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With all this extra, often unnecessary, communication while my company works remote, I’ve been having an awful time getting actual work done. So I’ve started to block off major chunks of my day every morning and put up an autorespond message saying I’m focusing on a deliverable, but will be available to respond at x time and if it’s an emergency to text. HOLY SHIT. What a game changer. I can actually get work done guilt free. I realize not everyone is able to do this, but if you can, do it.

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This is such a smart idea

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I label that time on my calendar as GSDT - Get Shit Done Time!

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You got to! I used to just have work blocks on my calendar, but we use Outlook and no one can see why my calendar is blocked and still invited me to things. Additionally, it didn’t translate over to the chat system we use so I was getting all the pings regardless. Once I figure it out how to set an auto responder for both email and chats, that’s when it actually worked.

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