If your company uses Slack for communicating, make sure notifications are set up on your watch. To do this, open the Watch app on your iPhone, choose Notifications, and look for Slack in the list of apps under the Mirror from my iPhone category. Make sure the switch next to Slack is toggled on. This gives me a bit of piece of mind when stepping away from my computer for a few minutes, as I know that I won't be missing any important mentions or messages. But first, it's important to understand how notifications on the Apple Watch actually work. You won't get notifications on both your Apple Watch or your iPhone, rather, it's one or the other. Notifications go to your Apple Watch when your phone is locked or asleep (unless your watch is locked with a passcode). But if your iPhone is unlocked, you'll see alerts on your phone to avoid viewing or dismissing the same notification twice. That makes setting up Slack notifications on your watch ideal for situations when you're briefly getting up from your work setup to grab a snack or to take a quick walk around your home to stretch your legs without having to remain glued to your phone.When I have a lot of tasks on my plate for the day, I'll often set timers or alarms to keep myself on track and make sure I'm not spending too much time on one particular project. Of course you can use your phone, or even a voice-activated speaker like an Echo to do this while working from home. But I often find that I'll get easily distracted on my phone. Before I know it I'm in an avalanche of emails or scrolling through my Facebook feed, forgetting why I picked up my phone to begin with. If you're wearing an Apple Watch and want to quickly set an alarm or a timer with Siri, just press and hold the digital crown on the side of the watch, raise your wrist, or say the Hey Siri command to access Apple's digital assistant. To configure how you want to access Siri on the watch, open the Settings menu on your Apple Watch, tap Siri, and make sure the switch next to your desired trigger method is turned on. You can customize the clock face on your watch with complications, which are essentially icons displaying information from other apps and services. There are complications for showing the weather, your next upcoming calendar appointment, your Activity rings, heart rate, your email, and much more. If seeing your next calendar appointment and having shortcut to your email are important to you, for example, browse Apple's watch face selection and find one that supports those complications. To change your Watch face, press down on the Apple Watch's screen, and swipe to the left or right to select a different clock face. If you want to customize your watch face with complications, press and hold the Apple Watch's screen and tap the Customize button. Then, swipe to the left to the last screen — designated by the dots near the top of the screen — to browse complications options for that watch face. Select a complication by tapping it on the Watch's screen, and rotate the digital crown to cycle through your choices. When you've found the one you want, press the digital crown to save your changes. If you're anything like me, those reminders to stand up after you've been sitting for nearly an hour largely go ignored, especially while I'm at work. But they can be particularly helpful when working from home, especially since not having a commute means you probably aren't moving as much as you normally would during a usual work day. To make sure you receive these reminders, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, choose Activity, and make sure the switch next to Stand Reminders is on.Everyone has days when work can be overwhelming, whether you're at the office or at home. Try using Apple's Breathe feature to take a moment to calm yourself during particularly stressful work days. You can have your Apple Watch automatically remind you to take a breath between one and 10 times per day by opening the Watch app on your iPhone, scrolling down to Breathe, and pressing Breathe Reminders. But if you're feeling particularly stressed, you can start a breathing session anytime by tapping the Breathe app on your watch. The app guides you through several deep breaths per minute, and you can adjust how many breaths you want to take per session in the Breathe section of the Watch app. If you're looking for a more comprehensive and structured meditation session to unwind during the workday, popular iPhone apps like Calm and Headspace are also available for the Apple Watch.