The Little Book of Lagom

The Little Book of Lagom❮KINDLE❯ ➛ The Little Book of Lagom ❥ Author Jonny Jackson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Be kind to yourself and simplify your life Think lagom   Lagom pronounced lah gom is a Swedish word that means “not too much and not too little but just the right amount” It’s about moderation Be kind to yourself and Book of PDF ✓ simplify your life Think lagom   Lagom pronounced lah gom is a Swedish word that means “not too much and not too little but just the right amount” It’s about moderation efficiency and fairness This gift book helps readers find balance in their lives with practical tips sensible recipes simple craft projects and inspirational uotes They’ll learn how to fill their homes with energy saving recycled décor reduce food waste in their everyday lives and balance their needs with those of the wider world . Lagom as any Swedish fule kno is a useful word meaning neither too much nor too little but just right The story of Goldilocks can be read as a search for this elusive ideal Or to take another example consider this book A person who has actually lived in Sweden and notices it at Waterstones might at one extreme read it from cover to cover and gush about it to all their friends; or at the opposite end of the spectrum they might burn Waterstones to the ground killing a dozen people and causing fifty million pounds worth of property damage and spend the rest of their life in jail A lagom response in contrast would be to flip through it for a couple of minutes and then post a mildly sarcastic review on Goodreads which continued for another 143 boring pages The Little Book of Lagom caught my eye just as last year The Little Book of Hygge did While Hygge is all about comfort Lagom is all about balance or just the right amount This is definitely something I could benefit from because I tend to over do in many aspects of my life and balance is something I’m always striving to find There are several sections to this book Some ideas included are saving energy around the home re purposing packing crates and pallets homemade citrus cleaner decluttering ideas storage solutions reducing food waste how to extend the life of produce what to do with leftovers yummy recipes and much The photographs and images included are visually appealing and would make this a great gift book Overall I enjoyed this and found many practical tips I could use to achieve better balance in my life and home Thank you to Jonny Jackson Elias Larsen Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley for the copy to read and review The Swedish lifestyle is all the rage at the moment; firstly we had 'hygge' and now we have 'lagom' I'm a great fan of both concepts as both are about living life comfortably and pleasingly savouring the little moments and making the most of what you've got Both are terms which mean by and large 'just the right amount' and this book will give you plenty of tips to do just thatThere is great photography throughout this book balanced with clear and easy to read text The book in itself is a masterpiece of beauty but the content is where it really comes into its own There are so many useful tips some just common sense across many different parts You'll find chapters about the home such as decluttering and saving energy a chapter about work and home and balancing the demands and about eating a healthy dietI can't complain about this book it is a lovely read and so packed full of great advice Granny wisdom served on a hipster plate in a cute way though A good little book A bit of common sense would have you doing most of the things in this book but some nice ideas nonetheless Super interesting read and full of really helpful tips that I agree with First and foremost what a calming cover? Onto the contextPart 2 A Balanced Diet and Good Health is exactly what I needed I'm constantly trying to improve my wellbeing and to see a section on this made my reading experience pleasurable I particularly loved portion control page from today on wards I will be using it as a guide There are a lot of articles books and magazines on health and fitness but I feel that simplicity wins I will forever think Lagom This book definitely makes a great gift for anyone above the age of 16 I have already shared this book with my family Highly recommend After reading Hygge by Summerdale last year I instantly knew that this publisher is in my top listI was fortunate enough for the team to send me a copy of The Little Book of Lagom to review Big thank you It's a new year and that means it's time to look back over the last year and see what worked for us and what didn't I know that something I struggled with last year was balance My worklife balance was not at all and I'm determined in 2018 to bring life and less work to the balance So while I'm still all over last year's obsession with Danish hygge I love comfort this year I'm adding lagom Lagom is the Swedish idea of trying to find balance in life It's about living simply and with intention while leaving behind overshopping overspending overcrowding and over everything else And the best uick introduction to lagom I've found so far is The Little Book of Lagom by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen It is small like the title says only about seven inches suare or whatever size your tablet is if you're an ereader like me and under 150 pages And if that sounds like a lot of pages to you realize that there are many pages with only photos or illustrations so it's very fast to zip through and get introduced to the concept of lagom Divided into four sections The Little Book of Lagom give advice on creating a balanced home a balanced sense of health that worklife balance that eluded me last year and balance in your legacy in the world There are lots of uick tips a few recipes and numerous ideas for reducing stress decluttering eliminating waste and living a life that makes you happy None of the advice is overly deep or difficult; mostly it's uick tips and ideas to help you get focused again and make smarter choices It's not about fixing everything that's wrong in your life or living so piously that your friends no longer want to know you It's about finding what's right for you what works for you what makes you happy and gets you closer to your goals Lagom is that simple And The Little Book of Lagom keeps things that simple It makes a fantastic gift for yourself or for anyone you know who is struggling to find balance in their life And now that you know all that you still have one uestions I know what it is It's pronounced lah gom You're welcome Galleys for The Little Book of Lagom were provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalleycom with many thanks  There are a lot uses for Goldilocks now than there used to be even astronomically speaking and this could be one of them as it is a philosophy of “not too much not too little just right” Having visited Sweden often I can attest that a lot of people really do think this way which is one of the reasons I visit so oftenThere’s tips to make your home energy efficient There’s a crafts article on how to turn an old t shirt into a tote bag as well as other clothes that can be reincarnated as draft stoppers or rugs The part about storing your clothes vertically in the drawers was a revelation as was the advice to eat before shopping for groceries On the other hand the recipes meant nothing to me as almost every one has ingredients I’m allergic to or can’t stand Same with the gardenLike many advice books there’s a lot of what’s usually called common sense even if it isn’t common It really doesn’t feel much different than other similar books simply using the Swedish connection as a way to supposedly differentiate Lagom is a Swedish term for just the right amount Apparently an entire lifestyle has been built around it living and enjoying a simpler life so that you can focus on what's really important It endorses a minimalistic lifestyle including less things declutter repurpose reuse and maintaining a smaller ecological footprint The book is divided into four parts Home; Balanced Diet Good Health; Healthy WorkLife Balance and Balance Your Needs with the Wider World It contains home projects craft projects recipes exercises etc etc etcI understand this theory is meant to encompass your entire life but it's little than common sense It seems to be trying to be too much of everything to be really good at anything I found it trite and boring I unfortunately cannot recommend this bookThanks to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for allowing me the opportunity to review an e ARC of this book The opinions in this review are strictly my own

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  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • The Little Book of Lagom
  • Jonny Jackson
  • 16 November 2015
  • 9781449491154