In our house we live in this balance of American and Swedish customs and cultural norms that works for us but might be confusing to an outsider. One of the Swedish norms that we have fully integrated into our routine is fika.
Fika is a word that encompasses the act of taking a break from life each day and sitting down with friends/co workers/classmates/family members and having a beverage and snack. The most common iteration is coffee and a pastry which is where the kanebullar (cinnamon bun) really shines.
The key thing about fika beyond the food aspect is the communication that takes place during it. At my in laws it is a time when everyone no matter the age will gather round and partake in lively discussion, at a workplace it is when you can get to know your co workers a little better, at school it is when you can get clarification on a problem and joke with classmates. In our house it is where Mr. H and I discuss plans and what is going on in our lives and we often add the element of card playing to ours.
As a non Swede you may be thinking it sounds a bit odd but in Sweden it is a highly regarded part of the day which you can look forward too and then feel rejuvenated afterwards.
The integral part of it though is the word break which accompanies fika, as it is a break from life not a part of the busyness but a break.
So I encourage you this weekend to take a page from the Swedes and have a fika break with a someone close and enjoy life!