Focus and slack

Oh man, my first productivity post. This could be a big rabbit hole.

I’m curious how others use slack productively. It’s a great tool, better than email in my opinion. But I am connected to it too much.

So I just tried something new. I am pausing notifications for a time period (30 minutes as a test). I’m not sure how this works, but presumably I won’t get any notifications of messages for 30 minutes. That would be a nice feature.

All these tools that connect us…they connect us too much. Could you imagine someone sitting next to you at your desk randomly asking you questions all day? That’s obviously not what is happening with slack — but I have started using it that way.

So I am going to try and use time blocks to get work done and then turn slack back on.