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How can people with ADHD stay organized when they're working from home?

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Use the calendar software on your computer and phone to help you remember meetings and deadlines. Set alarms to go off an hour or two before each event, to give you time to prepare. Then set another alarm for 15 minutes beforehand. You'll be ready to go, and you won't miss a meeting.

Look over your daily and weekly calendars each morning when you get to your desk. Then write a to-do list for the day. Break it into chunks you can manage. Update your list at the end of the day.

If you often check social media when you should be working, use an app like RescueTime or SelfControl to track or block these distractions.

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working on Your Own (Part 2 and Part 3)," "Work From Home," "Medication Management."

CHADD: "Suddenly Working from Home," "White Noise for Staying on Track."

Gallup: "U.S. Workers Discovering Affinity for Remote Work."

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health : "Taking a Stand: The Effects of Standing Desks on Task Performance and Engagement."

Journal of Physical Activity & Health : "Energy Expenditure During Acute Periods of Sitting, Standing, and Walking."

Mayo Clinic: "Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Symptoms & causes."

The A.D.D. Resource Center: "How to Be More Productive When Working From Home."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 22, 2020

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working on Your Own (Part 2 and Part 3)," "Work From Home," "Medication Management."

CHADD: "Suddenly Working from Home," "White Noise for Staying on Track."

Gallup: "U.S. Workers Discovering Affinity for Remote Work."

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health : "Taking a Stand: The Effects of Standing Desks on Task Performance and Engagement."

Journal of Physical Activity & Health : "Energy Expenditure During Acute Periods of Sitting, Standing, and Walking."

Mayo Clinic: "Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Symptoms & causes."

The A.D.D. Resource Center: "How to Be More Productive When Working From Home."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on April 22, 2020

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