One of the things that can make change difficult for people on the spectrum is our need for certainty and stability. We often have a hard time dealing with changes in routine or plans, and can become overwhelmed easily. This makes it important for us to prepare for change ahead of time, so that we can cope better when it happens.
There are a few things you can do to help prepare yourself for change:
1. Talk about the change with others.
When you discuss the change with others, you will get a better understanding of what is happening and what to expect. This will help reduce your anxiety and make the transition easier.
2. Make a plan.
Having a plan will give you a sense of control during a time that may feel chaotic. Knowing what you need to do and when will help ease your mind.
3. Stay positive.
It can be tough to stay positive during a time of change, but it is important to try your best. Positivity will help you get through this difficult time.
4. Take care of yourself.
During a time of change, it is especially important to make sure you are taking care of yourself. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising. This will help keep you strong and healthy during this time.
Change can be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially hard for people on the spectrum. By preparing change ahead of time, however, we can make the transition a little bit easier. Remember to stay positive, take care of yourself, and talk to others about what is happening. Change can be scary, but with these tips it can be a little bit easier to cope with.
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