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 have I been up to this week
This week has been more of the same. I spent the days catching up with assignments for my Master’s studies and just trying to live the life i.e. get enough sleep, eat well, do yoga at home and survive the work week. As I said last week I am aiming for it but the thriving piece is not quite there yet.
The Weekly Reads
Cleaned up. I loved this article on how to break out of a style rut from The Every Girl. It has a lot of practical advice and it reminded me of something that I really need to delve in – a clean up of my closet. With all the hype around Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix, I cannot say I am a stranger to this idea but I just need some extra dose of motivation to start. And that feeling every morning when you know exactly what you can & want to wear to work because you know all the pieces in your closet that fit you well and you love, is pretty worth it.
Job dilemmas. Should you quit a well-paid hiring job? To be honest this article simply made me fantasize about how would I benefit from such a situation and have more time for studying, working out and just enjoying life without the constant work stress. But then I just remember how much I hate – the very few – slower days at my current job and I forget about it. I need to be doing things.
Hobby. There is more and more evidence on why spending time on hobbies is good for your day job as well. It not only helps boost skills, which can be work related or not, but it also give you the necessary mental space to improve your perspective and creativity. It’s always good to take some time to keep up with your hobby and enjoy yourself.
In one study, researchers found that “creative activity was positively associated with recovery experiences (i.e., mastery, control, and relaxation) and performance‐related outcomes (i.e., job creativity and extra‐role behaviors).” In fact, they wrote, “Creative activity while away from work may be a leisure activity that provides employees essential resources to perform at a high level.”
What are we “baking” this weekend. These tasty raw vegan bounty balls. I have a massive sweet tooth and I cannot (nor I have any desire to) spend a day without a small sweet treat with my coffee. So, I hope these bounty balls will do the trick. I am a big fan of raw vegan chocolate/brownie balls based on dates and nuts so I am curious to see the result.
What I bought last month. These gorgeous boots from Massimo Dutti as a birthday gift for myself. They are super comfy and perfect for these cold winter days. They are not your typical corporate chic style but I wear them to the office – thanks to the relaxed dress code – with dress shirts and chic blouses and I really love the look.
Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a good start to the week!