Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stimmy Day

Summer is always a challenge.

No schedule, some schedule, no schedule, strict schedule, no schedule. It can be very difficult when you thrive on routine.

Today has been a day that I just need my own space and need to be left alone in my swing.

The soothing action of swinging helps me center myself. That and the wonderful essential oils!

Mom had already put the Balance on me. After I got upset with my brother and came back in the house, I asked for my swing. (Mom pulled it out of the attic too... that is huge! She hates the attic.)

Swing helped me calm down. After a couple minutes I asked her to bring me a pillow and put some Lavender on it.  I loved it. I rocked back and forth for about thirty minutes and calmed down.

My stimmy kind of day results in me being VERY emotional, easily upset, deep pressure seeking, and proprioceptive seeking.

This can result in me being very rough with my playmates. Mom does not let me blame my stimmy behavior for breaking the rules though. I understand. She wants me to overcome the sensory issues as much as possible and instead of making excuses on why I behave a certain way, it is better to adapt and attempt to eliminate the unwanted behavior.

It is hard. But when I am able to take a moment and chill out. It is all good.

By the way... we get our essential oils from here... doTERRA. We do not receive any retribution for sharing this link. Just being a supporter to a friend.
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