'Lagom (pronounced [²lɑːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning "just the right amount". The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as "enough, sufficient, adequate, just right". Lagom is also widely translated as "in moderation", "in balance", "perfect-simple", and "suitable" (in matter of amounts).'-Wikipedia.
Most Swedes have a lagom temperament and personality, we don't like too much drama and we live a lagom life! All of which I did not like when I was young. I wanted to spread my wings, I wanted to fly and I wanted to explore life and I was not able to do that living a lagom life. So I moved country and started a new life in Canada where I could totally spread my wings like an eagle and I loved it! I studied psychology, self-help books and worked on my insecurities, I was growing leaps and bounds and I paid it forward by going to high schools as a motivational speaker. I became a professional model and did some acting, opened my own business and completed a bachelor degree and I loved my life. I do not think this could have happened by living a lagom life in my late 20' to the 40's. But I can totally embrace a lagom life later in life, that is for sure. Doing what I want to do, being creative, kayaking and paddle boarding on the lake, reading on the deck and having the sun kissing my face and body, having more friends over, going for trips etc. It sounds busy but I would do all of this in a lagom time frame when the time comes and not being in a hurry or having to put another idea on my list that may or may not come true-which can be stressful in itself. Lagom is on trend and I think you can live a lagom life after you have had an adventurous life that you can look back at with a smile. No, after some thought I think you can live a lagom life for the rest of your life, you make the decision on what fits and what is right for you <3 <3.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.