Part one of 2! Stay tuned for more!!!! Transcript [Intro music] Speaker 1: Hey guys, it is– what is it? Wednesday. I am– I’m packing for Autism at Work in Florida. I need to leave home tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. so that I can get to the airport by 6:00 a.m. so that IContinue reading “Neurodivergent Rebel’s Autistic Solo Travel – Autism at Work – Austin to Florida”
Do you have any calming and soothing routines or rituals that you use to help unwind and slow yourself down if you find yourself moving a bit too quickly?
Where was this in my childhood? This stuff is so cool. And this one has a really smooth feeling, like I just need to rub it.
It’s like visual ASMR, I guess. You know how people say ASMR gives you a relaxing, pleasant sensation that helps you go to bed? I watch slime videos and glitter videos and visual stim videos before bed, almost every day on Instagram, and it’s how I fall asleep.
Do you pick up random objects and stim with them? Just anything and everything? I do. Let me know in the comments below what are you favourite household objects to stim with?
I also like things that have a lot of flavor. This is just one of my favorite sensory things here, is a nice icy pop.
It was one of my favorite things, and I still have it. I still like it. It’s still fun.
It is a liquid sand filled phone case, and I need a phone case because I drop my phone a lot because I’m clumsy.
Those stims that I do when I’m trying to be quiet and still, and not disruptive, tend to actually be stims that aren’t very good for me, like ripping off my fingernails, and things that hurt. So, it’s much better to let my body just stim naturally.
And now I’m engaging in a behaviour that is better for my health. I’m a little self-conscious, I need to admit, that I am an adult chewing on something, but I’m going to get over that because this is just so much better for me than biting holes in my lips and mouth.