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Try Some Lagom to Find More Balance

Try Some Lagom to Find More Balance

Every time you log onto social media or read a magazine, it seems everything comes up ‘hygge.’ For the past year, the world has become obsessed with learning about the Scandinavian word (pronounced ‘hue-guh’) which translates to ‘cosiness,’ in English. Now it seems Lagom, it’s Scandinavian relative, is taking the world by storm. Find out why and how it can help you find more balance in your life.

Enter ‘Lagom’

Lagom is easier to pronounce than ‘hygge,’ (‘la’ like ‘bar,’ ‘gom’ like ‘prom’), but ‘lagom’ is much easier to understand the indescribable feeling of ‘cosiness.’ Translated roughly as ‘just the right amount,’ ‘lagom’ is thought to relate to being frugal, fair and creating balance.

How to Lagom

Hygge captures a moment in time, just a short break, or something you try and work into everyday life. Lagom is a larger, broader concept behind one’s life. Rather than fitting it into your life, it is about your personal approach to life in general. Permanent work/life balance, happiness, and living frugally is what lagom is all about. The word is inspiring companies, as well as people, to jump on board and figure out what they want in life. IKEA is also handing out gift vouchers to customers so they can purchase products which help them conserve energy, save water, reduce waste, and live a healthier lifestyle. This is truly how to ‘lagom.’

Get Some Lagom

The challenge with any new phenomenon is how to incorporate it in your life. Everyone wants to make resolutions at the beginning of the year, but as the year progresses, it becomes harder to figure out how to make those resolutions work in your favor. The foundation of ‘lagom’ rests in keeping focused on:

  • Consciously reducing carbon/environmental footprint
  • Become more minimalist with clothes and material goods
  • Recycle and conserve energy at home
  • Reuse shopping bags rather than use plastic
  • Figure out ways to incorporate ‘lagom’ into your life that will bring more peace and help others and the planet

When you look at your life as the year goes on, it helps to think in seasons. Each season assess your personal life and possessions. Look around and donate what you are not using and begin the process of figuring out how to do more with less. There are always ways to reduce our footprint on the earth if we seek opportunities as they arise. Maybe, in this way, lagom can teach us a thing or two about how to live more sustainably.

Sustainable living is more than just about material goods. It is also about how to live well. Serenity provides a safe space for you to recover from addiction and figure out how to bring more ‘lagom’ into your life going forward. Call us if you are ready to find more peace and joy by letting go of addictive behaviors. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 844-339-6964