How to find your flow working from home, even if you’re surrounded by a spouse, kids and worries.

How to find your flow working from home, even if you’re surrounded by a spouse, kids and worries.




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If you’re working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, you may already be coping with anxiety and stress. Beyond the everyday challenges and distractions of family life or inadequate office space and equipment, you may have difficulty concentrating or being productive. Sunny Fitzgerald, writing for The Washington Post, offers simple, doable suggestions from neuroscientists and flow experts to help you make the most of your external and internal environment.


Working from home has never been more necessary – or more stressful.

Even under the best circumstances, working from home has its challenges; add the pressures of a worldwide pandemic and working from home can feel impossible. Remote workers face not only the familiar obstacles – inconvenience, disruption and lack of external structure – but also heightened worries about their own and their families’ physical and financial well-being, and new stresses like home-schooling.

Achieving a state of “flow” – an immersive frame of mind in which concentration and productivity come naturally and prove easy to sustain – has become more elusive under current circumstances. Now, neuroscientists, researchers and brain trainers offer suggestions derived from brain science for coping with your work-from-home landscape. Adopting any of these methods can help. The more you can embrace, the more likely you are to enjoy enhanced flow.

Your work environment should not make work harder than it has to ...

About the Author

Sunny Fitzgerald’s blog ( covers travel, culture, health and wellness.

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