Hello Workwell

Monday's List: TRX, Brené Brown, and Brandless

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Photo by @veggiekins

Photo by @veggiekins

“I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.” - Emma Stone

What We’re Trying

TRX

Hurts so Good: TRX is next level suspension training. You use your own body weight as the resistance. The class we took targeted our arms, abs, and lower body in six strength training rounds. In between those rounds? You get a two minute Tabata burst. Oh yea, it’s no joke.

Favorite Instructor: Workweller Lauren Chiarello, @chichilifenyc. If you live in NYC, get to her class asap. She’s on the schedule over at Flex Studios. 10/10 recommend.

Best Part: That after class burn. Early enough in the morning to feel accomplished for your workday and feel it the next.

What We’re Reading

Dare To Lead

Master Read: Brené Brown is a hero around our office. Who else can make you laugh, cry and contemplate (meaningfully) how you lead at work, and at home.

Social proof: If the US Air Force is willing to bring in an expert that speaks to the need for vulnerability, shame, and empathy in leadership, then you know she’s got to be good.

Favorite quote(s): Literally, the entire book but this one has a rainbow of highlights, “Somewhere along the way, [we] adopted this dangerous and debilitating belief system: I am what I accomplish and how well I accomplish it. Please. Perform. Perfect. Prove. Healthy striving is self-focused: How can I improve? Perfectionism is other-focused: What will people think? Perfectionism is a hustle.” #truth

What We’re Ordering Online

Brandless

What It Is: Our new obsession. A “choose your own adventure” box – you put all the items you want in your cart and get it shipped to your house within days. We weren’t even paid to say this. Really. #NotAnAd.

Why We Love It: $3 for most everything on their list. You heard that right. $3. Common household items. Personal care. Stationary. Baby diapers. Dog food. Groceries. And everything is organic AND recycled. And the best part? Every time you checkout, they donate to Feeding America. After a long day at the office, who really wants to shop for basics? Not it. Get yourself a box. Trust us.

Get Started: Use our referral code to start your box with a cute $6. A gift from us to you.