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!
Before I start, a quick update from my Cohorted beauty box – it has finally arrived. Two weeks later that it was supposed two and it’s finally here. To be honest, I actually like it and will most likely do a review of the box. It has been the first time I have subscribed to a beauty box and I definitely want to share my thoughts in case it would be helpful for anyone else considering it.
Don’t sabotage yourself – Or how to put limits by getting emails off your private phone. I have not completely removed my work email but I did disable the notifications. I used to feel a bit anxious every time an important email would arrive once I am out of the office or right before going to bed and I felt that reading those late emails was a stress producing activity and they were really affecting the quality of my sleep. I have since turned off the notifications and I am feeling much better. I don’t check my work emails unless I want to, and I can’t tell you how much better I feel since then.
Getting personal. I like personality test for the sole reason that they force us to reflect on what we do, how we do it and why we do it, to really understand where we stand. Know where you are and how to use your personality type to your own advantage and leverage your strengths.
Common sense. Are you treating with a rude and unprofessional co-worker? It’s always though to navigate a situation like that so learn how to manage that sensibly and without making things worse.
In the spotlight. I love reading interviews with inspirational people, and especially with business women. I find it so interesting and a great way to learn from other people and get their advice. The calm transmitted through this interview with Beth Comstock, former Vice Chair of GE has definitely caught my attention and stayed with me.