Weekly Reads – January 28th

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.

The Weekly Reads are perfect for your Monday morning commute or your first coffee break of the week. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!


What I have been up to this week


This past week has been so stressful. Luckily, I had my birthday on Friday and so I ended up taking the day off and I spent it resting and doing things that I love and I want to do more of; like going to the gym, reading, studying, blogging and all these things that bring me joy.

Work is quite stressful at this point and I have realized that I need to stop taking things personally. I generally put in a lot of work and many times I feel solely responsible for whatever happens – despite many things being often out of my control – and that really takes a toll on me; especially because I cannot free up my mind when I have to, and take this sort of “anxiety” with me everywhere.

I enjoy working, I enjoy having lots on my plate and getting stuff done, but I simply need to learn how to let go of what is not my responsibility. At the end of the day, it’s also a continuous progress; some days and months I am better at it, and I can manage it and people ask me how I manage to not get stressed, while other days it becomes more overwhelming inside my head and I feel like I am not that great at my work. If you’ve had a similar experience, I would love to hear your tips in the comments.

Weekly Reads Jan 28 2019
My favourite coffee is Spanish coffee. And the more to the north you go, the better the coffee.


The Reads


Working Woman Inspo. Today I came across this article from The Cut on How I get it done by Eva Chen, who is leading Fashion at Instagram. She has the coolest, working woman & mom Instagram. You might be familiar with the #evachen pose on Instagarm as well – a quick snap of her work shoes and bag taken in the backseat of a taxi on her way to work.

Career Advice. This piece from Man Repeller, on career advice from their Operations Manager, is a good read for some perspective, especially coming from someone in the media and creative industry.

Healthy breakfast. I probably have not mentioned my new morning routine I have implemented since the start of the year, but it exists. I am now waking up earlier, around 6:30-7:00 am and got back into the routine of starting the day with a good, healthy breakfast – which, dare I say, it has always been my favourite meal of the day. While I am pretty basic and I love to eat absolutely the same thing every single day, I can understand that not everyone does. So here are 15 healthy breakfast recipes that you can meal prep on the weekend.

Morning routine. And because we are talking about morning routines, here are some lessons taken away from trying three different morning routines, from exercising first to being mindful. If you like me are always looking for a way to become an early morning person, it’s definitely a quite interesting read.

Morning Newsletters. I did not intend for this week’s reads to all be related to morning routines – in one way or another – but maybe it was just meant to be this way. I love a good newsletter in my inbox, and some of you guys know I love The Hustle, which is brilliantly written but is focused more on tech/business news. So, when I read this article about The Skimm, I had to sign up and see what is it all about. The first newsletter will only hit my inbox by the time this post will be out, so I will follow-up with my thoughts on it next week.

Thank you for reading and please let me know your thoughts on this week’s reads in the comments down below. In the meantime, I am wishing you all a great start to the work week!



  1. Firstly, happy birthday! How wonderful that you took the day off to care for yourself. Best way to celebrate!
    I completely feel you on the letting go part. I’ve had that struggle since I was probably a child. At some point, it begins to affect your life too much. When you find yourself holding onto anything too hard, ask yourself who does that benefit / please. If the answer is not you, let it go. This mantra has worked for me recently!
    I loved all of this week’s reads. I’m a huge fan of both morning and night routines.
    I’m not sure if I’d like to The Skimm newsletter. It seems VERY basic, but I’m going to give it a try anyway. Also, I’m now subscribing to The Hustle. Usually, I just skin through the BBC app on my way to work, but let’s see how I adjust to the newsletters. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Komal! It was definitely a blessing to take the day off 🙂

      I seriously need to apply that. I am big on this sort of self-inflicting responsibility/guilt dyanmics but I think indeed the bigger question is whether it’s serving me any good and helping me to grow or just holding me back.

      I have been seriously underwater, so I only read a couple of The Skimm newsletters last week (and need to still catch up with the rest! ), and I will have to admit that so far they are not written with as much charm as The Hustle is, for example, which is definitely my personal favourite. Which one did you like the most?

      1. Indeed!

        I actually really like the Hustle one. I never subscribed to The Skimm. I’ve also heard good thing about the Morning Brew. The Economist newsletter is also pretty good!

  2. I love that this week’s reads centered around a morning routine. I am trying to get into the routine of getting up earlier and getting exercise out of the way, but it is not coming easily since I am a night owl and this makes getting up early really hard! So the more that I can read about a good morning routine, the better 🙂

    1. So happy to hear you enjoyed it! I also love to read a million articles on morning routines and see how other people do it, it just helps to get more inspiration! Fingers crossed that your own morning routine is starting to get shape just the way you want it to!

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