Change in autistics is a known challenge, I oftentimes mask what I am feeling and then vent it out to someone that I consider it my safe person. But when someone who wants to be there for me says don’t be in a negative attitude and that they care so much that I can’t push them away because they show that they care.
Having friends outside of family in the past few years has taught me to set my own boundaries in what I share, how I respond to others, standing up for my personal needs and values along with respecting myself.
Yesterday, I had an epiphany. While I WANT to adult, I HAVE to put forth the effort to want and need the changes and the responsibilities of being an adult. For the majority of my adulthood, I have shied away from issues in life because they may require me to put my “big boy pants” on and fight them. Oftentimes, for me, anxiety is a big player in the game of adulting that really isn’t a game, because I just revert back to my immature self and refuse to deal with the issues at hand, because I personally know they are going to be unpleasant and scary for me to tackle.
Discussing the importance of healthy friendships while controlling Autistic Burnout
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