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Daily Outside Photo: Adding a bit of humanness to your Slack group

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A quick post to share something that makes me smile. A slack* channel, yes another one, but it is one worth having.

Many of us are working from home, one of the challenges that come with this is leaving the house. It’s important to get outside to take a break, get some air and move our bodies. I find making public commitments a big motivator, so I started a slack channel in one of the communities I run called #daily-outside-photo. The point is to get outside, while there take a photo and share it with the channel. I love this channel. I love seeing people’s pictures and short comments. It brightens up my day.

Not only does it make me go outside every day, both because of the challenge of it being daily, but also because I’m inspired by other people’s lovely photos. It also lets us get to know a bit more about each other in a channel that isn’t about work. I know that a few folks I have told about it have already been motivated to create their own versions, I’d love to hear from others that create their own or do something similar.

Here are a few photos from our channel, posted with permission, to Inspire you.

Photos by: Neil Vass, Akiko Kato, Sophie Weston, Jenny Beaumont, Emily Webber, Chris Burns, Randy Silver, Ben Witton and Adrian Howard

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2 Comments

  1. I love this idea, it’s given me a nudge I needed to go out more and started a lot of interesting chat about people’s photos. And now… it’s coming to WhatsApp for my extended family! My mum sends her thanks for the idea 🙂

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