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  1. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Haha, aw! Yeah sometimes I get hyperfocused on very small stuff (like organizing the baby's clothes), that I end up skipping on pretty basic stuff like mopping the floors or making sure they have clean sheets. I notice the things though but end up running out of time. So you're also a...
  2. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Yeah I can relate to that. It's an issue that comes up for me at school too. I study woodworking and struggle with finishing the projects in time because I spend a lot of time on every little step. And sometimes I feel scared of that being perceived as lazy from the outside. Though I think for...
  3. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Oh wow, I love this! I should just have that playing in the background during my shifts as a reminder :P
  4. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Thank you for your message, Orange Glasses. Yes, I also think that I should get paid for the time I work. And I notice feeling resentful when I don't and like my work is not valued. Sometimes, however, clients can't afford or don't expect to pay that much for a cleaning service. That's when it...
  5. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Yeah I can relate to that a lot. It's like it's not worth doing it if I can't do it to my standards. But I guess it's kind of unrealistic expectations to have sometimes, considering we are not robots :P
  6. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    It feels so good though to be really immersed into something to the point of noticing everything that can be done for a particular project. :P
  7. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Thank you for sharing. Yes that's exactly it. I see the 500 small things to do instead of the overall picture. My partner told me the other day to try to work to the client's satisfaction instead of my own. I want to practice getting more comfortable with good enough, and working to get the job...
  8. Sab

    Tasks taking a lot longer because of attention to detail

    Hi humans! I am curious if some of you experience this also, especially when it comes to work. I've been a housecleaner for a few years and this comes up quite a bit. I've had contracts where people expect me to clean an apartment within 2 hours, but it takes me 3+ hours, without a break, to...
  9. Sab

    Medication options to help with emotional dysregulation / mood swings

    Hi Richelle-H, Thanks for taking the time to share. When it comes to mental health, it's so hard to identify the factors that come into play. Norms and expectations definitely have a big impact, and I agree with you that it's so important to learn to be comfortable with who we are and to make...
  10. Sab

    Medication options to help with emotional dysregulation / mood swings

    Hey! Thanks for your advice. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with medication. It sounds like it was really stressful and I'm sorry to hear it had an impact on some relationships. :/ I am definitely cautious whenever navigating the medical system because of how not holistic the doctors...
  11. Sab

    Medication options to help with emotional dysregulation / mood swings

    Aw, I'm glad it was helpful to you to medicate short-term and that it allowed you to get to a place where similar challenges didn't have as big an impact on your mental health. I'm hoping it will affect me in a similar way. What is hard is when small things get me really depressed for days...
  12. Sab

    Medication options to help with emotional dysregulation / mood swings

    Thanks a lot Thinx for your input and encouragement :)
  13. Sab

    Medication options to help with emotional dysregulation / mood swings

    Hi everyone, I have been struggling with my mental health since forever and spend most of my energy managing it. Things were going better but these past months have been really tough and I am feeling discouraged, tired and hopeless. I've been considering the option of starting to take...
  14. Sab

    Hey, I stumbled upon your post from last June. I hope you're well. If ever you're still looking...

    Hey, I stumbled upon your post from last June. I hope you're well. If ever you're still looking for aspie pals, we seem to have some interests in common and I'm also seeking friendships and community. Feel free to message me in private if you'd like to chat!
  15. Sab

    grief around disability

    Hey everyone, I hope you are holding up okay during the pandemic. I wanted to share about something and am curious about any shared-experience or insight. I started a new program in school full time last September, after many years of not attending school in person (I finished a college...
  16. Sab

    Accomodations for autism in school

    Hi humans :) I recently decided to go back to college after being out of school for more than 2 years and out of «in-person» school for around 10 (I have 2 online degrees). School used to be really difficult for me and I still feel very anxious when I'm in person in a class context because of...
  17. Sab

    financial aid in QC, Canada for ASD

    Thanks for the info Mia!
  18. Sab

    financial aid in QC, Canada for ASD

    Hi! Does anybody here know anything about financial aid in Canada, more specificaly in Quebec, for people diagnosed with ASD? I'm looking into that right now. I am currently getting a bit of financial aid (the basic amount that doesn't take into account disability) and working part time but it...
  19. Sab

    PTSD and Autism, a curse that never ends with both.

    I’m sorry to read you’ve been having such a difficult time. It sounds really tough. I have CPTSD and I know how flashbacks and feelings of shame and worthlessness can make it really hard to enjoy your days, to interact with people. I’ve often felt like I wouldn’t be able to survive. It won’t...
  20. Sab

    obsessing over past relationships or social situations

    Hi! I relate to a lot of what you shared. I've also been making it a priority to identify my emotions better through mindfulness practice. I can relate a lot to anxiety being the main difficult feeling and struggling with seeing the nuances and subtleties and leaving space to all of the...
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