Weekender Issue #60

The Assist Newsletter
December 10, 2022
12.10.22 Weekender quote

Brainteaser of the day: What is next in this sequence of numbers: 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, ______?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🎉 To Winter Holidays That Aren’t Christmas
Learn about the other holidays happening this season and celebrate. Get the low down here >

🧠 To Mental Wellness
Emotions vary from person to person during the holidays. Regardless of where you fall, here are ways you can manage your mental health >

🍪 To Gingerbread Cookies
Happy Gingerbread Decorating Day! Test out these recipes for great gingerbread >

✍️ To New Habits
Building good habits takes effort and insight. Here are 5 steps to building a habit >

🫶 To Helping Those In Need
If you are able, helping those in need is crucial during the winter months and holiday season. Check out these 7 charities to support >


A present for you!


Uber banner

Thanks for a great year! To express our appreciation, we’re offering you a $100 Uber gift card, which can be used on rides with Uber or meals with Uber Eats. Request a ride to the holiday party or order a meal on Uber Eats to enjoy at home.

Here is how to get your $100 Uber gift card*:

  1. Sign up for a free Uber for Business account by clicking the sign-up link below by December 17, 2022.
  2. Complete the signup process including your payment information.
  3. Respond to this email with a copy of your account creation confirmation email.
  4. Receive your gift card via email.

Claim your $100 Uber Gift Card


How Uber for Business can make your life easier in the new year:

Dreading all the expense reporting for rides and meals after the holidays? Uber for Business helps streamline your ride and meal-delivery management in one easy-to-use platform. Use the power of Uber to keep your execs moving and your teams fed. Plus, it’s free to sign up.

*Uber is not the sponsor or administrator of this giveaway. Redeemed gift cards can only be spent in countries that accept payment in the same currency that was originally issued. Gift card amounts cannot be used for Family Profiles, scheduled rides, or university campus card rides. Other important restrictions apply to Uber gift cards. For full Uber gift card terms and conditions, go here. Offer valid for new accounts only. Must fully complete account signup including added payment information to qualify for this offer.


What exactly is burnout?


While many of us intuitively know when we are nearing burnout, I thought it would be helpful to pinpoint what burnout stems from to help you avoid it.

Burnout starts psychologically.

Whenever you feel pushed around by your circumstances, and lose a sense of control over your life, you feel stress. When you experience long periods of stress that’s when burnout begins to take root.

Also, lack of healthy boundaries is a huge contributing factor to burnout. You know how you feel that tinge of resentment when your exec pings you after hours for a non-emergent item and you feel you “have to” interrupt your personal time to take care of it? Lack of boundaries only causes you to feel pushed around by your circumstances even more.

Burnout can have physical ramifications.

Burnout is prolonged stress. Prolonged stress will inevitably manifest itself physically. When I suffered burnout it manifested as a stroke.

I would argue, even worse than a dramatic health episode, smaller health issues can end up being more detrimental because they’re not large enough to demand your full attention.

How do I move past burnout?

Hit the pause button. Take an accounting of your life. Are you regularly doing things that fill you up and bring you joy? Where can you be better at setting and holding boundaries? Do you spend a lot of time and energy people pleasing only to end up feeling miserable yourself?

In what ways can you take your power back and set yourself up for long term success?

Answering these questions is a great place to start.

To learn more about Annie, please visit her website: WholeAssistant.com or connect with her on LinkedIn


Game Changing Sangrias & Mimosas



Skip the mess and hassle of getting all the ingredients mixed together for the perfect Sangria and check out our latest weekend obsession — Ohza!

They make tasty better-for-you sangrias and mimosas that are conveniently packaged and delivered right to your doorstep.

Clean ingredients, zero added sugars and ready to drink — what’s not to love?

Give Ohza a taste


From Anonymous


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
Black Bird

Song to bump 🎵:
u should feel special by thuy

Podcast 🎙️:

Book 📚:
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Sex Life of College Girls (Season 2!)

Song to bump 🎵:
The Great War by Taylor Swift

Podcast 🎙️:

Book 📚:


In Case You Missed It…


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The Impact Job is a free weekly newsletter that mixes social impact news and jobs in a fun way. Like a 7/11 slurpee. Laughs guaranteed.

Weve offers over 100 games you can play with your team to build stronger workplace culture.


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Chuck & Mav


Chuck and Mav
Hey y’all, we are Chuck and Mav. We are two rescued pups living in Dallas, Texas.
We love being foster brothers to our foster siblings. We’ve fostered three dogs so far and each one has been adopted by a forever family! Follow us on Instagram at @chuckandmav.
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