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Word of the day: Lagom

Lagom

[LAH-gawm]

Part of speech: noun

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

Origin: Swedish, early 19th century

Examples of lagom in a sentence

"My goal for the summer 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."

About Lagom

Lagom developed in the 1830s as a Swedish word meaning "moderation." It possibly developed in some part from the Swedish word "lag," which means "law."

Did you Know?

Our hectic lives seem to revolve around work, and you might find yourself getting burnt out as a result. 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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