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mnmerritt02

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Does anyone have trouble with sitting still all the time? I've had this problem for a long time. i know that it's common in autistic people (like me) but I could be wrong. any advice on how to sit still for a long period of time without a problem?

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    • ForgetfulFerret

      638d

      @mnmerritt02 my sitting posture is terrible! I have to keep reminding myself to sit up straight…sitting straight just feels weird, idk. I almost constantly sit on my feet or have to put my feet up on something. When I was in school sitting in the chairs at a desk drove me nuts! If people call me out I do correct for a while but then when my attention slips I just revert back. The energy it takes is exhausting. Sorry to hear about the back surgery, hopefully that went well and it corrected/helped with whatever was going on.

    • ForgetfulFerret

      638d

      Hmmm, idk if I have a solution. Just showing up to say I also have this issue. I sit in the weirdest positions but find them comfortable? My older brothers used to pinch/smack my thighs if I didn’t sit still at the dinner table. I mask a lot by wiggling my toes so I don’t fidget openly. Made it this far and ppl are always surprised when I tell them I’m on the spectrum. My 3rd grade teacher gave me “the wiggliest worker award”…still surprised how I slipped through without being diagnosed for so long…

      • mnmerritt02

        638d

        @ForgetfulFerret yea i also have the strangest sitting positions, mostly trying to get my back comfortable since I had spine surgery a few years ago. My family doesn't pinch/smack me but they do tell me to sit still and it's so dang hard! I can keep still for a few minutes, but then I'm back to rocking my body certain ways.

        • ForgetfulFerret

          638d

          @mnmerritt02 my sitting posture is terrible! I have to keep reminding myself to sit up straight…sitting straight just feels weird, idk. I almost constantly sit on my feet or have to put my feet up on something. When I was in school sitting in the chairs at a desk drove me nuts! If people call me out I do correct for a while but then when my attention slips I just revert back. The energy it takes is exhausting. Sorry to hear about the back surgery, hopefully that went well and it corrected/helped with whatever was going on.

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