ADHD Home Office

One of the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship, especially when you are just beginning, is having a home office. If you’re a new entrepreneur with big dreams of owning a large business, you’ll likely have to start small with a space on the corner of your dining room table or a small office in the basement. Working from home has many benefits but, for the entrepreneur with ADHD, it also presents many challenges. Learn how executive function impairments impact your life and develop strategies to compensate for weak areas.     

In this page you will find articles and other resources to manage your ADHD home office.

Build a Team

  • Body double – a silent video conference with a friend or colleague as a way to have an office mate, collaborate in Google.docs, create periodic check-ins
  • Co-working space – similar in concept to the body double where workspace is shared
  • Professional organizer – can help create a filing system that works for your brain
  • ADHD Coach – can help to clarify goals, brainstorm outcomes or process thoughts
  • Learn from a mentor
  • Hire an assistant / virtual assistant
  • Accountant / tax expert / attorney
  • Marketing consultant
  • IT support consultant or company

 

Articles

Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 1) by Alan Brown
Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 2)
Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 3)
Succeeding With a Lack of Structure: Tips for Working On Your Own (Part 4)
A Clean Office in 120 Minutes (or Fewer!)
33 ADHD-Tested Ways to Get Organized – Want a clean home? An efficient office? Don’t let your ADHD get in the way
10 Keys to Conquering ADHD in the Office

Books

Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently Caroline L. Arnold