Wellness Wednesday Issue #59

The Assist Newsletter
February 13, 2024
Wellness Wednesday #59


Being Single Is Not A Deficiency — It’s An Opportunity


Valentine’s Day, with its romantic clichés and pressure for coupledom, can be daunting for singles.

But, it’s the perfect opportunity to redefine the day as a celebration of self-love and personal confidence.

Instead of succumbing to societal expectations, it’s a chance to honor your independence and the relationship you have with yourself.

First, realize that being single is not a deficiency; it’s an opportunity.

It’s a time to focus on personal growth, discover new passions, and cultivate self-appreciation.

Schedule a date with yourself – treat yourself to that spa day you’ve been putting off, indulge in your favorite meal, or simply enjoy a quiet evening with a book you love.

Second, use this day to reflect on your personal achievements and set new goals.

Write a love letter to yourself, highlighting your strengths, accomplishments, and the hurdles you’ve overcome. Acknowledge your journey and the unique qualities that make you, you.

Third, surround yourself with positivity.

Spend time with friends and family who uplift you, or join a community event.

Remember, love comes in many forms, and platonic relationships are just as valuable and fulfilling as romantic ones.

Fourth, challenge any negative thoughts with affirmations of your worth and capabilities.

Replacing “I am alone” with “I am enough” can shift your perspective significantly. Confidence grows when you speak to yourself with kindness and respect.

Finally, envision your ideal relationship. Reflecting on what you truly want and deserve in a partner can be empowering.

Recognizing that you’re waiting for someone who meets your standards, rather than settling, can boost your self-esteem.

Being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t just about surviving the holiday – it’s about thriving in your own self-love and confidence.

Embrace this day as an opportunity to celebrate yourself, your journey, and the incredible person you are becoming.

Remember, self-love isn’t just for Valentine’s Day – it’s a lifelong romance.


💸 Take Control of Your Finances


ClickUp's free personal budget template

Are you ready to get your finances in order and take control of your bank account?

Managing money is more crucial than ever, and developing good budgeting habits can lead to financial stability and the ability to save for what truly matters.

With ClickUp’s free personal budget template, you can empower yourself with better money management skills and an easier way to track your finances.

Here’s how this template can help you:

  • 💡 Identify Spending Patterns: Track your income and expenses to make better financial decisions.
  • 💰 Prioritize Long-Term Goals: Plan for retirement, savings, and other important milestones.
  • 📊 Stick to a Budget: Reach your financial goals more quickly with a structured plan.
  • 🔄 Adjust Spending: Flexibility to adjust your spending as needed.
  • 🚨 Prepare for Emergencies: Set aside money for unexpected expenses.

👉 Get the free template and additional personal budgeting tips here >

Pro-tip: Once you’re in the template, make sure you check out the Budget Template Guide for a quick video on how to use the template effectively.


3 Last-Minute Yet Heartfelt DIY Valentine’s Gifts You Can Create Now


Whoops! Valentine’s Day is upon us, and you’ve find yourself without a gift. Don’t worry — we’ve got you!

Sometimes, the most cherished presents are those made with your own hands and heart.

Here are three DIY gift ideas that you can whip up in no time, adding a personal touch to your Valentine’s celebration:

1) Create a “Jar of Love Notes.” Find a jar or any container you have at home, decorate it with ribbons or paint, and fill it with handwritten notes. Each note can express a reason why you love your partner, a favorite memory, or a promise for the future. This jar offers a personal touch that store-bought gifts simply can’t match.

2) Make a custom photo album or collage. Gather your favorite photos as a couple and arrange them creatively in an album, or make a collage that can be framed. This visual celebration of your relationship will be a walk down memory lane and a testament to the beautiful moments you’ve shared.

3) Offer a homemade coupon book. This can be as simple as pieces of paper or as elaborate as a decorated booklet. Fill it with “coupons” for things like a back massage, a home-cooked meal, a movie night of their choice, or even chores you’ll take off their hands. It’s a fun and playful way to add a personal touch to your gift. ⭐️ Try this printable love coupon book.

Remember, the essence of Valentine’s Day is to show love and appreciation.

These last-minute DIY gifts are not just about saving the day; they’re about showcasing your creativity and the depth of your feelings in a unique and personal way.

Your effort and thoughtfulness are what will make this Valentine’s Day truly special.

😩 What The Sheet


We know that life all too well — having a million google sheets and doc tabs open just to manage your projects and tasks (and then feeling anxious about all the tabs you have open on one screen).

Plus all the time wasted trying to locate all your docs because the file was named something completely random (or it’s just called “Untitled Doc”).

🙅🏻‍♀️ But it doesn’t have to be that way.

That’s why we’ve put together a short list of the top loved project management tools — so you can pick one based on your team’s specific needs and preferences.

We also know that PM software isn’t as simple as finding one you think you’ll like, and then implementing it right away — you gotta try before you buy. That’s why the solutions we’ve included all offer trial periods.

🤗 Don’t waste your time on that sheet — check out our top 5 PM tools list.


