One of the big things I struggle with daily is stress. I’m under so much stress each day that words cannot express the crushing weight I feel. My wife has fibromyalgia which was triggered and worsened by stress. Her quality of life is nonexistent.
We never have a chance to just get away for a bit. We even have to take turns sleeping sometimes. We are not managing this stress very well. But to be honest this is not the typical stress most people feel each day. Nothing will ever be resolved. The kids will always be autistic and have special needs.
So it’s not like things will get better or there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. That doesn’t apply to special needs parents.
I enjoy fixing computers. I find it very relaxing. One of the reasons I started my business was to get paid for something I enjoy. Kind of a “kill two birds with one stone” thing. Lizze loves writing and finds that relaxing. You need to have some way to unwind. The problem is literally finding the time. Special needs kids take up every ounce of your time and energy.
I’m going to try to come up with ways of decompressing and share them here weekly. I also started sharing so of the music we use to help sooth our kids at night. Maybe they will work for you maybe not. But you’ve got to start some where.
This is so important to understand,acknowledge and discuss because this type of stress destroy’s your body from the inside out. Who will be there for our kids if we can’t?