Nowadays, to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often want to find a simple, natural lifestyle.

Decoding the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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A universal concept deeply ingrained in the Swedish people’s thinking system, Lagom is a journey to discover core values and understand oneself in the vast, vast world.

Many scholars believe that Lagom originates from the Viking term “laget om” (meaning “to pass around in a group”).

Learn to enjoy life with the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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Lagom encourages moderation and balance.

Swedish people are always satisfied with the present, accepting shortcomings and constantly trying to improve.

Besides, Lagom also accompanies sustainability.

6 healthy habits of Lagom lifestyle

1. Take a cold shower every morning

Soaking in a cold lake is an elegant pastime of Northern Europeans in general and Sweden in particular.

When embraced by the clear, cool water, all your senses will be completely awakened and quickly become flexible and sensitive.

2. Connect with nature

Swedish people always have a passionate and deep love for nature.

From a young age, children are immersed in nature through many practical extracurricular activities.

Learn to enjoy life with the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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3. Minimize space

The Lagom lifestyle guides us to practice minimalism.

In addition, limiting necessary items also helps us save a significant amount of money.

Learn to enjoy life with the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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4. Fika with a warm cup of coffee

Lagom focuses on harmonious and strong bonds to create a friendly and civilized society.

In an intimate, open atmosphere, everyone confides about their personal lives, finds solutions to problems or shares bold and spontaneous ideas.

Learn to enjoy life with the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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5. Practice the art of listening

The Lagom lifestyle also reveals the secret to natural and tactful conversation.

Because they believe that silence is an essential element in the story of both sides.

Learn to enjoy life with the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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6. Live kindly and be willing to help others

Known as the most generous country in the world, Sweden contributes more than 1% of GDP each year to support underdeveloped countries.

Note a few inspirational quotes for family and friends

Sincerely compliment everyone around you

Thank the security guards, cleaners, junior staff… because they did their job well

Write a handwritten letter to a distant relative or some old friends

Bring a spare umbrella and give it to a colleague when it suddenly starts to rain

Learn to enjoy life with the Swedish Lagom philosophy

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