Autism and burn out

I remember as a kid I was told I needed to take a break from chess. This break did more harm than good. It made me feel like I was not good enough to do chess without a break, which was the source of the burnout. I needed to take the break on my terms.

As an adult I am juggling college, business, blogging, and my art. It got me so exhausted that I started to hallucinate. This is when I realized that I needed to take a few days off. Over this weekend I didn’t post like I usually do. I rested, and I needed it.

I would say to kids growing up with Asperger’s that they need to learn to realize for themselves when to take a break. The last thing we need is to feel out of control, and learn how often to practice our passions, as long as that passion is healthy.    

Edited by: Julie Mann