How This Autism Mom Destresses

Happy Wednesday 🙂

As a Mom of a child with Autism I must have downtime! Whether that’s having the night to myself after Chloe goes to bed (and that’s if she goes to sleep) or getting out alone for a few hours. 

It is super important that we take care of ourselves or we are no good for anyone else. We have less patience and I know my brain just gets all scrambled.

One of my favorite ways lately to destress is listening to music🎧🎶. I love 80’s and 90’s music. I just put on my headphones and relax. Sometimes I dance😉

Working out is another way I release stress. Lately I’ve been injured and haven’t been able to. Ugh! I feel it is necessary, not just for stress relief,  but for my health and well being. I will be 48 this year and it’s important that I get healthy.

Reading is an absolute love of mine. I do tend to read a lot of books about Autism, but I love reading about Simple Living and Frugality. I want to start reading some classics. I just need to take the time to find one I like.

I do indulge in some YouTube videos too. I have channels that are uplifting and make me smile. Sometimes I’ll watch funny videos or even documentaries.  I LOVE to learn new things.

Lately one of my past passions has come back to me. Writing has always been so enjoyable for me. My biggest dream has been to write a book. I have written poetry and songs in the past. Sometimes it’s hard for me to stay focused, but I try😊

These are a few things I do to take a breather when I need it. Just try and take time for what you love to do. You are not just an Autism Mom. Comment below and share how you take time for yourself.

Have a Wonderful Day💜

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4 thoughts on “How This Autism Mom Destresses”

  1. Great advice here! If I don’t wake up before everyone else and have some time for quiet prayer and study my day feels a lot more hectic. Have you heard of Librivox? They’ve got all the classics in audio form for free, pretty much anything that’s old enough to be in the public domain. I don’t usually have a lot of time to sit and read a book, but I like to listen when I’m doing laundry.

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