OG Tuesday Issue #136

The Assist Newsletter
May 2, 2023
Start your morning with this affirmation:
OG Tuesday 136 affirmation
Today’s checklist: Boost your digital immune system, give your brain a little love, brush up on the most in-demand skill of the year, and talk less dirty to yourself.

YOU DO YOU

Digital immune systems

 

One-touch cybersecurity solutions might not be enough to protect the complex work infrastructures of our present and future. The human immune system includes several types of cells and proteins. Tech experts envision a similarly intricate system for the future of digital security—the digital immune system.

Tech giant Gartner says:

“A robust digital immune system protects applications and services from anomalies, such as the effects of software bugs or security issues by making applications more resilient so that they recover quickly from failures. It can reduce business continuity risks created when critical applications and services are severely compromised or stop working altogether.”

Their vision of this immune system includes:

  • Observability
  • AI-augmented testing
  • Chaos engineering
  • Auto Remediation
  • Site reliability engineering (SRE)
  • Software supply chain security
Here are some one-stop products offering versions of a digital immune system:

TOGETHER WITH BONUSLY

📣 May I have your attention please?

 

Bonusly

❗Attention all managers, HR professionals, and anyone else who cares about employee engagement: it’s time to celebrate with Bonusly!

With their easy-to-use platform, you can recognize your team for their hard work and milestones, big or small (like work anniversaries!).

But that’s not all — you can turn recognition into a fun and engaging activity that everyone will love. Think of it as a virtual high-five that boosts morale and creates a positive company culture ✋.

And the best part? It’s customizable, so you can tailor it to your team’s unique needs and preferences.

So what are you waiting for?

Start celebrating your teams 🎉

GET MORE SH*T DONE

Brain love is always in style

 

We brush our teeth, exercise our bodies, and condition our hair. But in what ways do we pamper the thing that makes everything else we do possible?

We use our brains constantly, but use is not the same as care or even exercise. Here are some easy ways to start showing your brain a little love.

Eat more omega-3 fatty acids. These have been linked to improved thinking and memory.
Omega-3 rich yums include: Salmon, tuna, chia seeds, and walnuts

Challenge your mental dexterity by making origami, practicing calligraphy, or drawing. It won’t feel like you’re thinking, but these activities are still mentally stimulating.

Learn one new word each day with Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day feature. Some research suggests vocabulary-building engages many regions of the brain.

Do a toothbrush meditation. Next time you’re brushing your teeth, reflect on what you taste, feel, smell, see, and hear.

Make new observations. As you talk to friends or colleagues, try to observe something completely unique and memorable about their features.

TOGETHER WITH MIRO

Can You Find Waldo?

 

Miro - Where's Waldo Game Template

“Where’s Waldo?” is an oldie, but a goodie — and lucky for you, we found this gem of a template in the Miroverse so you can play this weekend or with your team on Monday.

How to play:

  • Visit the Where’s Waldo template page
  • Click on the blue “Use template” button
  • Log into or create your Miro account (it’s free!)
  • Open the template and look for Waldo
  • When you find Waldo, take one of the circle icons and place it on Waldo
Play the game solo or with your team by clicking the blue “Share” button at the top right of the template.

Find Waldo Here

LEVEL UP

Boost your resume with one of the most marketable skills of 2023

 

According to LinkedIn, which knows a thing or two about hiring patterns and trends, finance is one of the most in-demand skill areas for 2023. Any for-profit business will always want people with finance chops, but LinkedIn says this skill is even more critical in times of economic uncertainty.

Add this desired skill to your resume by taking one of these classes:

IYDKNYK

These tricks for cultivating positive self talk

 

  • Listen, really listen, to your self talk. Some negative thoughts can be so automatic, you’re not even aware of them. (But that doesn’t stop them from dragging down your mood and self worth.)
  • As you listen, question everything. Why am I saying that? Is that actually true? Where is this thought coming from? Is that my belief or a fact?
  • Create distance when you talk to yourself, both aloud and in your mind. Change “Why do I feel so low right now?” to “Why do you feel so low right now?”
  • Try flipping negative thoughts. When you notice a negative thought, experiment with thinking about its opposite positive instead.
  • Make a note or an alert that reminds you to actively practice self talk. You must be aware of all the noise going through your head before you can start adjusting it.
  • Ask yourself: Would I say something like that to someone else? If the answer is “no,” then don’t say it to yourself.
  • As negative thoughts come up, write them down. This can help you create distance and evaluate thoughts with more logic and less emotion.

PARTNER PICKS

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Sunsama is our top choice when it comes to digital planners. Try it free today.

Likewise is your entertainment wingman, helping you find your next binge-worthy obsession.

Group Together is the easiest way to get a group gift and card together for a teammate. Their platform is free for unlimited people.

Evergreen is the eco-friendly way to keep your team engaged and happy, with sustainability initiatives that make Mother Nature proud

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

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📝 Resigning from your role? Check out these resignation letter templates and examples.

🔎 For remote teams, check out these scavenger hunt ideas.

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SPILL THE TEA

Hooray, You Made It to the End of Our Newsletter!

 

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⭐ Answer here.

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