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Friday, December 18

Lagom

[LAH-gawm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Swedish, early 19th century

1.

The principle of living a balanced, moderately paced, low-fuss life.

Examples of Lagom in a sentence

"My resolution for next year is to slow down and embrace the principle of lagom."

"Renee is a model of lagom — I've never seen her the slightest bit perturbed."

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About Lagom

Lagom developed in the 1830s as a Swedish word meaning moderation. It is also thought to have developed in some part from the word "lag," which means law.

Did you Know?

Our hectic lives seem to revolve around work, and you might find yourself getting burnt out. Think about establishing a lifestyle based more on lagom for yourself. Your work-life balance will improve, and your future self will thank you.

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