It's the American dream to be able to do what your heart desires. For approximately 63% of people in their 20s, having their own small business would be a dream come true. If this applies to you, there's no shame in starting small, and a home business can easily expand and become a large corporation one day. With that said, working from home can be difficult, especially if you struggle with ADD. To keep yourself on task and to stay productive, it's vital that you get ADD coaching from a professional. You should consider implementing the following tactics along the way.
Section off a Quiet Office Space With No Distractions
Working from home is difficult due to all of the distractions that can be found in your immediate environment. It's difficult to stay focused when you might be surrounded with chores that are just waiting to be completed. To avoid getting off task and to stay concentrated and focused, section off a quiet space that will be designated as the home office. You can either choose an isolated room or you can put up wall dividers in a quiet room to create a home office. Remove all distractions from your home office, and make sure to even put up signs that notify others in your household to be quiet when you are working.
Know When to Take a Break
It's easy to get lost in your own mind when you have ADD. Once you're intrigued by a task, you can easily get sucked into its vortex and spend all of your time within its grasp. This can prevent you from getting other things done. Learn how to schedule your day appropriately. Set a specific amount of time that you will spend on each task, and learn when and how to walk away. Taking a break can help clear your mind and free it from the grasps of ADD. You'll have much better perspective when you approach the problem, task, or issue at another time.
Create a Productive Morning Ritual
Getting psyched enough to start your day can also be a huge difficulty for those with ADD. It's easy to lose focus. A great tactic to implement is to create a productive morning ritual. For example, you might want to take several minutes to brew yourself a cup of coffee, schedule your day and even make a phone call at the beginning of each morning. Having a ritual might be enough to jumpstart your day.
It's easy to make impulsive decisions and to give in to the numerous distractions that surround you when you struggle with ADD. Don't let your medical condition prevent you from getting where you want in life and from staying focused on your business. Get some ADD coaching to help you learn how to regain control of your life.