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. Just get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!
This week was a really good one and all I needed from this new month. First of all, I was pretty active – my goal for this month is to be more active and close all three rings on my Apple Watch every single day this month. And given that you ask, it’s going well so far. I already managed to go for a couple runs this week – no easy feat after a three-month break and given a pretty cold November – and also squeezed a few workouts and walks in. I am rather proud of how this week turned in terms of activity. Secondly, I ordered a couple more outfits for working from home from H&M and I am obsessed with them – scroll down to the bottom of the Weekly Reads to see the pieces I got, linked.
The Weekly Reads
Peak Anxiety? Here are 10 ways to relieve stress from the NY Times. For me. reading such articles always serves as a good reminder that I don’t need much time to stop the negative thoughts train. It can only be exercising/moving for a few minutes, using breathing techniques or tackling a home project, to make sure you calm down, breathe in and get back to it with – somewhat – renewed forces.
Saving guide for your 20s, 30s and 40s. If you ever wondered how much you should be saving in every decade, well this article is for you. Do take this with a grain of salt and rather use it as a good read about establishing healthy money habits, setting up an emergency fund, and even as some inspiration for setting your goals. Remember that everyone’s circumstances and journey are different, and as long as you are at peace with your money habits and decisions, you will be good.
Improving your communication skills. Good communication in the workplace is essential. If you have good communication skills, I would go as far as to say that you are sorted – because good communication already means you have the ability to discern what is important from what is not and what is to be communicated, to whom, when and how; so basically you understand how to get the work done, who it impacts and so on. If your communication skills however still need some polishing, fear not, here are some tips on how you can improve them.
A soup for every night of the month. I am obsessed with the Thai coconut hot & sour soup that I make weekly for about a month already. I throw in all vegetables I have in the fridge – including carrots, zucchini and cauliflower – and call it a day; absolutely delicious and rather easy to make! However, if you are looking for something else, here are 30 soup recipes perfect for this season. The creamy, mushroom soup looks right up my alley and so does the pumpkin soup.
+ Work from home outfits. This lockdown, I am handling workwear a bit differently; I am going all in. I am obsessed with H&M’s seamless sports collection which is perfect for work from home days with impromptu stretching session between meetings. You might recall that a couple of weeks ago I ordered the seamless sports tights and bralette set from H&M in black and I absolutely love it. They are super comfortable and the fit is everything, hugging the body perfectly.
Well, last week I also got these high waist leggings and sport shirt in dark grey. Oh, let me tell you I absolutely adore the set. Two sets weren’t enough so I also got these tights in light brown paired with this bralette. I adore the colour and it’s perfect for pairing with light sweaters. To make sure I am fully comfortable, I also ordered this seamless bra top and slip in light brown, and this ribbed bra paired with the same slip in black.
Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful start into the work week!