Weekly Reads – November 16th

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!

How is November treating you so far? I am having a great month so far. All the inspiration, motivation and energy I lacked in October has come my way in November. I have been having a great couple of weeks when it comes to physical activity – been closing all three of my rings on the Apple Watch every single day – and all the expectation management work done at my day job paid off so I am actually able to get things done in a productive way, rather than have things piling up without an end and not being able to do any and be overwhelemed. Also, unpopular opninon here: despite having a lockdown in Germany, I will be honest and say that I am enjoying it very much so far. We are cooking at home more, enjoying daily walks in the park and around the neighbourhood – and getting to see all the beautiful fall colours around – and basically spending less. I also got more time for rearraning a few things around the house and couldn’t be happier. I call it a win-win.

I am also super excited because I have a week off lined up next week, just to do nothing and be at home (Yaay!). This definitely means that this week will be hectic at work to make sure I close everything off. I already prepared by putting in a few hours of work over the weekend (not ideal but sometimes necessary) to make sure I can fully disconnect. Add to it that I am in two full-day workshops Monday and Thursday well, that’s not going to make it easier.

So, tell me, how is this month going on your side?


WR Nov 16


The Weekly Reads


How other successful women set boundaries with working from home. Setting boundaries with work is already difficult when work becomes your home and vice versa, well, it becomes even more so. Four women talk about what worked for them and how they are handling it. I loved the tip around taking a day off every few weeks to truly destress. It’s such a good habit to cultivate both during wfh times as well as when returning to the office.

Six career lessons from Kamala Harris. Throughout Kamala Harris’ most legendary quotes, relating to her career and the lessons she’s learned there are a few things to leanr. From “I’m speaking” to eating no for breakfast, it’s inspiring to see her getting ahead and so far.

Ten holiday cards for a year when everyone needs some snail mail. I don’t usually send Christmas cards but I do think it’s a great idea – especially given that this year most likely we’ve seen much less of the people we love. Have a look at this roundup of cards, they are all so adorable and heartwarming.

Lifelong tips for making it in your career. I could not agree more with these tips, especially the one about putting in the extra effort. It can be tough but there is no better way to show that you are engaged and you also deliver quality work. I’ve been living by this tip in my career so far and was definitely always able to reap the benefits. I’ve spoken many times about it and can only encourage everyone to also do so!

+ Rate your confidence. I came across this Instagram post from Wit&Delight on how would you rate your confidence from 1-10 and I absolutely loved it. Make sure you also check out the comments sections and the conversations it sparked – it’s so interesting to see how everyone experiences it differently. I would say I am an 8-9 on the usual but that would vary on the day of the week and so many other things!


Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful start into the work week!


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