Live Lagom: The Art Of Balanced Living

Live Lagom: The Art Of Balanced Living

Lagom means: “just the right amount”. While hygge is about creating cosy moments; to “live lagom” is to achieve balanced living. It’s an approach to living life that strives to simplify and create focus that achieves a harmonious and balanced lifestyle. Want to achieve greater balance and wellbeing? Here are five ways you can practise lagom.

1 | Adjust Your Work/Life Balance

Achieving a perfect work/life balance might be a myth but checking in with how you spend your time is crucial in making sure you’re not being overworked and you’re taking care of your body and mind. Consider how often you’re spending time on monotonous tasks vs how often you get to invest time in things you love. Adjusting this work/life balance is important for mental health and well-being; making sure you have a healthy mix of rewarding experiences and work commitments ensures you’re reevaluating this balance regularly and taking the time to adjust it accordingly. It’s all too easy to slip into a rinse and repeat pattern of sleep, eat, work. A few simple habits can kickstart your mornings helping you to feel invigorated and empowered. Remember to enjoy your weekends and, if you can, take a city break or a staycation to properly relax and unwind.

2 | Declutter Your Life

Decluttering your life is all about removing the excess; getting rid of things that do not make you happy to make room for those that do. Simplifying your life will help you to identify your priorities, establish systems that make your life easier, and live a happier, more fulfilled life. But it all starts with a first step: decluttering. Decluttering your home will benefit you both physically and mentally. A home full of wanted stuff can cause emotional distress, lack of focus, and physical discomfort. Eliminating this clutter allows you to live with “just the right amount” and not be surrounded by things you don’t want and that are making you unhappy. Start with something small (what about that junk drawer?) and move onto bigger areas to declutter; you’ll find your home will look better and you’ll feel better.

3 | Simplify Your Style

Want to spend less money, gain more space, have stress-free mornings, increase productivity, gain confidence, and receive more compliments? Simplify your style. Simplifying your wardrobe is about committing to fewer purchases of higher quality; the result is you’ll look better, feel more confident, and develop a unique sense of personal style. What’s more is you’ll be able to achieve all that with just a few items of clothing that can be mixed and matched to create versatile outfits. The purpose of simplifying your style is creating a wardrobe full of intentionally picked cohesive items that are a joy to wear; you’ll have just enough of everything you need for effortless daily style.

4 | Create A Jewellery Capsule

Just as a minimal wardrobe can help you simplify your style and create a well-defined wardrobe; creating a jewellery capsule collection provides you with the fundamental basics for your everyday style making it easy to accessorise your outfits with minimal effort. Investing in a selection of versatile minimal jewellery means each piece complements your personal style and can be worn with anything and everything. It’s a capsule packed with just enough well-defined, high-quality pieces that completes your wardrobe and brings you joy to wear. Full of the essential pieces that can be worn everyday, a jewellery capsule ignores seasonal trends in favour of timeless pieces to be worn all year round. Less is always more.

5 | Invest In Self-Care

A happy life is one where you value the importance of self-care. Be kind to yourself and living with “just enough” gets a whole lot easier. Adopt self-care rituals that nourish your body, nurture your creativity, and improve your quality of life. Although we often think of self-care involving the spending of money whether it’s on day trips, gifts to ourselves, or investments in our hobbies or entertainment; self-care doesn’t have to cost a penny. There are plenty of ways you can look after yourself without spending anything. Investing in yourself plays a huge role in achieving goals and ambitions. Make self-care a priority and you’ll achieve a harmonious balance in your life.

Live Lagom: The Art Of Balanced Living

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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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