Love Up on Your Team: Career Growth


It’s the perfect time to show some love not just in our personal lives but also in our professional circles.

Today, let’s focus on expressing our appreciation for our team members by nurturing their talents and supporting their career growth.

After all, showing care and commitment to their professional journey is one of the best ways to spread love in the workplace.

Understanding Each Team Member’s Passion
The journey of nurturing talent begins with understanding what drives each team member. Valentine’s Day reminds us to show empathy and care in our interactions. Take the time to learn about each member’s passions, strengths, and career aspirations. This level of understanding helps in tailoring a growth path that resonates with their personal goals and contributes to the team’s success.

Creating Opportunities for Growth
With a deeper understanding of your team members’ aspirations, create opportunities that align with their passions. Assign them to projects they’re excited about or roles where they can shine. This Valentine’s Day, let the gift you offer be the gift of opportunity and trust in their potential.

Mentorship: A Gift of Guidance
Pairing team members with mentors is akin to setting up a successful professional ‘date’. It’s a relationship that provides a safe space for learning and sharing experiences. Encourage seasoned team members to mentor their colleagues, fostering a culture of mutual support and growth.

Invest in Their Learning
Investing in the development of your team members is a long-lasting gift. Provide access to workshops, courses, and training sessions that can help them build new skills and knowledge. It’s a way of showing that you care about their long-term career growth and success.

Celebrating Their Achievements
Recognition and celebration are powerful expressions of appreciation. Acknowledge the hard work and achievements of your team members. Let this Valentine’s Day be a reminder to celebrate even the small victories, reinforcing the message that every contribution is valued.

Go beyond the traditional and focus on nurturing the talents within your team. It’s a unique way to show love and appreciation, contributing to their career growth and the overall success of the organization.


Celebrate Self-Love: Embrace Your Body


Self-love is not a destination but a continuous journey. Embracing your body image is an act of love, and it’s a gift you can give to yourself every day.

In a world where pressures to conform to unrealistic beauty standards can be overwhelming, we’ve compiled 11 reasons why you should embrace and love your body today:

  1. Literally One-Of-A-Kind: Your body is one-of-a-kind, and that’s something to celebrate. There’s no one else in the world like you, and that’s pretty darn amazing.
  2. Your Body Supports You: Your body is the vessel that carries you through life’s adventures. It’s your trusty sidekick, so treat it with gratitude.
  3. Strength is Beautiful: Your body’s strength is a testament to its resilience. It’s lifted you up through challenges and carried you through triumphs. That’s beautiful.
  4. It’s Your Canvas: Your body is a canvas, and you get to paint it with self-expression. Tattoos, piercings, hairstyles, it’s all your choice.
  5. Memories Live Here: Every scar, every freckle, they all tell stories of your journey. Embrace these marks as badges of honor.
  6. You Are Unique: The beauty industry tries to sell sameness, but true beauty is in your uniqueness. Embrace those quirks and idiosyncrasies.
  7. It’s Your Home: Your body is your home for life. Take care of it, make it comfortable, and love the space you’re in.
  8. A Work of Art: Just like a beautiful piece of art, your body deserves admiration. Stand in front of the mirror and appreciate the masterpiece that you are.
  9. Your Body is Powerful: Your body can do incredible things. From dancing to running marathons, it’s a powerhouse of abilities waiting to be celebrated.
  10. You’ve Got a Track Record of Crushing It: Look back at all the mountains you’ve climbed and the battles you’ve won — physically and more. You’ve got a track record of crushing it! Every challenge you’ve faced, you’ve overcome with grace.
  11. You Are Enough: Remember, you are enough just as you are. You don’t need to conform to anyone else’s standards. You are perfect in your own unique way.

Know that you are loved, not just by others, but by the most important person in your life—YOU. Shower yourself with love today and every day.

You are a force of nature, a beacon of beauty, and a powerhouse of strength. Embrace yourself, love yourself, and let that love radiate out into the world.

Happy Valentine’s Day to the incredible, unique, and beautiful body that is YOU!


Stuff we’re loving right now


📚 I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho in high school and I remember resonating with the captivating journey of self-discovery and destiny it presents. Now that I’m an adult, I’m excited to revisit it again and see how differently it moves me (or maybe I’ll remember the same old feelings I had reading it back then!) — Joanna (Co-Founder of The Assist).

🥤 If you’re a soda lover but want to cut back on the sugar and b.s. ingredients, check out the gut-healthy prebiotic packed alternative — Poppi! I’m loving the “Doc Pop” (good for fans of Dr. Pepper) and Cherry Limeade flavors. — Cameron (Newsletter Ops Manager).

🎒 I love to travel, but if you’re a chronic over-packer like me, you might want to consider the Taygeer Travel Backpack. It has everything you need from USB charging ports to multiple compartments to keep your clothing, accessories and toiletries organized. Plus it fits a LOT of stuff! — Kristel Garrett (Content Manager).

😴 I recently started using this awesome app for sleeping called Sleepiest. It has soothing audio clips that almost feel like hypnosis. I like also really like that the app educates you while putting you into relaxation mode.


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