In my journey toward minimalism, I came across this sweet, little book, “Lagom, The Swedish Art of Living A Balanced, Happy Life.”
It’s a cute book and I would recommend that you read it if you’re interested in minimalism.
The author draws on her experience living in Sweden among the Swedish people and explains the concept of Lagom as being the idea that something is “just right.”
She extends this idea that is ingrained in the Swedish psyche into everyday living to relationships to how to interact in the wider world.
It’s filled with drawings and photographs, recipes and craft ideas. It’s a great, little book.
I keep saying, “little” and “cute” because it is. It’s a small and pretty book.
Niki talks about decluttering and decorating your home, the Lagom way. “Not too little, not too much.” And she doesn’t limit the decluttered and balanced life to just the home. She gives ideas on how to bring simplicity and “Lagom” to holidays and events.
She even brings in other Swedish ideas, such as Fredagsmys or “Cozy Friday” where the family gets together after a long week doing something like watching TV and relaxing.
There’s a large part of the book devoted to following the Swedes example of getting outside and enjoying nature. Something I think we could all do more of.
So, yeah, I really recommend this book if you’re needing more balance, moderation and simplicity in your life. If you’ve made that a New Year’s resolution, then get this book to inspire you!