Health

  • First Hygge, now Lagom?

    So first we had the Swedish hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) meaning to “enjoy life’s simple pleasures” and now we have lagom (pronounced “LA-gom”) another 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”. Taking this meaning literally we can see where the style came from.
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    Lagom is more about ‘a way of living’ rather than just creating a look, think about what it would take to create a balance between work and play as an overarching concept behind life in general. Wouldn’t you like to create and ‘have’ that balance? I know I would! Do you have any tips? How do you balance work and play? Do we need to ‘make like the swedes’?

    Be great to hear your thoughts! Do you feel like we are quick to embrace other cultures terms and use them to shape our lives?

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  • My Goals for 2014….

    GOALS 2014

    Instead of ‘new years resolutions’ i’m taking them to be my ‘GOALS’ for 2014… I’m not sure if that means that they are more achievable but i will certainly give it a good go!

    LOOK AFTER MYSELF
    To put my health first and look after number 1, apt that this is my first goal of 2014! In order to achieve all my blind ambitions (believe me there are lots of them!!) I need to be in good health, physically and mentally! Looking after myself doesn’t mean that i need to become a fitness guru, it means eating well, sleeping well and taking on less stress…. easier said than done, but I’m going to give it a good go!

    BLOG MORE
    2014 is about increasing the amount I blog and making sure my online presence allows my audience to understand me and what I am all about! I still have a lot to learn but with the worldwide web as my teacher and lots of fabulous blogs out there I think I’m in capable hands!

    BE POSITIVE AND DETERMINED
    When life gets busy you almost forget all the positive thoughts you are trying to channel on a daily basis, when the going gets tough i need to make sure i remain positive and determined ’til the end. ‘Be positive, I can do it’ is what i need to keep telling myself and focus on.

    TRAVEL
    I have a dream of visiting South America, its the only part of the world i haven’t seen (kind of!) and i would very much like to start adding places from this continent to my map of places i have been…. Its pretty full, so i shouldn’t moan but i want to add to it. Different cultures and different cities add to the diversity of your creativity and fuel my curiosity, so i welcome it!

    STAY CREATIVE
    Working as a project manager (currently this is where i am in my life) sometimes the creativity suffers and you find yourself tied to the laptop and endless excel spreadsheets rather than being on site and sourcing wonderful items for the vast projects you are managing…. Its part and parcel of the industry and personally i think all designers need to be able to do it all in order to provide the best service! However I don’t want my creative side to suffer and feel left out, so this year i need to make sure i set myself projects and tasks to nurture my creativity, after all i am a creative person first and foremost!

    So thats my list, not very extensive but it allows me to focus on whats most important and thats me (goal number 1!! yaay!)…. I need to make sure my head is in the zone and goals are easier to tick off the list rather than resolutions, even though they are all ongoing…. i found making this list quite difficult and had to think very carefully before i committed myself. What are your resolutions? Are they resolutions or goals? Have you broken any yet? 13 days in… let me know what you think of me turning mine into goals!

    You’ll be hearing more from me this year!!

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