED lightbulbs to recycling bins.

I think both Hygge and Lagom go hand in hand really, and I for one, can get behind it.
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9 comments:

  1. I got myself a lovely book about Hygge and am really enjoying reading it.
    Lagom is not something that I had heard of - perhaps I need to find out a bit more.
    Toni xx

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  2. I love hygge, currently making February the month of hygge for me (and on my blog), as a reminder to relax and just be. I'm loving the sound of lagom and something I try really hard to do myself everyday, another scandi word added to the awesome bank :) xx

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  3. I like the sound of this one!

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  4. I think the two can go together in a happy relationship of better & over all happier living while taking care of the world.

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  5. Sounds perfect! I used to work with someone who did her Masters in Positive Psychology and she researched into whether having 'more' of things like money or possessions made you happier and the bottom line is - no it doesn't. in fact it can be the opposite!

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  6. I've just bought the Hyde book and after my pamper bath today I'm going to settle down and read it. We've had such a rough few months with my hubby having a stroke at the beginning of December and me being made redundant so it's just what I need I think. Hadn't heard of lagom but sounds good too xx

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  7. I've just bought the Hyde book and after my pamper bath today I'm going to settle down and read it. We've had such a rough few months with my hubby having a stroke at the beginning of December and me being made redundant so it's just what I need I think. Hadn't heard of lagom but sounds good too xx

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  8. This sounds like another thing I'm going to have to read up on! xx

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