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Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life | Niki Brantmark
In a fast-paced world, wouldnt 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 worlds happiest places to live, and lagom, which means not too much and not too littlejust right, is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of lifefrom work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagomnot too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hardbut not to the detriment of other parts of their livesare following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.
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Sharpeipup
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Headed inside & switched to a cozier read.
#rainydayread

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Michollio
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Please excuse me while I move to Sweden 🇸🇪😄

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Tomigirl44
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#24in48 #hour18challenge This is the only book on my nightstand, primarily because most of my books are on my Kindle, but also because I keep essential oils and a diffuser there also, and with a cement floor I don‘t want to accidentally drop and break any of them on my floor. I like to read a few pages from this book from time to time - helps me connect with my Swedish roots 😊

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atransparenteyeball
Bailedbailed

Felt very underwhelmed by this selection of things to do if you're privileged and live in a society that holds value for all of the things mentioned.

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Expandingbookshelf
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I‘m just over here trying to live my best life... ☕️📚🤞🏻

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LauraJ
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I did the audiobook version. It‘s only four hours. Lagom is like being a Libra...everything in balance. Good enough to borrow, but not worth buying. After last year‘s hygge trend, all of this book‘s info is familiar. I‘m sure the print version would be more interesting, but still better to borrow unless you are obsessed with the Swedish lifestyle.

aleph You may want to check out The Almost Nearly Perfect People to follow it up. Lagom has a good side but also a side that can cause Swedes to sigh wearily. Here is lagom in action: https://youtu.be/avoKDIEyJ6M 2y
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RowReads1
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There‘s a theme going on here🤔.

aleph The Almost Nearly Perfect People would be a good addition to your stack. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Perfect read for cold Sunday morning. It's a very pretty book with beautiful pictures. It's a #readmyshelves2018 #MountTBR #MountBlanc book I will be keeping.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig

"Smultronställe - (n.) lit. 'Place of wild strawberries'
A special place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation; a personal idyll free from stress or sadness."
#wonderfulwords

Sydsavvy ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Tips on How To Enter the Ocean when it's freezing cold in Sweden? Umm No. I'm a Pagosa Hot Springs Kind of Gal. ❄❄❄

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Palimpsest
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I‘ve been reading the Danish hygge books because it‘s a big percentage of my heritage. But I wanted to get a sense of what other countries value. This book discusses living well with minimalism and mindfulness and tips on respecting nature, being involved in community, saving energy, celebrating holidays, and parenting. Lovely photos and even a few recipes are tucked into all the tips of living with “not too much and not too little.”

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Not sure what the Swedes would make of binging for 24 hours in a 48 hour period on reading, but I suspect from the subtitle “(Not Too Little, Not Too Much)” it may not be advisable... 🤣. Coming down the home stretch of this readathon!

cocomass You‘re so close!! 🙏🏽 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Leelee08
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Can‘t wait to start this one!💙💙💙💙

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slategreyskies
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This book was just right. Reading it helped me to start the year off in a gentler and kinder manner. I didn‘t feel like all of the sections applied to me (info for a lagom wedding anyone?), but the sections that did apply were simple and relevant. Highly recommended if you‘re interested in living a calmer and simpler and more meaningful life. 🌲❄️

minkyb I‘m calmer just reading your review! 🙃 2y
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slategreyskies
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Currently trying to slow down and breathe and read. This is the book I‘ve been dipping into. 💙

KVanRead That‘s a word I haven‘t heard in a while but you hear it literally all the time in Sweden. 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 9! Just released. Now that you may be all hygged out, lol, see what the Swedes have to offer. Lagom means "not too little, not too much, just right". Juggling priorities, reducing stress, eating well, saving money, enjoying downtime, and coffee-break culture, going green, staying clean and orderly, etc., are all explored. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

Wbabdullah Well this seems to be right up my alley as I try to finish “the” book on hygge!! Now, what‘s the pronunciation of lagom? It took quite a while to drill “hoo-ga” in my mind for “hygge”.😂 (edited) 2y
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