I'll be honest: I didn't consciously think about my work habits until last year. I just…worked. But when I started aggressively treating my anxiety last year, it turned out that my anxiety disorder masked ADHD symptoms—and powered my productivity at work.
Thanks to treatment, my brain actively rejected the anxiety-related habits I honed over the years (cool) and forgot how to be productive (not so cool). Much like relearning to walk after an injury, I had to relearn effective work habits from scratch.
To do that, I conducted what I dubbed "productivity experiments" to figure out my new work habits. If you have unproductive work habits—or want to adopt better ones—here's how to run your own experiments.
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