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5 emails that are actually worth your time

Photo by Sergey Zolkin

Photo by Sergey Zolkin

Taking a break from social media (that’s a conversation for another time) taught me a few valuable lessons. One of them is to seek information only when I’m ready for it, rather than constantly being bombarded by it. I developed a system of using emails (notifications switched off, obviously) to keep in touch with what’s happening in the industry as well as receive an occasional personal growth article worth reading while I’m having my morning coffee.

And now, with GDPR emails flooding my inbox every day, I realised it’s actually a perfect time to clean up my inbox and decide which senders are worth my time.

The list I’m going to share with you today is top five emails that are actually worth subscribing to. I’ve been reading these newsletters for quite some time and I find the content useful, well written and intriguing. If you are interested in personal growth, UX design and innovation, hands down these guys are worth your morning coffee time too.

1 • James Clear newsletter

James Clear is an author and entrepreneur writing about self-development, the science of habits and productivity. He writes in a really engaging way which inspires you to take action. I’ve found his articles on habit-forming really interesting and was excited to experiment with the theory (proving to be quite successful, actually!). You can subscribe to his newsletter here.

2 • Updates from Tim Ferriss

No need for an introduction here. He is the master of living life to the fullest and I’m currently obsessed with his book “The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich”. Tim sends out only the most valuable information you need focusing on productivity, self-development and entrepreneurship. Subscribe here.

3 • Offscreen Dispatch by Kai Brach

It’s a weekly newsletter filled with interesting reads, product finds and latest trends in web design industry. I have tried so many newsletters of this kind and yet Offscreen Dispatch always surprises me. It’s easy to read and pick what’s most relevant to you, and it does feel like reading a stylish magazine rather than a simple email. Check it out here.

4 • Life Designed by Tomas Laurinavicius

A lifestyle newsletter by a fellow Lithuanian blogger Tomas, whom I have been following for a few years now. Tomas never fails to amaze me with his passion for learning, personal growth and lately – lifestyle design movement, which personally I think is a genius idea. Tomas shares inspiring stories, articles, books, apps and tools for personal growth and you can get his weekly newsletter here.

5 • Sidebar by Sacha Greif

Aimed at designers but open to everyone, by subscribing you will get five best design links every day. It won’t take more than a minute to read, because all it contains are the five links, and you can decide whether the topic is of interest to you to go any further. I love the “no nonsense, get me to the point” style of this newsletter even if on some days I don’t even open any of the links. Still worth subscribing. You can do that here.

Do you have any newsletters you look forward to reading? Let me know in the comments below.