Back to school – coping with stress

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Many will be going back to school or college already or will start shortly. This can be a stressful time, its better to try and tackle stressful issues as they arise, rather than wait until any problem becomes over-whelming. A good site with some useful infomation is www.coping.org . They have advice on various points to help people cope in life. The site has an area for stress reduction- http://www.coping.org/growth/stress.htm#personality being able to identify how the body reacts to stress and what can cause it is useful knowledge to acquire.

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    • IgA on October 29, 2015

      Being on the spectrum creates a life-long full time job just to learn, practice, relearn, refine, how to cope in different situations — this is on top of normal life requirements. Stress comes from coping with sensory sensitivities, social sensitivities, learning a new skill, forcing oneself to keep motivated to do many things that feel unnatural and wrong, along with hygiene and nutrition. I feel like I need to do more than the average person just to stay clean, and can fall behind because of time constraints. Not having any support system makes the world seem a lot like the old game Asteroids. It is a never ending game of dealing/coping with attacks, and not much else is accomplished.

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