When All Else Fails, Take a walk!

Today I woke up in a very foul mood even though I slept well last night. I had this perfect day in my head planned out.  I was going to lay outside in the sun for a while and then just relax for the rest of the day. Unfortunately as it turns out the perfect day I planned was not to be so because I found out that I have to go to the city today for my aunt’s birthday dinner.   I will be the first to admit that I do not like changes or last minute surprises in my weekend schedule as that is my time be myself and recharge my batteries for the upcoming work week.

When I found out that my day was not going to happen I had a mini meltdown and started screaming at any one of my family members who would listen.  This did not help though as I just kept getting angry. I needed to leave the situation I was in and go to compose myself. So what started out as a quick stroll around the block turned into a mile and a half  walk.  There was something about walking alone that cleared my mind and helped me let go of my built up anger and frustration.  I came back happy, refreshed, and was OK with the fact that even though I don’t want to go to family dinner in the city I don’t have the option of declining.

My advice for anyone who is thrown into a similar situation is to just temporarily remove yourself from the environment your in and take time to recompose yourself.  You can go for a walk, or do any favorite activity that helps you to unwind.

Thank you for reading!

Autistic Female


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