Who could forget the great hygge obsession of 2017? The Danish philosophy gave us all an excuse to get a little cozier in the name of our health. And now, a new Scandi buzzword is on the horizon: lagom, the art of having “not too little, not too much.” Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, a new book by Niki Brantmark, tells you everything you need to know about this frame of mind.
According to Brantmark, lagom is all about conscious unselfishness—the idea that we all have the responsibility not to overconsume so that there’s plenty to go around for everyone. Let’s take a peek at how the Swedes adopt this innately eco-friendly mentality at home and how we can steal a page from their book.