Everyone can experience burnout, but ADHD and autistic individuals live in a world where we can more easily reach this point if we’re not careful. Swipe for some potential signs of burnout.
Potential signs of ADHD burnout, according to Psych Central:
Changes in how you discuss your day/work
Overcommitting An inability to take action about something
Potential signs of autistic burnout, according to Psych Central:
Lower tolerance for stimuli
Reduced eye contact
Withdrawal from activities
If this resonates with you, and you feel like you may be approaching burnout, don’t just try to push through! This could end up making things worse and give you a longer recovery time.
Here are things to do instead:
Take a break from work/writing/things that add to your stress (if you’re able to).
Go for a walk or do some other outdoor activity.
Ask for help.
Get more sleep! So often we neglect rest even though it’s such a necessary part of life.
Engage in a hobby you enjoy, preferably one that doesn’t involve a screen.
Find ways to reduce your workload.
ADHD and autistic burnout are not things to take lightlyFor more tips like these, check out my other blog posts.