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 morning commute or your first coffee break of the day. 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 am so happy that the long-awaited Easter break has finally arrived (and passed, at this point) and that I am enjoying an almost-two-week holiday. This time around I finally had some time to put together a proper handover and I feel quite good about being away. I can’t wait to dive into the days and spend time exploring, reading, writing blog posts and of course, studying.
The Weekly Reads
Relationship building. I loved this piece on how people tend to sabotage their success. Even though the article keeps mentioning “very smart people” I think this applies to a lot of people who are smart – regardless of the “very” or not – and tend to be high performing or are used to rely on their own ability to get things done and solve problems. Many people often forget that relationship-building is important for getting ahead as well and not just by getting things (well) done.
… in most workplaces, you need more than raw intelligence to get ahead. And only focusing on your greatest strength, rather than also addressing your weaknesses, tends to be self-sabotaging.
Self care. I am not into mindless shopping, but I love cute things that make me feel better; and anyways, who does not love some products that do good for the soul …. and don’t harm the wallet? So here are some self-care products under $25 – and I am definitely eyeing the rose quartz roller which I am ordering once I get back home from vacation.
Mother’s day gift guide. I pride myself in being a great gift giver but sometimes I just run out of ideas. So if you need some inspiration for Mother’s Day or even some birthdays coming up, The Every Girl’s got your back and has put together a great gift guide for the women in your life.
In commas we trust. I am not a native English speaker and since I only learned English at school as my third and then second language, I know my English is not 100% perfect 100% of the time. Still, whenever I see people making basic grammar mistakes I can’t help but cringe. Commas are powerful, but they are either overused or underused and I am probably guilty of mistakenly using them sometimes as well. So, knowing the most common comma mistakes in order to avoid them is definitely of help and worth a quick read to make sure your next email is comma flawless.
Flourless brownies. I love healthy food and especially experimenting with healthy desserts. Generally, I go for raw bliss balls or raw brownies – and I genuinely think that they are the best dessert ever – but this flourless brownie recipe based on banana and avocado looks pretty inviting, so I might as well give it a try for my next baking session.
Thank you for reading and I hope everyone’s had a Blessed Easter and a great, long weekend.