I hope everyone is having a great Sunday; I certainly am. This is the only weekend between now and Christmas that I don’t have specific plans, and a plan-less, do your own thing, catch up on all the TV you missed during the week, eat M&Ms for breakfast and fall asleep on the couch in the middle of the afternoon kind of a weekend is absolutely what I need right now. This week was jam-packed with work, netball and two – I know, TWO – nights out. However, I still managed to:
1. Let Oliver Burkeman convince me that having more inboxes is absolutely the way forward when it comes to getting more organised and stressing less.
2. Watch Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture which is available on Netflix. I don’t think I’d recommend rushing to check it out, but it did make me chuckle in parts. I was particularly taken with the line, ‘I don’t like to get mad at people who aren’t in my family – but no one cares what you think.’
3. Remember why I hate clock changes courtesy of this article which explains why ‘Daylight Saving Time is the greatest continuing fraud ever perpetuated on American people’.
4. Nod along reading this article about why goal-setting should be abandoned in favour of a focus on systems if we want to enjoy more success. This is the second Oliver Burkeman article in this week’s post, and I make no apologies for that – he’s the best.
5. Run out of foundation a week before payday and be unable to afford to re-purchase either of my favourites. I turned to the beauty blogs (including my personal favourite, Vivianna Does Makeup) and instead chose Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation. This is the first time I’ve ever tried a ‘drugstore’ foundation and I must say I’m pretty impressed. I wore it every day this week, including for a night out on Friday when I built it up, and it wasn’t cakey at all and definitely stayed put. My quest to downgrade all of my make-up – which began a few weeks ago with my bronzer – continues…
6. Stop washing my hair: I left it from last Saturday all the way through to this morning. I’ve written a whole post about this, so I won’t go into any more detail here, but just know that this was hard. Until this week, I washed my hair every single day.
7. Think about the things I do just for myself and how I can build more of them into my routine.
8. Take no interest in Kim Kardashian’s attempt to ‘break the Internet’. I’m sorry, but there’s a limit – even for me. I’m not even going to link to it.
9. Start planning what I’m going to do for my birthday, which is coming up very soon. If you’ve got a special London restaurant recommendation for me then please send it over.
10. Take part in this ‘linky’ and find lots of interesting posts to read from blogs I hadn’t seen before. We all loved the comments it generated from new readers. Technically, this happened last week, but I kept reading other people’s posts throughout this week, and people continued to read ours, so I think it’s OK to include it.
Closer to home on Everyday30, Rachel asked why more parents don’t consider the option of dad going part-time when maternity leave comes to an end; I shared a couple of thoughts about women’s secret and strange relationships with their own bodies; and Nicky continued her ‘store-cupboard saviours’ series with a beautiful vegetable sushi recipe – you’ll never have a bad food day again.
Did you read something this week that you want to share? Leave a link to it in the comments section!