Autism Momma, are you exhausted right now?
I completely get it. You want to continue reading this blog post and I am going to go over some things you can do to help you overcome your exhaustion you might be facing right now.
First and foremost
I would like to say I totally get where you’re coming from. You are probably exhausted beyond belief. You might not be able to focus.
You might not be able to do things that you normally would be able to do. You are probably wondering how can you help yourself gain a better quality of life and your child.
Take a deep breath just stop for a minute….
First understand that you can’t do it all. There is only so much we can do and for autistic mothers, this can be very difficult because we want to do whatever we can to help our children.
I thought it was time for me to get a post out and let you know that it will all get better.
I know you are tired of hearing complaints from your child’s school and you probably are not able to focus at work. We have to realize that there is only so much we can do.
It’s important to prioritize what is important for your child and what you can manage into your schedule.
Do not try to overdo it because it only leads to further exhaustion.
Take time for yourself to do something that will make you happy for the moment just to clear your mind.
Whether that be meditating going to the gym, going shopping, or anything to help you get a break it is totally worth it.
I know there’s a reason why you are exhausted so it’s important to take a step back and evaluate everything you are doing to help your child.
Are you doing any therapies that might not be adding value to your child’s life? Are you doing things that are not necessary?
Take a look at the overall picture and try to focus on what is very important right now. What will benefit your child the most and just focus on that and hold on anything extra.
I remember filling my schedule jam packed with anything someone told me that would possibly help my child but I was completely burning my family out.
Finally, I realized that I didn’t need to do that and when I was introduced to the role that nutrition played and saw the value, my son’s quality of life improved.
If you are doing any protocols or therapies that are not adding value, consider pausing them or dropping them all together and focus on what you feel will add value to your child’s quality of life.
For me, this was looking at the role the environment is playing on my child’s life and once I took a step back to evaluate, things improved.
For you this might look a little different but regardless, don’t overwhelm yourself because there is hope.
I have created a free webinar for you “Four Steps to a Happy Healthy Child on the Autism Spectrum”. You can download that by clicking on the link here.