ADHD at Work
So, I joined this group primarily to ask this question and get other people’s experiences (until now, I’ve been using the board for questions related to my son’s ADHD):
Does work environment (sounds, colors, distractions) play a big role in how productive you are, or are you able to focus despite external distractions?
The reason I ask is because I just moved from my own office to a shared office, with little notice. After a few months, I had finally gotten my (former) office painted in a soothing color (sage green), pictures hung up, furniture moved in….everything was feeling GREAT. I was happy and productive. Over the weekend, a few co-workers moved my desk and all my furniture into the shared office. While I appreciate their efforts in moving things, I’m also losing my mind because NOTHING is set up how it was before and it’s a major distraction.
Now, I’m not fishing for sympathy and I realize moving things back to their original spots on a desk is no big deal—-but I’m just disappointed in the fact that I had finally gotten my old space the way I wanted it (with much struggle due to my ADD) and now I’m starting over in an unpainted space, with much less room and next to a co-worker who likes to have loud phone conversations (very distracting).
Anyway, no advice needed—-I had no choice in this move and just have to deal with it. I just wanted to vent and see if other people have had similar experiences. Thanks!
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