Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Autism and other DISABILITIES: How to HELP YOURSELF!

Hi Katie,

Here are some things I use to manage anxiety:

-Vigorous exercise of 30 to 60 minutes a day (preferably cardiovascular in nature)

-Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, oats, etc.

-Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption (In my case I don't drink any alcohol)

-Setting up routines and habits for daily, weekly, and monthly basis

-Breathing and relaxation techniques

-Squeeze stress balls-Affirmations and visualizations

-Practicing meditation

-Seeing a counselor on a weekly basis

Re posted with permission from Scott Michael Robertson, Autistic adult and Vice President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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