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 – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!
Before I start, let me just say how in shock I am of how quick December is passing; I truly feel like I don’t have enough time to enjoy the season and the days are just flying. There is not enough time to meet friends,to get all the work done, to enjoy quiet time at home with the loved ones or to wander around the city. Nonetheless and despit the little time, this year I am enjoying every single bit of it and I hope you are all enjoying December and all Christmassy things around as well!
Holiday Gift Guide. If you – like me – are still figuring out – some of – the Christmas presents, here is the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide from the New York Times. They have a lot of gift suggestions, from tech to beauty and self-care or home decor, I am sure you will find at least one suitable gift from their list.
Get festive. Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year and I truly think that everyone should enjoy it. And truth is, decorations play a big role in enjoying the little things or just cozying up in your favourite Christmassy corner in your house. Here are a few simple holiday decorating ideas and if you have a small space, R29 got you covered and released a guide for the small spaces.
Life tips. CGD brings 10 tips every woman should know from the notion that “every action is a brick that builds a wall”, to “you are what you consume” and “the most important relationship you have is with yourself”. I enjoyed reading it because despite how mainstream it might look, it felt great to re-read this sort of things, that even if we always hear and we think we have top of mind, we don’t often take the time to think them through and live by them every single day. It’s a good way to take some time and reflect.
Reading & leadership inspiration. Do you need some inspiration for what is going to be up on your reading list next? Here is a list of ten books – recommended even by Harvard Business Review – to broaden your leadership skills and take it to the next level.
Get the promotion. I don’t know about you, but I am always willing to hear some advice on what I can do better to position myself at work and reading what seven managers have to say about how to get promoted is no exception.