Wellness Wednesday Issue #21

The Assist Newsletter
May 24, 2023
Wellness Wednesday

“Healing comes from taking responsibility: to realize that it is you — and no one else — that creates your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions.” — Peter Shepherd


Action Over Perfection


Let’s face it, we all want to be perfect. We want to be the best version of ourselves, to do everything right, and to never make any mistakes.

But here’s the thing: perfection is an illusion. No matter how hard we try, we’ll never be perfect. So why bother striving for it?

Instead, we should focus on taking action. We should focus on doing something, even if it’s not perfect.

Because action leads to progress.

Every time we take a step forward, we’re one step closer to our goals.

Easier said than done, though.

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of perfection, to want everything to be just right before we take action — but that’s a recipe for procrastination.

If we wait until everything is perfect, we’ll never get anything done.

So what can we do?

We can start by changing our mindset and embracing the idea that action is more important than perfection.

We can remind ourselves that it’s okay to make mistakes, and that failure is just a part of the process.

Another thing we can do is to set realistic goals. It’s important to have a vision of where we want to go, but we also need to break that vision down into achievable steps.

If we try to do too much too soon, we’re setting ourselves up for failure.

Write your goals down and put them somewhere where you can see them, and review your progress regularly.

Finally, we can learn to let go of our need for control. We can’t control everything, and that’s okay.

Sometimes, we just have to take a leap of faith and trust that everything will work out — essentially, trust the process.


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Created to help teams connect and support each other, this free Emotions Wheel template is a great way to check in with your team, and only takes a few minutes to complete.

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PSA: Wear Your Sunscreen


As we head into the summer months, it’s important to remember that sunscreen isn’t just for the beach — it’s a crucial step in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays all year round.

Why is sunscreen so important?

The obvious answer is that it helps prevent skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, using sunscreen regularly can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer by up to 50%.

But it’s not just skin cancer that we need to worry about. UV rays can also cause premature aging, dark spots, and wrinkles. Using sunscreen can help prevent this.

Something many people don’t realize is that blue light from electronics can also have negative effects on your skin.

That’s right — spending too much time staring at your phone or computer screen can lead to hyperpigmentation, inflammation, and even damage to your skin’s DNA.

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Grow Your Money With These Apps


Believe it or not, investing can be fun and accessible for everyone, regardless of their experience or income.

Investing is simply putting your money to work for you, instead of leaving it in a savings account where it can’t grow.

With the right approach, investing can help you build wealth and secure your financial future.

If you’re new to investing, it can be daunting to navigate the sea of options out there. That’s where investing apps come in.

These apps make it easy and affordable for beginners to start investing:

  1. Robinhood lets you trade stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies commission-free. With its user-friendly interface, it’s perfect for beginners looking to dip their toes into the stock market. Plus, you can trade right from your phone, so you can keep an eye on your investments no matter where you are.
  2. Acorns rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and invests the spare change into a diversified portfolio of ETFs. It’s a great way to start investing without even thinking about it, and you can also set up recurring investments to help grow your portfolio over time.
  3. Stash lets you choose from over 4,000 stocks and ETFs, and build a personalized portfolio with as little as $5. What’s more, Stash also offers educational content that helps beginners learn about investing and build their confidence.
  4. Wealthfront is perfect for investors who want a hands-off approach to investing. It automatically invests your money in a diversified portfolio of low-cost ETFs, and also offers tax-loss harvesting to help you minimize your tax bill.
  5. Betterment offers a personalized approach to investing. You answer a series of questions about your goals and risk tolerance, and then Betterment builds and manages a portfolio of low-cost ETFs that’s optimized to achieve your goals. It’s a great option for investors who want a customized portfolio without having to do the work themselves.


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