“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful-
that will be my life.”
-Elsie de Wolfe
The Swedes and Danes have a few things on Americans when it comes to quality of life. European countries in general have a stronger focus on work life balance and a family first mentality. I love how foreign languages have single words for concepts that English would take whole sentence to explain.
Here are three terms you should know and why you should fall in love with Hygge, Lagom and Plogging.
You may have heard of this term, pronounced “hoo-ga” before. I personally have taken this Danish term to heart! The Danish believe so much in living a life full of warmth and coziness that they created a word for it. You know that feeling when you are curled up with a cup of tea and warm blanket with your favorite book? That’s hygge!
How do you are hygge to your daily life in a positive way?
- Take a moment to sit alone curled up. It doesn’t have to be a long time or with a bunch of props- just curl up and allow a moment of peace to surround you.
- Invest in natural fabrics- wool and silk. These will give a more “cozy” feel than synthetics.
- Have a hot beverage! It doesn’t matter if it’s 90 or 10 degrees out. Hot beverages just make one feel happier inside- especially tea.
Fashion in particular seems to go from minimalism to maximalism from year to year (or even season to season). The Swedish concept of Logam is all about moderation! In a society that focuses on having it all with stores like Costco for buying in bulk moderation can be a very foreign concept. I personally love this concept and try to apply it daily, even before I knew the term logam.
Two ways to apply this concept to your daily life:
1: Diet. I don’t diet- I eat veggies when I want and a Big Mac when I want. It’s all about moderation! Too much of anything is bad for you- too many vitamins can make you sick, too much fat makes you sick. Be conscientious and practice moderation. 2: Don’t save it all. Don’t spend it all. You work hard for your paycheck, treat yourself. However, don’t spend all of it and be sure to be ready for that sure to come rainy day. How fun and productive does this Swedish word sound? I love anything that kills two birds with one stone and plogging certainly does that. How beautiful would the world be if we took care to clean it up while taking care of ourselves? People may think you’re crazy if you say you’re going to run to pick up trash or perhaps you chose to run inside. Plogging can still fit into your life!
Here’s how to work plogging into your daily schedule:
- The definition is “raising your heartbeat and saving the environment”. When you’re walking briskly up the street to grab lunch during your free hour take a second and pick up the straw wrapper or discarded Starbucks cup laying in front of you.
- When you take your pup for a jog use an extra poop bag to grab some of the trash you see on the way.
Have you heard of hygge, lagom or plogging? I’d love to hear your opinion or how you plan to incorporate these concepts into your life.
SO interesting, and such a great perspective!
I have never heard of any of this before! It sounds so interesting… I’d love to try!
This is really inspiring! I try and teach my daughter this concept, but I consider it simply taking care of our world… Cool post babe!
That is amazing!!! Definitely so important to pass on to the next generation!
Yes to all of these, especially Lagom! I consider myself an extreme when it comes to moderation (ironic, I know)!
These are all such great tips! I love being cozy with a hot beverage more than anything!
Me toooo! Tea is my love language.
I’ve never heard of any of these words before but I’m loving what they are all about!!
They are just great reminders to focus on the simple!
I actually had no idea what hygge was and enjoyed learning about it! Thanks for sharing darl!
Thanks for reading babe!
I did not know these words before but I totally love to hygge and logam!
Right?! Plogging not so much cause I hate running!!!
I’ve never heard of these before, but I love the meaning behind them! I need to incorporate more of these in my life 🙂
Same girl same!
I have never heard of these before, but its great to know about them! Thanks for the info
I’ve been really curious about these new trends so thank you for taking the time to explain them a bit better!
Aren’t they so much fun?!
I’ve never heard of these. Thanks for breaking it down.
Thanks for reading!!!
I had always wondered about these terms, so reading this breakdown of each one was so great. I definitely need to apply them all to my life more often. Thank you so much for sharing!
I need to do the same- especially lagoon!
I haven’t heard of these terms before. What an interesting read.
Thanks for reading!
Love this babe! These words are so awesome and I especially love the first one! Made me want to cozy up with a cup of tea!
cute & little
Girl me too!!! One of my fav hobbies for sure.
I have heard the danish term before! love that they have a specific word for that
Me too! Other languages are fascinating!
Interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading!
Love this post! I had heard of hygge (of course) but not the other two. Thanks for sharing!
I love the concepts! Have a great weekend!
Ohhh these are all new to me! Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad I could introduce them to you!
So I knew about hygge, but lagom and plogging are new to me. All of these sound like great ways to live your life. I’ll have to try to incorporate more lagom in my life.
Girl, I’m right there with you!
Oh my gosh, LOVE this post so much! I have definitely fallen in love with all three of these terms. Thanks for sharing!
Me too! Thanks you so much for the love babe! Hugs!
Thanks for reading!!!
So many trends, concepts, I lose track. I guess I will just continue to do what makes sense. 😀
That’s definitely the best thing to do in one’s life!