TGIF. This week feels like it’s lasted eons, and I am so ready for the weekend. Truthfully, I don’t know why this week has felt so long, but I’m excited to get some good reading time in on the couch this weekend.
this week’s good things: some delicious Hello Fresh meals, lots of quality reading time with my page flags, knocking all the items on my to-do list out before the weekend.
one | daily habits to improve your mental health
Routines are my saving grace. I get up ridiculously early for someone that doesn’t need to clock-in until 9 a.m., but I want that time in the morning to journal, read, and reflect before hopping right into work. I love the habits Jess mentioned in this post, and I think some of them are crucial to changing your mindset.
two | what the world’s most interesting people are reading
This interactive piece from Books Read By is such a fun collection to click through. With recommendations from CEOs, owners/founders, and more, you’ll never run out of good things to read.
three | a new kind of work pant
I’ve seen these paper-bag dress pants all over my TikTok (yes, I watch TikToks, and I’ve learned a lot). I finally broke down and ordered them for an event I have later in the month. I’m hoping they are the magical work pant I have been waiting for all my life, but I’ll keep you posted.
four | leadership lessons from Shonda Rhimes
I’m currently reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, so this advice piece from her seemed perfect to include. This is just one excerpt I love, “Part of being a great leader is hiring amazing people and delegating well, so you can let these great people do the things they are great at, while you do the things you are great at.” Rhimes is such a powerhouse; I think we all could learn a lot from her.
five | currently reading
I started How Much of These Hills is Gold this week, and I’m already sucked into it. This book follows newly orphaned siblings Lucy and Sam as the trek across their western mining town in an effort to bury their recently deceased father. The pair encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and a ravaged landscape. Along the way, they uncover family secrets and see what life could be like.