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
As I finish writing this post I only have one work day left before my spring break. I am heading for a two week holiday and I cannot wait. This time around I have time for a proper handover – usually whenever I am going on leave everyone around gets sick or projects take crazy turns so there is no time for proper handover – so I am quite happy about finally being able to leave everything in place and disconnecting for the next two weeks.
One thing I must admit I am conflicted about ahead of this break is my workout routine. I have finally found a workout class I enjoy – HIIT classes – and formed a routine and I am feeling sad to know I will lose the momentum over the next two weeks. I am packing sports clothes to try to squeeze in some runs but let’s see how that goes.
The Weekly Reads
Get yourself a coach. I was intrigued by this Ted Talk by Atul Gawande on why you need to get a coach if you want to become great at something. Having trusted external eyes and ears that can help you paint a more accurate description of reality helps you reach a whole different level of awareness. I think that finding the right people who can coach you can be hard but starting small and getting feedback from the people around you who you trust, be it at work or home, is a good way to start. Also, Atul’s name might sound familiar and that’s because he was named the CEO for the new healthcare venture by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase and everyone published only praise about him.
Resume Templates. Here are 5 resume templates from The Muse that you can easily use to revamp your CV if it needs an update or just a change for the better. I love Google Docs templates and these are super easy to use. My favourite is this one, though it costs $7. A good alternative and what I actually use is the resume template from Pages. It’s called Elegant Resume template and is perfect for a clean and elegant finish; there are also some other great options, and all for free if you have an iCloud account.
Totes. I spotted a great tote bag this weekend. Furla came up with new totes – the Eden line – and they are quite simple and elegant and priced reasonably. I love the M size in the Mandarino colour, as well as the L version, with a taller shape and in the same beautiful Mandarino colour.
Success definitions. I loved this article from Man Repeller on success and what defines it for each of us. There are so many expectations and misconceptions about success, it’s very important to understand that it actually can look different for everyone. Being mindful of our own lives and self-aware of what makes us happy and fulfilled is necessary. We need to check in with ourselves pretty much on a daily basis and make sure we enjoy what we have and work for what we want to achieve consciously and while enjoying it.
Another newsletter to try out. If you are looking for a good newsletter, here is different kind of newsletter to try out from Girl’s Night In. It comes out every Friday and it brings self-care tips and recommendations for your night in – because Friday nights out are overrated anyways.
Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a great week!