Learning to drive can be a difficult task for any adult. From the frustration of other drivers and traffic, to the anxiety of predicting the moves of other vehicles, to the many streams of information that require constant attention, it’s no wonder that driving simply isn’t for everyone.
I think self-care needs to be discussed a lot more and promoted a lot more. So no matter what your self-care is, whether it’s a hot lavender bath… which at times is perfect for me… Reading a book… Painting… Journaling… cleaning… Yes, some people even consider cleaning to be there self care! because it is something that they enjoy doing.
Let’s encourage each other to find that happy spot, that we feel comfortable in… And let that be our self-care! Encourage those around you, but most of all take some time for yourself… and do yourself a favor mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and take care of yourself by doing self care!
I’ve sat down with Peyton and told him that is fully acceptable and actually I encouraged him, to have his own routine of self-care. I can’t make that for him.. because I don’t know what truly will get him to calm down. These are the following six things that he has told me really do help with his stress/anxiety/autism.