Weekender Issue #41

The Assist Newsletter
July 28, 2022
Weekender 41 quote

Brainteaser of the day: Paul’s height is six feet, he’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?

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Treat Yo’Self


😳 To Anxiety Relief
Is good anxiety a thing? Here’s how to harness it at work >

💇‍♀️ To Fun Hair
Spice up your summer hair! Try out these 27 hairdos >

📖 To Reading More
Need more book recs? Check out these 26 best summer reads >

🫗 To Non-Drinking Activities
PSA You can still have fun and not drink! Try out these weekend sober activities >

🤠 To Summer Salsa
TikTok has us dying to try this summer salsa. Scoop this recipe for cowboy caviar >


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How to Take Things Less Personally


The other day, I found out that one of my close friends had an extra ticket to a football playoff game, and he invited another friend instead of me. Hurt by this apparent slight, I thought I must have done something to make my friend mad, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.

I also wondered if my friend thought I’d be a boring guest who’s not much fun to bring to a game. I wasn’t quite sure at first how to handle it, but eventually I decided to casually share what I’d heard the next time I saw him.

He replied: ‘Yeah, I thought about asking you, but I know you don’t like football,’ which made me laugh – in part because it was true, but also because I had been so focused on what I believed this incident said about me that I overlooked a more likely explanation for his decision.

This example highlights two biased forms of thinking that involve taking things too personally.

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Working Agreements: What Even Are They?


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August Forecast



We love August. It’s hot, bright, and full of possibilities ☀️.

Most of August is Leo season, a powerful time when anything is possible if you approach your goal with positivity and the right intentions. Although this is mostly the time to act and get noticed, some Zodiac signs need to take it easy and prioritize their rest.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you! Nebula’s astrologer prepared little messages for each Zodiac sign. Find out what you should focus on this August, starting with water signs.

Cancer – Money is coming!

This month you may find that money flows to you easily, more so than at any point this year – so even if it is not normally you, have a money-focused mindset this month and make the most of it. Remember, financial boosts can come in many forms. Not just your main career but business opportunities, side hustles, discounts, and vouchers! If you work for the love of your work more than the financial rewards, reverse this mindset this month and know that your time and skills are valuable, so treat them as such. It will pay off to value yourself this month!

Scorpio – Keep your head down and work away!

After the 17th of August, the Sun will be in your career house, meaning this is a time to keep your head down and chip away at your job. You are in your ‘grafting’ era! The second half of the month is the perfect time to impress your boss, colleagues & clients. This will require hard work, but the fruits of your labor will be worth it!

Pisces – Get competitive!

The sun is going to be in Leo from August 17th, meaning you can employ that competitive nature of yours to the maximum. This month is all about employing your skills and talents to let yourself shine and stand out from your colleagues/competitors! Competition is not always the best way to advance your career, but in August, getting competitive is exactly what you should do. See every working day as an opportunity to put yourself ‘in the lead,’ and The Sun will amplify that energy, meaning you could make huge leaps forward professionally this month.

Aries – Positive vibes only!

Many of you may have felt quite negative about your working situation at some point over the course of 2022, which, if you have followed the planets this year, is expected. However, Saturn moving into your tenth house (house of career) means this can easily turn around this month. To make the most of the energy Saturn will be sending your way, you must find joy in your work. Even if things feel tough, find a reason to smile and raise your vibrations whilst on the job – this energy will be reciprocated and magnified, meaning a positive outlook this month will serve you well for great results at work!

Leo – What is your next step?

Mars being in your career house from the 10th means that you will be able to find a razor-sharp focus on your next move, which is important at this stage of your career. Put your focus on what comes next and make an educated move in that direction. Don’t just let things happen to you! Make them happen because they are what you want.

Sagittarius – Set CLEAR intentions!

August is a time for you to really set your intentions clearly. You have been struggling to find balance in your life recently, and Saturn moving into your second house of Family and Finance this month is the perfect opportunity to remedy that. How much do you want to work? What do you want from your career? What is your next move? August is the perfect time to find answers to these questions.

Gemini – Find time to relax!

Many of you Geminis will be feeling exhausted and spread thin right now. Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup, and there is such a thing as working too hard if it comes at the cost of balance. Find time for yourself this month, do something you enjoy, and have a break from work. This will allow you to recharge your batteries and means that when you do return to work, you will be able to give it a lot more energy and focus. Be sure to find a chance to rest in August. Make rest your priority because if you burn out, the effects on your career could be damaging.

Libra – Be brave. Now is the time to start that side hustle!

From the very start of the month, you will notice money flowing to you easier than at any point in the last year or two. This is because Mercury will be in Leo (your financial house). Use this to your advantage and branch out, don’t just settle for your regular work and income. Start that side hustle you have been pondering and throw yourself into it. Now is not the time for fear or hesitation!

Aquarius – Take every opportunity in August!

Mars is on the move from August 10th, meaning from this date, you will be in a prime position to finalize deals, apply for promotions, learn new skills or even ask for a pay rise. The universe will be on your side, so don’t let fear get in the way of you making the most of every opportunity to level up in your career this month.

Taurus – Break free from your comfort zone!

Yes, break free – because it is holding you back. Sure, it’s safe and comfortable, but it is causing your career to stagnate and become dull. Right now, the best way of moving things forward and progressing is to take a risk! An educated risk, of course, but a risk nonetheless! Be bold in your moves this month, the universe will support you & you will notice the risks you take this month paying off for the rest of the year!

Virgo – Get organized!

Many of you Virgo’s may have felt like your organizational skills have slipped recently, meaning that things may have got on top of you at work. August is a chance for you to reverse this and get back on the front foot! Take time in the mornings to plan out your day, make the most of your time & make lists! Lists will be your friend this month, daily to-do lists, AND bigger goal lists. Don’t let the completion of day-to-day tasks make you take your eye off the big picture.

Capricorn – Tap into your charm to get ahead!

The Sun will be in your social house from the start of the month, so use this as a chance to get ahead in your career. It’s all about who we know, not what we know, so now is the time to employ your charm, get networking, ask for mentors, and use social connections to make big moves in your career that will pay off down the road.

See, we told you! It’s hot out there. This month is mostly about acting and getting what you want! We hope that these little messages will prepare you for a hot and exciting August and get you where you want to be! 

For personal astrological consultations and daily inspiration, check out Nebula.


From Langston Hughes


“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Good Trouble (Hulu)

Song to bump 🎵:
Good Good Vibe by Goldenface

Movie 🎬 :
The Sea Beast (Netflix)

Book 📚:
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
The Circle (Netflix)

Song to bump 🎵:
WITHOUT OUT (with Miley Cyrus) by Kid LAROI

Movie 🎬 :
Senior Year (Netflix)

Book 📚:
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover


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Keel Pet of the Week
Hi, My name is Keel (short for even Keel). My mommy named me that because I’m pretty chill and of course super cute! I love car rides and obsessed with balls but most importantly, cuddling mommy every chance I get.

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