Weekender Issue #48

The Assist Newsletter
September 17, 2022
weekender 48
Brainteaser of the day: What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat, and 2/4 goat?
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Treat Yo’Self


👏  To Helping
You can help without micromanaging. Trust us, read these tips >

💃 To National Dance Day
Get up & dance! Find ways to celebrate National Dance Day >

🏃 To After Work Motivation
Find it hard to work out after work? Get tips on how to get motivated to work out >

🍁 To Fall Decor
It’s September, which means pumpkin spice and everything nice! Check out these fall decor must-haves >

📌 To Managing Multitasking
Keep up with today’s fast-paced workplaces. See how you can overcome multitasking overload >


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Why you’re feeling resentful


As an assistant it’s probably safe to say that most of your time is spent streamlining someone else’s life, and this is just at the office. Even more of your life revolves around others if you have a partner, kids at home, and/or aging parents to take care of.

If you’re not careful, it is so easy to feel pushed around by your circumstances and let resentment fester.

Resentment comes as a result of saying yes when you don’t want to or because you feel you “have to”.

When you live in resentment long enough, other ramifications, such as burnout and frequent mistakes, tend to rear their ugly heads.

If you’d like to stay out of resentment, here are a few surefire ways:

  1. Get clear on your values and set healthy parameters or boundaries around your time and energy. Values and boundaries look different for all of us. Determining what you value in your life and where your boundaries lie is crucial in living a life free of resentment.
  2. Realize that holding boundaries starts with you. We train others on how we are to be treated with every interaction. If you violate your own boundaries by giving in when someone tests them, you are doing yourself a disservice. You’re also teaching others that your boundaries aren’t really what you claim they are.
  3. Make time for you. In order to truly live a life you love, you need to make time for the things you love. Hobbies, rest, and recreation aren’t frivolous, they’re necessary and will serve to ground you.
If you are currently feeling resentful, get curious about why.

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From Abraham Maslow


“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”

Joanna’s Recs


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Show to binge 📺 :

Song to bump 🎵:
Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny

Podcast 🎙️:
Vanity Fair’s Career Timeline

Book 📚:
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe


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Pet of the week Zeus
Everyone say “hi” to Zeus 👋. His poop has sparkles in it sometimes. Definitely made us laugh🤣.

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