lagom

[ lo-gawm ]
/ ˈlɒˌgɔm /

noun

the principle of living a balanced, moderately paced, low-fuss life: those who achieve lagom routinely take time to appreciate their surroundings, take several breaks during the workday, dress from a minimal and versatile wardrobe, and treat others with respect and kindness: After spending two fabulous months with my in-laws at their home in Stockholm, I’ve decided I need to bring some lagom into my hectic American life.

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Origin of lagom

First recorded in 1835–40; from Swedish: literally, “just right, just the thing, in moderation,” dative plural of lag “law,” used as an adverb
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