How often do we hear ourselves saying “I just need to finish this job and then I can take a break”, or “If I can get this project finished, I can then take a couple of days off”? When we tell ourselves this over and over again, without taking action to ‘look after ourselves’, the cracks inevitably will begin to appear. The internal motivation of “I’ll get this job done, then I can…”, becomes the ultimate words of dread, with the “then I can…” seeming to never come, and the list of ‘things to do’ becomes increasingly bigger. The more […]
Jen Elcheson gives her insights on social hangovers, and self-care.
by Lisa Morgan I recently spent a few days at a conference where I had the opportunity to share my story with an audience of about 60 people. I was not only telling about my lived experience with suicide loss as an autistic adult, I was also advocating for crisis supports for the autism community. I wanted to do this, knowing ahead of time that nothing good is ever easy. Attending the conference required me to travel about 2/3 across the continental US, present a Thought Leader speech for an hour, be exposed to many types of social situations, and […]