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
I cannot believe it’s almost April. One week left and March is gone. I think this must be the fastest going by year. To be honest I don’t have that much to share this week, as I feel like I will sound like a broken record. “Work is tough, I am trying to stay on top of grad school assignments and nothing much”. To be honest though, I have handled this week pretty well and stayed super positive and sort of not allowed the stress to get into my head despite the continuous stressful client situations the week brought. Not sure I should attribute that to Mercury being in retrograde (not even sure what I am saying here) or to my improved ability to manage uncertainty and stress.
On a nother note, I am currently in the middle of my International Financial Management module on my Master’s degree and I am enjoying it so much; I had forgotten how good it feels to work with numbers. Speaking of which, I have also finally written a post on why I chose to study an online Master’s Degree while working full-time which you can check out here.
The Weekly Reads
Modest Dressing. Loved this piece from The Cut, an interview with Melanie Elturk, founder of Haute HIjab. It’s an entertaining and inspiring piece, easy to read, where Melanie shares some tips and habits as well as why she loves wearing heels – which I might use to get inspired myself. Her Instagram page is pretty cool as well and she has great style for the business/casual world.
All the best. Not sure what I thought about this article from Career Contessa, but I might take note of a few different ways to sign off emails that I can use when I feel more inspired let’s say.
Don’t sit on my bed. I though I would share quick piece on why nobody should sit on their bed with outside clothes. I have always followed this rule but I know not everyone does so, so this is a reminder to never, ever sit on your bed with outside clothes.
Winged. I read this story about The Wing a while ago and while we don’t have it in Europe, I am super intrigued by the concept and I am internally debating whether its execution is a great thing or not.
Start with your desk. If you need to regain some control in your daily tasks at work and get back on your productivity game, it’s as easy as starting with cleaning your desk– and it’s not me saying it, it’s HBR. If you ask me, it really helps with peace of mind as well. This is perfect timing because I just did that with my desk at the office and I love to see it all white, clean and uncluttered. I am generally a tidy and organized person, but as more and more meetings find their way on my calendar and I have to run between them and the pile of urgent client emails in my inbox, I sometimes tend to accumulate empty water glasses and coffee cups, outdated post-it notes and who knows what else. Last week I made an effort to declutter my desk and I love the feeling of white and clean. So, please do it as well, it’s
Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a great week!