After a very hectic week, I am looking forward to a Friday admin day at work and a restful and relaxing weekend. For the first time in quite a while, I made some changes and had a week of experiments. It all started with reading The Untethered Soul and continued when I started reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington. You could say I’ve been thinking more of myself and my well-being instead of just droning on through life like a worker bee.
This week I changed how I interacted with others, took the train for the first time and met up with a friend I haven’t seen in about two years for lunch. I’ve been practicing more mindfulness than ever and am attempting to get better at meditating. I have been carrying around too much mental baggage in my skull. So much, that it’s been cluttering up my brain and is not helping me find the direction I so need. Taking the train this week was a relaxing experience, I had no car to worry about, no crazy Toronto traffic or the insane texting, I have to get to Toronto first drivers; it was different. On my return journey, I had a bit of extra time to watch the commuters coming and going and it’s sad to say the we all need to slow the heck down – it was like watching ants scurrying to build a home before the rain.
What I’ve Read This Week
How to tie a scarf like a Parisienne – found this one while roaming through Cupcakes and Cashmere
Why does everyone keep asking me why I am so dressed up!? – I am always amazed at how we’ve turned into a culture of let’s leave the house in our ratty lululemons and a torn tee. I dress nicely every time I leave the house (unless working out) and have had the same thing said to me by friends. It’s just a casual girl’s night…why are you so dressed up.
Carefree Summer Days – Check out the List of Do’s and Don’ts for Women on Bicycles! As a cyclist, I thought this was hilarious to see how much we’ve changed.
Highest-Paid CEOs’ Companies Perform Worse Than Industry Average: Study – As the job market gets tougher out there and more and more people are struggling to find work, this article reminded me of the imbalance between the average joe’s salary and that of CEO’s. The middle class is slowly disappearing and the wealthy are richer than they have ever been. It also solidifies the fact that many (not all) CEO’s have no idea what they’re doing and are getting paid ginormous amounts of money for it. They can talk the talk but not walk the walk in most cases. I consider myself a smart, innovative individual but I am not a crazy fast talker and bullshitter, so when dumb, fast talking people make it to the top, I get a little hot under the collar. In other words, fast-talking does not equal smartness, usually just a big ego. Can you tell this bothers me? 🙂
That, my friends was what I read this week and the experimenting I’ve been doing with my mindset and my commute.