Living your best life with low-support autism

Living with low-support autism doesn't mean you can't live your best life. In fact, it means you have a unique perspective and set of strengths that can propel you to greatness.

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Embrace your extraordinary self and let's dive into some light-hearted and fun tips to help you navigate the world with confidence, joy, and a touch of humour.


Celebrate your superpowers

Just like a superhero, you have remarkable abilities! Whether it's your incredible attention to detail, your encyclopedic knowledge of your favourite topic, or your amazing creativity, embrace these traits as your superpowers. Who needs a cape when you have an exceptional mind?

Example: Turn your passion for detailed research into a thriving blog or YouTube channel. Share your insights on your favourite subjects, and watch your unique perspective captivate your audience.


Make friends with routines

Routines can be your best friends. They provide structure, stability, and a sense of control. Create a daily schedule that works for you, including time for your interests and self-care activities.

Example: Design a morning routine that energises you. It could involve a calming cup of herbal tea, followed by 15 minutes of stretching or a walk in the park. Starting your day with a calming ritual sets a positive tone for the hours ahead.


Embrace your social style

Navigating social situations might not always be your forte, but that's perfectly ok. Focus on the quality of your interactions rather than the quantity. Nurture the relationships that bring you joy and understanding. It's time to stop trying to 'fit in' and be 'normal'. Yes, we have to function in this big wide world of ours, but we can still be ourselves.

Example: Host a cosy game night with a few close friends who appreciate your unique sense of humour and interests. Enjoy an evening of laughter and connection in an environment where you feel safe and valued.


Explore your passions

Indulge in your interests wholeheartedly. Whether it's collecting vintage records, mastering a musical instrument, or solving complex puzzles, give yourself permission to dive deep into what makes you happy.

Example: Join an online community or local club centred around your favourite hobby. Connecting with like-minded individuals who share your passion can lead to meaningful friendships and valuable learning experiences.


Laugh it off

Laughter truly is the best medicine (well unless you've broken your leg or similar). Find humour in everyday situations, including those moments when things don't go as planned. A good chuckle can lighten the mood and keep stress at bay. This isn't about laughing off any bullying or similar, it's about being a little vulnerable and laughing at the quirks that make you, you.

Example: Share a funny anecdote from your life in an online forum or social media group. Not only will you entertain others, but you'll also create a sense of camaraderie by inviting people to share their own lighthearted stories.


Embrace self-care

Taking care of yourself is essential. Identify activities that help you relax and recharge. Whether it's reading a book, listening to soothing music, or indulging in your favourite hobby, prioritise self-care in your routine.

Example: Treat yourself to a weekly spa night at home. Run a bubble bath, light some scented candles, and play your favourite calming tunes. This dedicated time for relaxation will help you stay centred and ready to conquer the world.


Set realistic goals

Dream big, but break down your goals into achievable steps. Celebrate your successes along the way, and don't be afraid to adjust your plans if needed. Flexibility can be uncomfortable, and that's fine. Small flexes will feel easier than a big change.

Example: If you're passionate about photography, set a goal to capture and edit a series of photos over the next few months. As you achieve each milestone, treat yourself to a small reward, like a new camera accessory or a day trip to a picturesque location.


Remember, living your best life with low-support autism is about embracing your uniqueness, celebrating your strengths, and finding joy in every moment. So go ahead, dazzle the world with your brilliance, and let your light shine brightly – because you are absolutely extraordinary!

Need help finding your own voice in this world? Then contact me and let's work together.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Life Coach Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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