I have been loving all of these public holidays although probably not for the same reasons as everyone else – I have been able to get so much studying done although I am still ridiculously stressed about the upcoming exam. Content on my blog has been thin this month and will probably be worse in May but I have so many ideas for posts so here’s looking forward to June for so many reasons! Some link love to enjoy:
I know I am not alone in my love for Pinterest as a way to gain some inspiration for home decor, style, beautiful pictures of places to travel to one day and wedding ideas. This post on Refinery 29 is a fun look into the women engineers behind Pinterest and tour their head quarters.
I absolute love this article that I found on Chris Loker’s blog. This is seriously one of my passions and a concept and idea that I am going to be pursuing earnestly soon (but more on that later). The world is becoming more and more aware of the cost of stress and corporate America is taking steps such as meditation, yoga and mindfullness training to improve the well being of their employees and a result their companies. Read the full article here > “Mindfullness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America’s Bottom Line.“.
It’s not just the number of hours we sit at a desk in that determines the value we generate. It’s the energy we bring to the hours we work. Human beings are designed to pulse rhythmically between spending and renewing energy. That’s how we operate at our best. Maintaining a steady reservoir of energy — physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually — requires refueling it intermittently.
The daily routine of geniuses. We all have quirks when it comes to how we are able to work productively. What does your daily routine look like when you are at your most productive?
I thought this was hilarious and spot on 😉 Just your average privilege white capetonian in my mid-twenties.
I love blogging because it has connected me to hundreds of people all over the world whose stories I would have never heard otherwise. I am inspired daily by wonderfully intelligent and beautiful people with vast interests. I think this sense of community can only really be understood by other people that read or write blogs? It is just so special and I love every moment of it. I loved these words on this post; “During the panel I shared a sadness I’ve felt about the increasing lack of independent storytelling online, how so much of the content being produced now is all about images and beautifully styled vignettes. So much of the web has become a giant Pinterest board. Why share that emotion with that audience? What’s interesting is that one of the most consistent sources of incoming traffic to my website is Pinterest. And it’s not because of a picture of a room in my home or an outfit I wore to a fancy dinner. It’s a picture of me when I’m 40 weeks pregnant and it links to the story I told about Marlo’s birth. It’s been pinned to several thousand different Pinterest boards which leads me to believe that there still exists a very real need for connection and storytelling…”
I follow and read blogs on the app called Bloglovin (follow my profile here and my blog here) and so far I have “liked” 671 posts by other bloggers and I definitely do recommend all of them so if you need reading material pop on over to my liked posts here.
Tweets for the month (they can be found in my “Favourites” list on my Twitter profile):
— Robin Gilbert-Jones (@Robin_GJ) March 27, 2014
If I order pizza online, in the “Special Instructions for the Driver” box, I put “Tell me I’m looking FAB-U-LOUS”. And they do. And I am.
— Conor Collins (@conartworks) March 31, 2014
— Anchor Aspirant (@AnchorAspirant) April 1, 2014
So relieved the Springboks have gone with a red jersey. Was so tired of all the lying I was doing about the color of my blood.
— Rob Van Vuuren (@RobVanVuuren) April 1, 2014
Dudes that wear those sunglasses with the mirror outside lenses, take them off, turn them around and have a long hard look at yourself.
— Gary Spice (@Gary_Spice) April 3, 2014
The easiest job out of the entire Breaking Bad “behind the scenes” crew: pic.twitter.com/Y6zjc2z1pQ
— Behind the Scenes (@MakingOfs) April 7, 2014
Nation obsessed with killing of a pretty girl by a ‘celebrity’ with stumps. $36m paid for a tiny Ming cup. Time to rethink, re-evaluate
— Lindsay Williams (@LindsayBiz) April 9, 2014
Look. The world is certainly not your oyster with a south african passport.
— Phili Reinders (@reindersphili) April 9, 2014
Julia wants to be a fashion designer when she finishes school. Her bicycle will give her more time to do homework pic.twitter.com/ASwRCwAsRt
— Qhubeka (@Qhubeka) April 10, 2014
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
— Sylvia Plath (@itssylviaplath) April 10, 2014
Week to the left of me. Weekend to the right. Here I am, stuck in the office with me…
— Gord Laws (@GordLaws) April 11, 2014
Young people I meet want to be rich quickly. Skatties, if you want to be creative, don’t be afraid of poverty. It’s all about hard work.
— Evita Bezuidenhout (@TannieEvita) April 13, 2014
Once, when she was 3, my kid decided she’d like to bath in Smarties. I bought about 30 boxes, popped them in the bath & made it happen.
— cathjenkin (@cathjenkin) April 17, 2014
What is the source of your inspiration? Did you know the word “inspiration” literally means “breathed upon”? Something to think about…
— Gaelyn Cokayne♡ (@anewweigh) April 17, 2014
— Ché Dyer (@indieBerries) April 17, 2014
— SouthAfricanBloggers (@SABloggers) April 17, 2014
The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014. http://t.co/y7wZmeRNjk
— girlgeekdinnersJHB (@GGDJHB) April 18, 2014
— Ché Dyer (@indieBerries) April 24, 2014
Growth obsession obscures whether societies succeeding/failing, nothing re equality, human rights or quality of life http://t.co/uJnDXbl5Zk
— Chris Loker (@WaterFinancial) April 25, 2014
No matter how much milk you think your Pronutro needs, it always needs more. #pronutro
— Belinda Mountain (@BelindaMountain) April 26, 2014
Banana, honey & oats muffins via @femmegypsy are very healthy. Scottish terrier turns her nose up at them. Seems she asks, “Bird food?” 😉
— Penny Haw (@PennyHaw) April 28, 2014
People who read books are more articulate, intelligent and are better writers. You can spot an un-read blogger from the “About” section.
— Natasha Clark (@Raising_Men) April 28, 2014
This may be the best architecture fail I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/igQQjD0sIj
— Shelley Pembroke (@ShellsPemBroke) April 29, 2014
‘I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.’ -Duke Ellington
— Sam Linsell (@drizzleanddip) April 29, 2014
Avoiding the office is one of the best ways for me to be productive. No distractions, just get important things done.
— Craig Rodney (@Craigrodney) April 29, 2014