My autism isn’t that bad in my opinion the older I get the more I get used to it I never knew I had autism until just recently.
I have suffered with social anxiety my whole life and never thought my mental health has any connection.
While struggling with depression I was diagnosed with autism but I wasn’t surprised just a little upset.
My family have always seen me as the black sheep. shy, quiet, and a loner…
I was incredibly stressed and anxious for a 5 year old and while moving to a new house school and town feared me I couldn’t cope. I couldn’t fit in or even communicate with anyone other than my mum and sister.
I think I developed this comfort so that It could distract me from my fear of being social. I’d be obsessively folding clothes brushing my hair flattened my bed sheets so they wouldn’t crease in the night.
Walking on tip toes
This calmed me so much my mum would do yoga with me after school and it really helped me feel safe.
Tapping and counting
This helped me be patient if I could count to ten and repeat
Skinpicking and face touching
Stroking my neck and touching my face while speaking helps me calmly communicate
loving classical music
When ever I’m anxious I just put on some classical music on.
I can’t stand in one place for long it irrates me so much as long as I tap and stroke my neck
Lying on the floor and closing my eyes
School and maths was fun