Practicing self-care can prevent autistic burn out or reduce the extent of burn out and recovery time.
As a young autistic it’s important that I listen to my body and recognise my body signals alerting me of the start of burn out.
I have been busy working on multiple projects combined with excitement and anxiety from our moving decision.
I know I need to practice self-care when I start twisting and locking my body into positions that give me deep pressure and sensory feedback.
I know I need to practice self care when I tire easily and find difficulty focusing .
Listening to your body signals is something a whole family can work on and learn together.