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A few months ago, after a couple of glasses of red wine and an evening of healthy debate, I took the somewhat shallow plunge and deleted Facebook (from my phone). I deleted Facebook for a number of reasons; 1) to become more productive, 2) to improve the way I communicate with people, and 3) to see if less social media would make me happier.
Three weeks ago I returned to work. This was the first time I saw anyone other than family or friends for the past eight months and to make matters worse, I was starting a new job. I wondered how would I find the “new me” when venturing into the world of being a working mum.
For far too long the image of women portrayed in the media has been lacking in diversity. Open any glossy magazine or online news site and you’ll find an abundance of slim, white women, when in reality women come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
According to Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, the third Monday in January (this year 16th January) is the gloomiest day of the year based on factors including weather, debts, time since Christmas and motivation. And as if that isn’t depressing enough, Arnall has predicted that 2017’s Blue Monday will be the most miserable yet because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US.
Let’s face it…it’s a tough old world, and in my book, although women have come SO far (and there are so many good things about being a women these days) sometimes being a women is not all it’s cracked up to be. In my view, we are stuck in a strange no-man’s land of progress and the seeming inability for us to move any further forward.
Translated as ‘just the right amount’, lagom is thought to relate to being frugal, fair and creating balance.
While 2017 was the year of hygge, lighting a scented candle and curling up with hot chocolate and layers upon layers of blankets and knitwear, lagom is a way of living. While hygge captures a moment in time, lagom is an overarching concept behind the way we live our lives in general.
At the beginning of the year, many of us make resolutions to save more money, be less stressed when it comes to our jobs and indulge more in our passions and hobbies. This thinking is the foundation of living a lagom lifestyle.
Lagom is the new Scandi trend sweeping the UK, giving hygge a run for its money. It’s centred on moderation; living life a little more frugally; and planning for the future. A loose translation of the Swedish word, lagom, is “not too little, not too much, just right.”
From how to jump start a car to what makes you happy, we should all try and learn these important life skills.
When it comes to looking after people we – especially women – can tend to put the needs of everyone else before our own.
There is a new diet in town and it’s called the 5:5:5 diet which encourages its followers to eat five small meals every single day. The creator of the diet, UK nutritionist Angela Dowden, says it can help users lose up to five pounds in a fortnight.
A new report from the Prince’s Trust shows that the overall wellbeing of young people in the UK has dropped to its lowest level since the study was launched in 2009. The report reveals that more than a quarter of millennials do not feel in control of their lives, and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and future prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential.
We’re officially a nation of digital junkies.
Lagom is predicted to be the latest Scandi trend we’ll all be raving about in 2017.