While working on my next video (yes there is a new video coming out finally. Still working on it. but soon!) I had a question pop into my head. What is a good creed, mantra, or pledge that is both positive and a coping mechanism? Then after an hour of bouncing around ideas I came up with A.S.P.I.E.
Always Strategize Prepare Initiate Execute
Always – as in not sometimes, not occasionally, but consistently and in everything
Strategize – Nothing is impossible regardless of what challenges are involved so long as you take the time to make a plan or 12 (gotta have backups)
Prepare – Similar to strategize, but I mean this in more of terms of having everything you need to execute the plan. Ear defends? check… Stim toy… check… Blue prints of the venue you are going to dinner at complete with an idea of what area has the best acoustics to sit at… check…
Initiate – Having a plan and being prepared doesn’t help anything if you don’t actually start what you have planned. Have faith in the plan and courage enough to initiate it!
Execute – If you did everything you could in the previous steps then a successful execution of the plan should be easy at this point! Complete it like a pro and pat yourself on the back! Great job!
These 5 steps are crucial to being a good Aspie when going outside of a comfort zone or breaking away from a routine! I intend to cover these 5 steps in my next video which is about
surviving thriving at a concert where sensory overload can easily occur.
Also, since there is not a very large selection of adult autism clothing and everything is based around children with bright colors and puzzle pieces. I’ve decided to start designing some adult autism related clothing, and I’m starting very simple with…
Available at Tee-Spring and hopefully soon to be on Amazon.