Lagom – in & out!
You can practice lagom in any aspect of your life. From the simplest everyday thing to the most important ones. Even your stand on social and political matters. Taking care that you do not get excessive amounts of anything can help you improve your physical health: not too much alcohol, a burger with no fries, medium roasted coffee and so on. On the other side, it is also about not too much physical exercise or obsessing with the gym.
Lagom can also help you with improving your mental health: having a decluttered home and limiting purchase and consumption of goods (especially the very expensive ones) can take much burden off your shoulders (minds too!). You do not need too much of luxury or showy-off things.
Then you suddenly understand that these decisions of yours can influence the world much more than you initially thought. Being healthy, stress–free and fair can bring change in the society too. Not too much work or obsession with the career. Not depleting the planet’s resources. Distributing your wealth among society so that everybody can have the same opportunities and live a good life.
Cool, huh? Well, as the Swedes would say “lagom kul“. Not too cool. There must be a balance in coolness too!