Scandinavian Health

"Happiness isn't a location –
      it's a state of mind.
"

Some useful words and phrases, from a Kaiser Permanente health newsletter of December 2020, "5 Scandinavian secrets to a happier, healthier life":

  1. Fika paus – Swedish for "coffee break"
    • "Prioritizing time for breaks and socializing each day can help with work-life balance, which may reduce stress."
  2. Friluftsliv – Norwegian for "open-air living"
    • "Time spent outside – even if it's just at an urban park – can have a positive impact on our sense of well-being."
  3. Gokotta – Swedish, "... waking up early in the morning to go outside and listen to the birds sing ..."
    • "... spending quality time in nature ..."
  4. Hygge – Danish, "... celebrating coziness ... joy in feeling warm and fuzzy, inside and out ..."
    • "... focusing on the positives in life ..."
  5. Lagom – Swedish and Norwegian, "just the right amount"
    • "... find balance in every part of life ..."

(cf Happiness Is (2015-07-28), Joko on Joy (2015-09-03), Mantra - Happiness Is (2018-03-20), ...) - ^z - 2021-05-24