Getting started with Slack

Someone told you about the Short Break From Work app that is available in your Slack workspace.

Now what?

This short guide will get you started!

But first, some tips to have in mind to get the most out of the app.

Now with that said, let’s get you started.

1. Make sure the app is in your side bar

IMPORTANT: If you can’t see Short Break From Work in your sidebar, here’s how to add it.

image 1

When this is done, the app will be available for you.

image 2

2. Now take a break

1. Choose one of the categories

image 3

2. Start the one minute timer

image 4

Selecting a category will take you to the “Messages” tab where you find the break along with some simple instructions.

Click the “Start timer” button to start.

(Every break lasts for 1 minute)

3. When the timer stops

image 5

When the timer stops, you have four options

  1. “Same again” (for when you want to do the same thing again)
  2. “Another Move/Relax/Stretch” (for when you want more of the same)
  3. “Remind me in” to let the app remind you in a while. So you can fully focus on what matters, your work.
  4. Don’t do anything and come back for another break when you know you have a minute to invest in yourself. 🤩

3. That’s basically it 🙌

You are now onboarded and have full access to all features.

4. Buuuut…. you also need to announce the app to your team

Getting people to use the app is hard if you don’t announce it.

I made it easier for you to do that by creating a template message you can use.

Just copy paste this message into your Slack workspace and you are good to go.

Hey everyone! 🌟

We’re excited to announce that we have a new app called “Short Break from Work”! 🎉

With our ever-growing workload, it’s important to take breaks to stay productive and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

The “Short Break from Work” app is designed to help you do just that - by offering quick, refreshing breaks to recharge your mind throughout the day. 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️

Feel free to explore the app, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions. We hope “Short Break from Work” will make your day more enjoyable and productive! 😊

Happy break-taking! 🌈

Simply click here to get started 👇 @shortbreakfromwork

Need help?

Simply send me an email at

Are you ready to give your team a break?

Click that button to get a 2 week free trial

⚡️ Get your energy up and your body moving

Set reminders so you can loose yourself in your work

👋 Make new connections by pairing up and taking breaks together

😅 Engage people in fun and healthy challenges

📈 Track your progress with actionable analytics

All done async..

All done in Slack..

All there when you need it and out of your way when you don't.