Now, I practice radical acceptance not only to the fact that life is the way that it is, but that autistic burnout is reality too and that I must accommodate my personal needs for the proper recovery from it.
Life ebbs and flows. For me, my emotions sometimes run the gamut of being high and low. There are times I feel at peace with myself and there are times I think the world is crashing down on me and I think things are the worst they ever could be. All in all, it is muddling through it and knowing that I can never give up is what keeps me going.
The Better Choice
If I am taking care of my mental health, then I am doing what I need to do is to fight isolation and get out into the program or work, not picking or choosing what is convenient for me.
Wellness Wednesday: Taking Time For You
Recently, I had recognized without scheduling that I needed to just take a day for myself. This was at first a hard thing for me to do as I initially felt as if it was some sort of punishment, but in reality it was a really good thing and I was validated for doing what I needed to do.
Reflections: Doing What Is Right
Over the past few weeks, I am finally getting my life back on track after a long course of not doing what I needed to do to care for my mental health. Being in denial and playing games with my medicine in the course of nearly four and a half years, having a reality check and a really bad meltdown has made me recognize that doing what is right just makes sense.
For What It Is
Accepting what is, learning, growing and being the person I know I can be.
The Outside World
As the world is progressing towards accepting the global pandemic of COVID-19 that has been looming over all the world over the past three years, I am starting to realize how much it changed me from doing some of the things that I used to do in life and how much my life has changed since the pandemic,
Moving On and Being the Better Person
I am strong, smart, kind, important, valued, loved, fierce. I matter and am genuine, all good qualities.
Wellness Wednesday: Having the Reason To Live
Note: The topic of suicide is mentioned in this blog post. If you feel you are in need of crisis support reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 (In the US) or visit my Mental Health Crisis Resoueces on the website.
Reflections: Gratitude and Appreciation
Living with the challenges that I live with, it can be hard sometimes to understand that I need to show gratitude and appreciation to the people who go many times step up and do what I need them to aid me in having the life that I desire, often not because they have to, but because they want to see me thrive.
Adulting: Using the Tools
As a person who is autistic and has other challenges, I can only take care of myself as much as I desire to utilize the skills and tools at my disposal. You can have all the skills at your disposal, but if you don’t use them, they have no value and nothing will ever change.
Because of you, My Mother.
Finding My Own Kind of Happy
So, let’s make going forward a happier time for me and those around me, they deserve it too!
Make the Best of the Day
There are days that are worse for me than others, then there are days I just don’t know how to make of it.
Wellness Wednesday: Responsibilities of Staying Well
Throughout life, even though I had challenges that were primarily brought about by cohabitation, my life was pretty well. From being independent almost four and a half years ago until now, I had to learn the hard way that I am responsible for maintaining my own wellness.
Reflections: Getting Through the Rough
Being autistic is not something that comes easy. There are oftentimes more rough moments than the moments that shine. Even though the rough moments feel like they are the worst possible thing to happen to you, you have to remember that better days are ahead.
Adulting: Processing A Crisis
The things that autistic adults such as myself do when we are faced with the challenges of getting through the tough times has astonished me. It has shown me that no matter what I face, I can get through even the toughest of times, even when I fall rough.
Sunday nights can be quite a struggle for those who have to head to their Monday activities.
Don’t Let It Ruin Your Day.
In reality, I just need to live the life that I want while doing what I know I need to do to be well and let things be the way they are as long as there is no harm done to myself, then that is for the best.
You’re Told For A Reason
When becoming independent from your parents, you may want to throw out some of what they told you when they raised you out the window and do quite the opposite. However, opposing what they advise you may not be the best advice just because they told you. They told you for a reason.