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I have a hard time when my routines/plans are interrupted. I get confused and sometimes offended if I am thrown off… it sounds so silly but I now know it’s somewhat common in autistic people. I’m a very self critical person so I’m hard on myself when I have a hard time, which doesn’t help.

    • rainbow_snare

      304d

      Same. ❤ I don't do well with changes- especially last minute. It's an automatic thing for me. I like to know plans ahead of time instead of winging it, because I've been unprepared in various ways Too many times. 😅 also, I don't always feel like I have the energy for these last minute plans, so I worry about crashing afterwards, or worse, during. 🙄 it's hard to have compassion for this part of myself. I WANT to be flexible. I used to be more flexible. But then I realized it was at the expense of my own wellbeing. Hard to balance my desire to be 'go with a flow' type person with the reality that I have limited capacities for certain activities because of social or sensory issues. Sometimes people get frustrated when I put up boundaries to guard my energy. I think it seems like I've gotten 'more autistic', but really I'm just now learning how to listen to my body and my own needs instead of taking cues from others. I feel.. guilty? When I say no to plans or last minute changes. I worry about disappointing people. At the end of the day though- I'm the one that has to take care of me. 🤷‍♂️ TLDR; I feel u. Me too

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