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The Swedish way of lagom - just enough. If you are eager to live a simpler, less wasteful, more content and happier way of life, then the Swedish concept of lagom might be what you have been looking for. Lagom is a lifestyle that promotes a simpler, more organized and less wasteful approach to existence that values simplicity and happiness above the constant consumerism that we are constantly told will make us more content.

This book is a practical guide to lagom. It covers many aspects of life and provides easy tips and steps that will allow you to introduce lagom into your daily routine.

Learn about different, practical ways to create a lagom lifestyle including:

  • Following a more sustainable lifestyle
  • Adopting lagom practices with your finances
  • Choosing the middle path for different areas of your life
  • How to lagom inside the home
  • Create a healthier, more balanced way of life
  • Striking the lagom balance between your work and your life
  • And much more

If you are looking for a clear, detailed explanation of lagom and the benefits it can bring you today, then this book is for you. Start leading a more balanced and content life today.

©2017 Alicia Karlsson (P)2017 Alicia Karlsson

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It’s essentially a compilation of articles you could find in an afternoon looking through blogs about wellness and environmentally conscious decisions. If you want or need one source for these ideas, it’s well executed. Nothing was concretely sourced and just as bad, not much about Scandinavian lifestyles aside from a mention of house colors and coffee breaks. I had hoped to hear how their economy and society differ from a US one and how a US citizen may adapt despite the limitations. For example, the work life chapter is a bit ridiculous. The toxic culture of one-upmanship and constantly being available at risk of your job makes the author’s advice seem unrealistic. The book focuses on individual actions and changes but neglects the impact of policy and structure.