Working from home is both heaven and hell for people with ADHD. Here are a few of the better articles that offer help.
This is one of the two best articles I’ve found, so far — a quick sampler of suggestions edited by ADDitude Magazine:
ADHD Brains Working at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Telecommuting
This is the other best article I’ve found so far — a comprehensive list with good commentary:
If you have ADHD, here’s how to manage working from home
All the fundamentals in one organized list, without much commentary:
Suddenly Working from Home
This is worth reading for thoughts on self-care and kindness:
5 Perils of Working from Home with ADHD
Eat right to keep your brain and body on track!
Succeeding with a Lack of Structure: tips for working on your own, part 4
CADDAC provides a well-written set of insights and tips about ADHD in the workplace, an overview of how ADHD affects people at work, workplace accommodations and strategies, and career choices for people with ADHD.
Special Note — they offer a Guide for Employers, excerpted here:
Many adults with ADHD perform their jobs extremely well and find that some of their ADHD traits: high energy, problem solving, creativity, and being able to hyper-focus, are significant benefits in their chosen career. For other adults with ADHD, some of their ADHD symptoms may cause difficulties in the workplace. Gaining an understanding about ADHD as an employer and allowing your employee to implement simple strategies is often all that is required to successfully satisfy both parties and increase job performance. In some cases additional accommodations are required, but these need not cause undue hardship for the employer nor inconvenience the employee or their co-workers.
ADDitude Magazine is the #1 website for people with ADHD, and families of people with ADHD.
Their ADHD at Work section is substantial, and quickly puts all of their relevant content in one place, so you don’t have to sift through other major areas (e.g., children with ADHD)
Here’s a recent screenshot of their ADHD at Work home page:
AdultADDStrengths.com is ADD Coach Pete Quily’s blog “about the strengths, challenges and how to effectively manage Adult Attention Surplus Condition, more commonly known as ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
A few items from his list of most popular posts:
Top 10 Ways to Manage Adult ADHD
Top 10 Advantages of ADHD in a High Tech Career
The Upside of ADHD, Enthusiasm, Empathy and High Energy
My favorite post:
The Positive Characteristics of People With ADD
“While it is important to deal with our challenges, you don’t make a great living and a great life by primarily focusing on what you’re not good at. What you focus on expands”
The list includes:
- Can find alternate paths
- Constantly evolving
- Good in a crisis
- Great brain-stormer
- High energy – go, go, go
- Hyper focus!!
- Likes learning new things
- Quick thinking
- Quick witted
- Willing to explore