What do you do when you can’t run? Thanks to recent happenings in my running schedule I had a bit of extra time on my hands which meant more surfing on Internet, learning new things as well as procrastinating. I’ve managed to sort out my life a bit, go to these great events (SheSays Momma Launch and The North Face ‘DEGREESNORTH’ movie premiere) and stumbled across a few great things. I didn’t expect this week to be so great!
Top Finds // Cool Stuff
I also had more time for writing and I decided to start collecting my weekly Top Finds in a blog post.
Here is your first weekly dose of TOP FINDS ,” a list of what I’m enjoying or pondering at the moment.
Learning new skills with Lynda
It was about time I learn something new and handy for my work. As I’ve always wanted to design my own t-shirts, logos and illustrations I decided to give Adobe Illustrator a go. Lynda.com offers tons of great courses and tutorials on everything and although it’s paid you can try it for 10 days for free. Same for Adobe – you can test any of the creative software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc for free for 30 days.
So go ahead and learn something new and improve your skill-set.
Cool New Running and Fitness Tights
A bit of night Instagram-ing at 1am and look what I found! L.O.V.E.
I Can, I Will – I WANT!!!
Brilliant project – CRACK + CIDER
If, like me, you walk past London’s rough sleepers and feel sad and hopeless, CRACK + CIDER might be the solution. It’s the world’s first shop for the homeless. Instead of giving them money, you can buy useful items which will be delivered directly to a rough sleeper just in time for Christmas. I wish there were more Scarletts and Charleys (the girls who founded C+C) in this World… So go ahead and do good this Christmas.
Comfort Zone Challenges
In the first days of being unable to run (bloody sprained ankle) I craved for some inspirational/motivational videos that would lift my mood a bit and distract me from feeling down. Thank God for TEDx talks – what would I do without you? I somehow ended up watching the below talk from Till about overcoming own fears and stepping outside of your comfort zone. I hate comfort zone. And I always strive to be outside of it but I think I sometimes unconsciously stay there – especially when it comes to every day situation. So I watched the talk and signed up for his Comfort Zone Crusher course. For 7 days, I’ll be give various challenges to master which are aimed to get me outside of my comfort zone in everyday situations. Can’t wait! Join me here, it’s free!
Go Green, Go Wheatgrass
I gone Wheatgrass and I like it. This green powder hides some great health benefits such helping your digestive system. Maybe placebo effect, maybe not but I haven’t experienced bloating in a while. So go, alkalise yourself and let me know how you find it.
This guy is a genius!
The best notepad ever!
The top buy of this week goes to… This white leather notepad. With this quote. For £7!!! Thanks TK Maxx
Quote of the day
A bit of Vaynerchuk lovin’… I’ll never get enough of this guy! #GaryForPresident
I nicked it from Tim Ferris – a tip top article if you want to be a writer (all bloggers please read)
What about you? Have you recently stumbled across some cool stuff? Spill the beans below…