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New Routines

Following a routine can be hard.
Starting a new routine can be harder.
Constantly changing routines can be the hardest.

What if constant change becomes routine? A moment where the same becomes a challenge. I will be the first to tell you that I have not set a good example in commitment to routine. Especially when it comes to blog post. So on behalf of everyone inside and outside of AutismWorks, I'm sorry.

So I am working on it. New routine! More posts. I have learned that blogs can be good sometimes. Now onto the new routines in general. What can we do to get back into the new routine of things? Because I can tell you from experience, I tend to think in patterns. Do you or anyone you know think similarly? You're not alone on it.

Look. I get it. New things, deep hesitation, that feeling of messing up on the first attempt, mixed feelings; Especially towards new experiences like getting that new job, living on your own, or getting to know and see a new person more often than usual...

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autism food routine variety May 11, 2017

Getting hungry just thinking about it.

When I was much younger, I would eat nothing but peanut butter jelly sandwiches, cereal, pizza pockets, and spaghetti. That’s basically it. Today, I’m eating a whole wide variety of things to eat!

Food may play a huge roll in the autism spectrum; remember the part about having a routine and that change is very difficult to those who have autism? Well, that’s no different when it comes to food. You get so used to eating the same thing that it’s hard to expand the taste buds and try new food items.

How did I go from a picky eater to eating just about anything the world feeds me? My parents encouraged me to try new things; if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t have it for a while, but then as I grew older, I started to like the food item I tried. It may sound like the fact that we’re all the same when it comes to food, but autism takes a much longer time to be flexible with different tastes. Never give up when...

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