Last month, I was thrilled when the producer of New Day Northwest asked me to be on their show! For those of you who don’t live in Seattle, we have been experiencing the “Viadoom”. One of the main thoroughfares in Seattle, the Viaduct, has been closed for about three weeks while they are building a tunnel to replace it. Seattlites have dreaded this closing for years, and it has been a highly debated topic. Driving over the Viaduct (and running on it, as I got to experience on my last marathon), has definitely been an iconic experience. Since the Viaduct is closed, many people will be working from home who aren’t used to not being in the office.
The most important thing to maximize working from home is to get very connected to your “why”, and to tune in to yourself. So often we get tuned in to other people’s agendas, and have a hard time following through with our own priorities. While I do believe scheduling your day and having deadlines is important, without a solid morning routine and an organized space, your actions may not align with your larger vision.
I am an artist, a home organizer and productivity coach. I worked as a glassblower for many years, and have a Masters of Fine Art from Rhode Island School of Design. I like to note the RISD part because this education took my productivity to a whole new level. (More on that for another blog post!) I have a lot of things I want to do in any given day, and without taking time for self-attunement, my ADHD will get the best of me, and I will be derailed. Many artists come to me for coaching or organizing, since I straddle both worlds.
Note: Before you do this, make sure to pick a time that you want to start working, and stick to it. (This is the part I am still learning!)