Weekly Reads – September 10th

Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round up as useful for the young, modern, working woman. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy this week’s reads!

This week has been the first fall week for me. The temperature dropped a little bit in Berlin, and the fresh days made me feel so cozy and totally ready for fall. While some (most) of the days it’s still too warm to wear full on autumn clothes, I can’t wait for the proper fresh days when I can get back to sweaters and fall jackets.

Keep it simple. This post from Detail Oriented Beauty reminds us that simplicity and consistency in skin care are what actually matter, over the zillion products that get shoved into our faces in ads, online or at beauty stores. A successful and healthy routine for your skin probably boils down to a few solid steps/actions that you need to stick to (i.e. cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating) and most likely you don’t need to buy all the latest serums and creams out there. Before falling into the trend wagon, make sure that new product really fits you and it’s not just another trendy product you need to catch up with.

Solid career advice. This following piece of feedback from Lauren Duca resonates so much with me and I think it’s extremely valuable. We always tend to take other’s opinions/feedback much more seriously than we should, often forgetting that these people have their own biases too, which in the end affect how they see you and give you feedback. Always pay attention to who says what and consider it very carefully before taking it in. “You can’t take every bit of feedback. You can’t. You have to be open to criticism, but if you let every single person’s opinion guide and shape your writing, it’ll turn into ad copy by the end of the day. You cannot let your mind be infected by external judgments, so it comes down to committing to your own convictions — which is scary and makes you vulnerable.”

Meal prep inspiration. I love to look at quick and easy recipes that can serve for meal prepping or simply quick cooking sessions. Most of the times this remains as just an intent, as I am as basic as a person can get in terms of eating and cooking – I can eat the same thing for lunch on repeat until pretty much ever. These 20 recipes look great, easy and quick – all I look for in a meal that I would even think of cooking.

Quote of the week. I came across this beautiful quote somewhere on Instagram and can’t seem to find the original source anymore, but I really wanted to share it on the blog: “I like to keep my cup full, so that I can generously pour into others’ cups.” This speaks so loudly to what we should all do more: be more compassionate, more understanding and elevating those around us rather than focusing on our shortcomings without giving back to the world.


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