#FridayFive: Five Email Newsletters Worth Subscribing to

Friday Five

Emails. As if we don’t get enough of them, you want me to subscribe to more? Well the five below are definitely worth it, let me tell you.

As a personal subscriber to all of the below, I can tell you first-hand that these email subscriptions add value and wisdom to my week in a professional, educational, spiritual and mindful way.

I of course wouldn’t recommend anything I didn’t use myself and if you do subscribe and don’t like the content, then I can only apologise for adding another weekly newsletter that you will keep meaning to unsubscribe to but never get around to.

Anyway, here are my five favourite email subscriptions:

1. THE MORNING BREW

I found this particularly interesting when I lived in New York as it’s quite focused on America news, but anything that’s worth knowing will be in this daily email.

I read it first thing every morning before I start my working day as I can get caught up on everything I need to know while having my morning coffee. There will be the news headlines, politics headlines, stock market news from the night before and it’s written with some humour, so it’s not like reading the Financial Times with one eye open at 8am.

They’ll also have book recommendations, puzzles submitted by readers, and other random anecdotes to add some light to the depressing news. You can subscribe to the Morning Brew here.

Sidenote: I also subscribe to the Marketing Brew newsletter that is delivered in the afternoon. Great to subscribe to if you work in the Marketing industry!

2. JAMES CLEAR’S 3-2-1 THURSDAY

Probably my favourite email to receive in the week is James Clear’s 3-2-1 Thursday’s. As you can probably tell, the email arrives in your inbox once per week, on a Thursday.

The email includes 3 ideas, 2 quotes and 1 question. It’s usually full of thought-provoking statements and ideas to really make you think about certain things and evaluate something in your life.

If you don’t know the name James Clear, he is the author of the best-selling book Atomic Habits. Atomic Habits is a book that I can’t recommend enough, and often never stop recommending. Like it says on the tin, it’s all about creating habits, but it really, really sinks in.

3. SIOBHAN O’HAGAN

I’ve been following Siobhan O’Hagan (Oh Fitness) on Instagram for quite a while. I love her lifestyle where she works from her laptop and travels around the world at the same time.

I do sometimes have to switch off when she complains about Ireland and the rain all the time – if it didn’t rain, how could we appreciate the sun? – but otherwise, she does provide a lot of great content.

Siobhan can be quite consistent with daily emails and offers a lot of knowledge about fitness training, diet and some good book recommendations too.

4. WORK IN PROGRESS BY ABI BENNETTS

The Work in PRogress bi-weekly newsletter by Abi Bennetts is a great email subscription to sign up to if you are in the PR and marketing industries.

Abi includes examples of great campaigns over the past few weeks, events that you can attend (online) and sign up for and also news and people to watch out for in the industry.

Subscribe here!

5. SINEAD HEGARTY

I’ve mentioned Sinead Hegarty on here quite a lot as she’s definitely a very inspirational and motivational person. She’s only down the road from me now here in Ireland, but I always love her content as like Siobhan O’Hagan, she travels around the world and works from her laptop.

Sinead’s emails focus on mental health, mindset and relationships and she always writes great content to make you think and consider where you are at in your own life and relationships, both with other people and yourself.

6. THE OC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

I couldn’t promote five other email subscriptions and not promote my own, right? I don’t really know what to call my weekly emails other than really diary entries.

I’m getting a little better at sending them out in a routinely manner, on a Monday morning. I usually just give an update about what I’ve been up to over the past week (which used to be a lot more interesting when I lived in New York, not so much now that I’m quarantining), maybe something that I’ve reflected on or thought about over the week and a catch up on blog posts from the week previous.

So if you would like to receive a weekly email from yours truly, talking about life, books, mindset, recent blog posts and moving from city to city, job to job, then you can subscribe here and expect your first email on Monday morning.

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