The main way I’m coping with the stress of being an #Autism parent

One of the things I’m pushing myself to do right now is manage my stress in more natural ways. My life is so full of stress, there’s times it hard to find room to breathe. What I’m trying to do is make the room for me to breathe and in doing so, give myself a better chance to cope with the things going in in my life.

I always have things to worry about. Gavin’s declining and thinking about where that is going to take us, scared the shit out of me. Emmett is dealing with this fever disorder, nightmares and whatever is causing these tummy aches.

Elliott is an emotional train wreck right now. Autism, extreme anxiety and puberty are not being kind to him.

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Lizze is miserable most of the time. She’s in constant pain and while she tries to hide it from everyone, I know it’s there.

For me personally, I’ve been dealing with the asshole who keeps trying to destroy all my hard work on this blog. It’s so frustrating but I’ve decided to let it go and simply say goodbye to Facebook. It makes things much harder as a publisher but it’s less stressful as a human.

One of the ways I’m coping it with increased physical activity. It’s taking some effort but I’m going to drag my ass out to the park and walk the track at least three days a week. As I get back into the habit and my body begins reaping the benefits, I’ll increase the frequency or perhaps the duration.

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Either way, I’m pushing myself to go this afternoon, even though I’m completely exhausted from Emmett being up last night, not feeling well.

I figure that even if I don’t break any records right now, the physical act of getting into the car, driving to the park and walking the track will help me get back into a healthier habit.

Walking helps me in countless ways and while it’s harder to drag myself out there right now, I know it’s the right thing to do.. ☺

What do you do to manage stress in your life?