Saturday, January 13, 2018

Live Lagom Book Thoughts


 About the Book 

An inviting exploration of "the new hygge": the Swedish concept of lagom--finding balance in moderation--featuring inspiration and practical advice on how to find a happy medium in life, home, work, and health.

Following the cultural phenomena of fika and hygge, the allure of Scandinavian culture and tradition continues in the Swedish concept of lagom. From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better. Lagom at home is about finding balance between aesthetics and function, focusing on simplicity, light, and open spaces. Health and wellness in lagom is a holistic approach for the body and mind--including connecting more in person, caring for self, managing stress, keeping active, and embacing enjoyment in daily routine. Live Lagom inspires us to slow down and find happiness in everyday balance. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts
I got this book because it revolves around simplicity. And adding a little non fiction to my book reading habits is really good for me. So I started off reading and I had to put tabs in the book before I even got out of the introduction! I so enjoyed reading this book and I think it is a great reminder on how we need to slow down, unplug from technology, and de-stress. The author talks about how we are always in a rush and looking for the next thing or promotion etc. "We can work to find happiness in who we are, not who we plan to be. (pg 36) Now in my opinion we always should be growing in Christ and working on that relationship. But in the aspect of regular life and jobs we always have this idea that we need to make this much money and have a bigger house and more things. Really we need to be thankful in the now and learn to appreciate what is now. 
"Taking breaks from social media, or even removing ourselves for large chunks of time, can help us to focus inward on what matters instead of focusing outward and constantly comparing ourselves to others." (pg 65) 
This is something I was just talking about with my co workers. We HAVE to unplug especially those of us who work on computers and with technology all day. This book really covers it all, from health, food, decor, fashion, etc. I found it to be really encouraging and interesting to learn more about Swedish ways. This book isn't about any weird spiritual type thing, it is simply explaining how another culture lives and how we can learn from it. Also, in Sweden they have fika which is a Swedish coffee break, they take it serious-the coffee and the break. Needless to say I highly recommend this book if you need a little different perspective and encouragement.

Five stars. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free. All opinions are my own."


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