PSA: your inbox It can be a source of joy. Don’t worry, I am well aware of the utter absurdity of that phrase. After all, we live, work and exist in always on the world, where the expectation is an immediate response, if not synchronous (don’t ask me how this happens, but the stress is there). As someone who feels uncomfortable emailing (re: dread) over the record, I was desperate for anything that would ease my anxiety. Enter, Top 10 newsletters to subscribe to calmAnd the inspiration – inspirationand inbox bliss.
Well, if the goal Inbox Zero™probably thinking, Why Heck do I want another unread email? But here we focus on quality, not quantity. Yes, I also enjoy the pathological absence of unread messages when I open my Gmail. But the truth after registration for all (yes, AllOne of the most thought-provoking newsletters to sign up for, I’m starting to revisit this productivity milestone.
The idea of being able to pass a million messages in the morning and sign them without reading Email messages At night it has long been the pinnacle of business-related success. But honestly, I’m a little tired of thinking about my life and work in this way. Instead, I want to connect tasks, goals, and yes – my inbox – to communication and growth. And once I started watching 9ish to 5ish weekdays in this light, everything turned out for the better. Because after all, in this challenging world, I am after all the happiness I can have.
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10 newsletters to subscribe to for a happier, healthier inbox
I’m starting things off with a sassy jackpot for the most upscale newsletter in the game. Of course, I’m a little biased, but regardless of the associations, this newsletter has been informing and inspiring me every day for Years. While some correspondence mentions the email concern, Camille Styles’ newsletter is the exact opposite. Camille’s letters combine introspective words with invigorating thoughts, and the articles they link to are carefully curated and are just what I need to read that day (and come back to in the following days). I didn’t know it was possible to feel so relaxed and rejuvenated with my email, but this newsletter made me convinced.
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on the rocks
Maybe you know Olivia Nokida Aesthetics-driven, yet original (like, *actually* original) content you provide on Instagram. I take whichever mental health, determination, self-love, and wellness recipe you have to share. Really, when her profile gets highlighted in my stories list or one of her reels drops in my newsfeed, my whole persona has been known to visibly transform for the better.
If these three sentences aren’t enough to convince you, Olivia is serious about writing and sharing photos and videos that invite you to think differently and deeper about your personal experience and the world around you. her newsletter, on the rocksis an extension of it all.
Olivia’s written meditations center around a different topic each week, and are incredibly relevant and downright revolutionary. While she obviously spends endless hours thinking using just the right words to convey her vision and beautifully phrased it, she also writes in a way that makes you feel like you’re talking to a friend. Because you somehow.
If you’re the kind of person who checks your emails on the weekends, Olivia’s newsletter is just the surprise (and smile) he needs on Sunday.
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good trade It’s on my list of sites and blogs I visit every morning before diving into work for a healthy dose of motivational content. If you are interested in personal growth, expanding your creativity, and becoming a better human (kinder, kinder) every day, I cannot recommend this enough. But if your morning is more active – as is the case for all of us –daily goodness It is exactly what your inbox needs.
An abridged version of longer articles and site-specific content, daily goodness Collects playlists, recipes, sustainability tips, self-care, and more. I like to start each post with a brief but eloquent idea that often sets the positive tone for the rest of my day. Spend 30 seconds (carefully) scrolling. It is worth a pause.
(Psst… they offer two additional newsletters, weeklydelivered on Tuesday, and good fossilswhich are sent to your inbox every Thursday with no shortage of design, decor, and DIY tips!)
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Even if you think you haven’t heard of it smart changeYou’ve probably seen their Five-Minute magazine in almost all the influencer reels in the wellness field. Across all of their products and content, the Intelligent Change app is changing the script when it comes to instilling positive change in your life today (like, right now). They make diary writing practice It’s easy to stick to them on a daily basis, and their newsletter, smart week No less effective and motivating. Expect a weekly dose of inspiration that encourages you to practice gratitude, develop emotional intelligence, and engage in self-reflection. Yes, your inbox is capable of doing wonders.
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Sunday Brain Food
Sunday Brain Food It’s not about curing all the quick fixes or getting attention with loud headlines. Instead, behind the team Farnam Street Insist on the intentional design of a newsletter that focuses on tips that can be easily applied and effectively woven into your work and life. Every time I open (with enthusiasm and impatience) a new number, I am struck by the innovative ideas and timeless wisdom.
Not only did my productivity benefit me, but my endless, insatiable curiosity (well, for a moment at least). Sunday Brain Food It is for learners and lifelong students at heart. But it’s really a newsletter that will improve any inbox that needs a little next-level knowledge.
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It probably goes without saying, but we’re big fans of BIG James Clear here. And of course, we’re not alone. His New York Times bestselling book, atomic habitsIt has sold more than seven million copies. So yes, I would say we are in good company. for him 3-2-1 Newsletter It is also very popular, having over a million subscribers. It’s packed with the same insights and wisdom you’d expect from a behavioral science expert who completely changed the way we think about habits – and what it really takes to stay committed to the practices that help us feel our best.
Each newsletter is curated with three short ideas from Claire himself paired with two inspiring quotes from other thought leaders and a question for you to think about. 3-2-1 already.
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Atlas Obscura He shares courses, stories, city guides, and organized tours of the world’s most amazing and often undiscovered places. Consider it the ultimate springboard for all things, not just travel, but culture, arts, and amazing experiences. They offer a range of newsletter options, with everything from daily and weekly summaries to flare-ups focused on food and travel. I personally signed up for the daily dispatch, because I’m always ready to enjoy some morning rambling.
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with books like steal like an artistAnd the Keep goingAnd the Show your work!And the Austin Kleon I am fully responsible for changing the way I view creativity. While I may have once scolded myself over the years of writing for one audience (well, my parents were browsing my blog often), his work has helped me see the value of continuing to push myself to grow and develop as a creative. All the sparkle you’ve come to expect from Kleon is woven into every newsletter you send out. The artist in you will thank you for subscribing.
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So many ideas
Another newsletter written by a well-known New York Times author, So many ideas It comes from the brilliant creative mind of Elizabeth Holmes. A lover of all things British royals (especially regarding their flawless style), Holmes shares all the tips, tricks, and hilarious jokes about what it takes to live the best royal life. While the content covers fashion and travel, it also dives deep into thought-provoking ideas geared toward personal growth. Basically, when you subscribe to So many ideasYou get a little of it all.
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NPR Life Kit
Like many, my love and appreciation for all the good that NPR has to offer is limitless life kit The newsletter only reinforces this fact. Created with the premise that “Everyone needs a little help to be human,” each newsletter is based on a different topic with tips and hacks (I don’t like the word, but it works here) that will change the way you approach about everything you do in your life. From raising children to saving money to training and Have a good night’s sleep–life kit It covers everything. Plus, if newsletters aren’t your thing, they have a file audio notationvery.
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