Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life
In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love?
Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—f...more
This is a nice book for what it is, but I don’t feel it is entirely accurate to say it is solely about lagom. I would say it is a book about living a slower, more mindful life; others have suggested it describes a minimalist lifestyle. A wide variety o ...more
There are different sections on how to create lagom in your life, from decorating your home, to celebrating different holidays. These sections are arranged with headers like “recycling” followed by “how to recycle”, or “keeping a small wardrobe” followed by “how to keep a s ...more
this book is really about stuff i already know, in many ways. floral crowns make you happy at midsummer, cinnabuns are comforting, plants make you more productive, comfy clothes keep you...well, comfy. but it's good reminde ...more
This was an interesting read because it covered so many topics – wardrobe, transportation, cooking, etc. – and how to help bring lagom into each area.
This book felt like a little like a love letter to Sweden, which makes sense, but it made it a little tricky for some of the suggestions because I think outside of Sweden some things wouldn’t be very realistic. That being said, most of the ideas and suggestions wo ...more
Lagom, the idea of finding balance and things being “just right” was well explained by the author, who lived in London before she moved to Sweden. I enjoyed her POV and definitely learned more about Sweden as I read t ...more
A wonderful look at the Swedish lifestyle known as Lagom. A minimalist mindful way of living.Full of lovely traditions like coffee breaks known as fika.Family time is cherished & quality over quantity little waste when it comes to shopping,This was a lovely introduction to Lagom, ...more
Swedish homes are simple, clutter-free yet have a personal touch via plants, lights, handmade or secondhand items. Shoes off in the house keeps things sanitary and coz ...more
The format is similar to The Little Book of Hygge , so I was assuming it would be similar to that title - unfortunately, I found this book poorly written, lacking any focus and generally unremarkable. The topic is meant to be "lagom" as the title directs, but often the author went into tangents about living in Sweden without much bringing the text back to the main argument. This would have been better formatted as a magazine or blog entry with less structure.