Life seems to be easier now. Maybe because I have listened to what everyone has told me all my life. Maybe I shouldn’t have brushed off their words with harsh statements. I just couldn't see the benefits of what they were telling me to do. Or maybe I had to learn what to do my… Continue reading Maybe They’re Right
Tag: Autistic Burnout
Taking it like a Champ.
It can be unbelievable sometimes of the things I do in life and not let my challenges get in the way. I won't lie, sometimes I get down on myself and want to play the "poor me" card. But I also know that I'm strong and can do whatever I set my mind out to… Continue reading Taking it like a Champ.
Getting Through Life’s Challenges
As I am learning more about my challenges, I am learning to better manage.
Understanding Your Body
As a neurodiverse person, it can be hard to understand your body. This can be hard in knowing what you can manage versus what you cannot. It can be challenging when entering a world that just isn’t made for the neurodiverse population.
Reflections: Being Considered Lazy
To my loved ones throughout my life, I was often considered lazy. This continually-fed train of thought led me into the current chapter of my life thinking that until I learned about the amount of energy needed for me to endure the motions of the day.
Adulting: Accepting Autistic Burnout
As this post is published on a holiday such as Labor Day (in the US), I would like to share a little more on how I have recently discovered that I recently met my terms with Autistic Burnout and that I accepted the need to better take care of myself.
Reflections: Recognizing My Needs
Last week, being in almost a month of a near pre-pandemic workflow, I recognized that I needed to practice some self-care and take a “mental health day.” Many said how proud they were for me recognizing the need to do so, and as such I treated it as taking care of myself.
Reflections: Autistic Burnout & Free Time
Over the years, I have been reading more about Autistic Burnout and exactly what it is. I think that I have always experienced it, but never understood it, nor have I accepted the fact that it is OK to not be constantly engaged in something, whether it be a special interest or something that I like to do that isn’t an interest. I am starting to learn finally that autisicic burnout is something that comes with the autism diagnosis and that accepting it will put my mind more at ease and I will be able to function better in life.
Adulting: Realizing Burnout
Last week was a different week for sure. My schedule was anything but what it normally was. While I can easily adapt, by the end of the week, I had realized how burnout I really was and the need to practice, by fault some much needed self-care. Self-Care is not selfish.
Saying No, Burnout, Assertiveness and Downtime
Like many other people I struggle with saying no. There are a number of reasons for this. I read another advocate’s blog post on this issue and thought it was deemed important to address this in my blog as how it affects me as there are no two people with the same issue.
Autistic Burnout Educational Video
https://youtu.be/zAw918RxTJM What is Autistic Burnout? a guide from Autism Women's Network Signs: • Lack of motivation (hard to care about goals when everyday life is overwhelming)• Loss of executive functioning abilities (decision-making, organization, etc.)• Difficulty with self-care• Easier to reach overload or meltdown• Loss of speech, selective mutism• Lethargy, exhaustion• Illness, digestive issues• Memory loss•… Continue reading Autistic Burnout Educational Video