Because of the current coronavirus situation a lot of people, including me, left their offices on a Friday and BOOM!! Started working from home on a Monday!! However for people with ADHD like me can often feel overwhelmed on the fact of being completely isolated.
Here are 6 tips to avoid going crazy in your home office:
#1 Suit Up
Sounds simple but it helps a lot with your motivation. This is all a mental game letting your mind know you still have a routine to follow. I know wearing your jammies is tempting. DONT DO IT! Dress as you would for work.
#2 Stick to Your Working Hours
This is a very important rule to NOT overdoing work. People tend to work more when working from home. Avoid that BURNOUT. Lock in your 8 hours of sleep.
#3 Work in a Dedicated Space
It is tempting to work in your bed. DONT DO IT! Try to work in a separate room with no TV and yes, NO NETFLIX!! If you leave your room you are out of your “office”. This helps seperate your work from your free time.
#4 Limit Distractions
Like I said before, This ain’t no Netflix and chill!! Put that phone on vibrate turn off that gaming console and TV OFF!!
#5 Be Transparent
Your colleagues don’t know what your up to . Make sure to keep them up to date about what your working on.
#6 Stay Active
Try to exercise during the day! The daily walks to the coffee machine and the conference room are GONE! Try to compensate this with exercise.
These are tough times for many of us. I know going to happy hour and hanging out at starbucks are both very tempting and very missed but lets do our thing to kick this virus in the ass!! Stay home and stay safe.