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How to Embrace Lagom


not too little, not too much
just the right amount

Following the hype surrounding hygge, lagom appears to be the buzzword of the moment. It's a Swedish word, untranslatable in English, which means roughly 'enough to go around.' A balanced life. For me, it embodies the spirit of minimalism - mindful consumption, decluttering, slow living.

Slow living. Christ, isn't that what we all need a bit more of? I wrote before about wanting to get offline a little more, yet I still feel the zaps of a million things-to-do zizzling around my brain.

Here are some ways we can embrace lagom:

Head outdoors
Walk and breathe.
Savour the taste
Don't overindulge, but enjoy.
Read 
The paper, a book, or whatever you like that's not a screen.
Tidy your spaces
Be brutal with disposing of unnecessary items.

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