Autistic meltdowns and shutdowns are intense reactions to stress, anxiety, extreme emotions and overload. “Pushing through” takes its toll.
Saying no isn’t easy. But having healthy boundaries in place protects our well-being, ensures that we don’t get burned out, and that we have the energy to say yes to something else.
I used to think of autism as something that couldn’t apply to me. Like most of the population I had been led to believe that it presented in only a certain way. I was wrong.
We all have a story. And we have the right to tell those stories. They can be powerful, not just for ourselves but for others as well. Let me share mine with you.