Working with personal to-do lists in Slack

/ Arvid Andersson
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Being organized helps us to avoid stress. It is essential to have a good system in place for managing to-dos.

In order to keep up with the fast pace of life and work, it is essential to have a good system in place for managing to-dos. There are plenty of simple steps you can take to manage your time more effectively, and one of the most important is to have a clear list of to-dos that reflect your priorities. This way, you know exactly what needs to get done, and you can stick to a schedule that feels manageable.

Furthermore, being organized helps us to avoid stress. When we are disorganized, it can lead to feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. However, when we are organized, we can approach our tasks with confidence, knowing that we have a plan and everything is under control.

There are many tools available to handle tasks and build systems around the work. Using a tool like Let’s Do that allows you to have to-dos within an easy-to-reach distance in Slack gives you great potential to keep your routine in place.

Tips for working with tasks

Tasks should be specific, measurable, and actionable. When tasks are well-described, it is easy to determine what is needed to complete them. This not only saves time, but also prevents confusion and wasted effort.

It is important to be realistic about what can be accomplished. Trying to do too much will only lead to frustration and tasks that just stay on your list and never get done.

Prioritize and make sure the right info is visible. Set due dates to make it clear when it is important that each task is done and to make sure that things don't fall through the cracks. Also, don't forget to add any important information like links to documents or what person the task might relate to.

Be flexible and remember that things come up and plans change. Review your list of personal to-dos regularly and make sure it is up to date with your priorities and on track.

Break down big tasks into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make tasks feel less daunting and will help you to better plan your time.

And don't forget to reward yourself for completing tasks on time! It is a great way to build a habit and stay motivated.

Personal to-dos using the Let's Do Slack app

The Let's Do Slack app offers a handy feature called personal to-dos that allows each user of the app to keep a private list of tasks only visible to themselves in Slack. Use this to keep track of the tasks that you don't necessarily need to share with the rest of your team and as a quick way to save notes about things that you need to do. The list of tasks can then be organized and reviewed easily right within Slack.

You find it if you visit the Let’s Do home tab in Slack. You do this by clicking the Let’s Do app in the left sidebar in Slack. You can create a new personal to-do by clicking the ”New personal to-do” button and fill our any information about the task. This is also possible directly from any Slack channel by using the command /todo personal. This command will open the same window to enter details for a personal to-do.

Personal to-dos automatically show under ”Your assignments” on the Let’s Do home tab. There is also a separate list of only your personal to-dos at the end of your Home tab that work similarly to other to-do lists in the app.

Stay organized and be productive with Slack

Being organized helps us to be more productive, avoid stress and save time. Using personal to-dos can be a great way to manage work and related tasks around it. By taking the time to plan and organize, you can make sure that everything gets done with focus and that you can enjoy your work.

Using a a Slack-native integration like Let's Do can play a pivotal role in keeping you and your team focused on the right tasks. Let's Do seamlessly fits into the Slack user interface and acts as an extension of the platform, making task management an always easy to reach for tool.

If you want to give Let's Do a test run, we have a free 14-day trial. It will give you plenty of time to fully explore the potential of Let’s Do and Slack-based task mangement.
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