Whether you’re working from home or a fellow blogger like me, here are some great tips and tricks that will help you on your writing journey. I used to struggle with ADHD for years especially in college until I found these solutions, and I want to share these tips with you. One of the hardest things to do is sit down and concentrate on one thing at a time, so I feel your pain, and by the end of this article, you will have a set guide to make your next work-from-home day or article a successful tear-free event.
Planning makes perfect
When deciding what to write about, grab your favorite notebook( I know you have one) and make a list of the following: who your audience is, what you’re talking about, where you’ll post, a deadline, and most importantly ideas. Making a list of writing ideas helps on those days when the creative flow isn’t there, you’ll also have an easier time deciding what direction you want your writing to go. Also when in the planning and writing phase a timer helps to keep you from getting overwhelmed and staying on track.
Outlines aren’t just for middle school
When you finally decide what you’re writing about make a sublist of topics to support what you’re trying to do. You don’t have to get too detailed in this but having an outline will give you the boundaries you need with your writing so you can stay on track. One of the best parts of ADHD is how creative we are, however when sitting down to write can be difficult especially when you don’t have a clear vision. Therefore outlines will be your new best friend to shorten the process.
Some people are able to just sit and write an article, however, I find that my brain works best with movement. Some great options for productive movement include sit-and-stand desks, treadmill desks, or my favorite option Cubii under-desk ellipticals. I love how I can pedal away while at my desk and it even links to my Apple watch. If you’re like me and love competitions they have an app you can add your friends to and even do workouts. If you want more information on a Cubii compact under desk elliptical check it out here.
Finally location location location
You know as well as I do that environment can alter how your day goes. So when you’re wanting to write, your location matters. Try to correspond in the same place, this helps your brain to recognize a certain spot as a “productive one”. Over time I’ve noticed I do my best work at coffee shops or in my office versus on my couch or bedroom. If I’m not in a designated productive space I’m too distracted to do most things. Another tip to make sure your writing zone is comfortable is having plenty of your favorite drink accessible so you don’t have to keep getting up to refill. When Im writing I love to have three different drinks; something bubbly, coffee, and something fruity. I also have a small snack to keep my body busy while my mind is at work.
Hopefully, these tips help you on your next writing journey, follow for more tips and life with ADHD.