This next post was inspired by the fact that first semester exams are coming up in my very near future. I wanted to get another blog up for this semester and I thought this topic would be perfect!
I know for myself, as I am sure it applies to many of my fellow apders out there, when time comes for a big test, assignment, a hard class, or anything that is overly stressful, like your average person we get stressed and over whelmed, HOWEVER, the stress we go through is often times different than what most people experience and many people don't realize that!
Speaking from expereince, I know for me personally I get quite stressed to the point where I look completly run down and tired and very overwhelmed and a little on edge. Luckily, it is the soul of exams and as soon as they go so does the mood.
It is often times so hard, I know being in first year university it has gotten even harder because on top of school work there is having to go to the store and getting things, chores and so on and so forth, the things you can normally get your parents to do if you have a ton of school work, however it dosen't work that way when your far from home so it has deffinitly been a whole new experience for me this year.
So, all and all, I know this is a quick blog but I just wanted to say to you parents especially, if your apder is stressed and overwhelmed and starting to get run down, don't be TOO alarmed unless it last a LONG time, and if you are lucky and it only last a short time, just be supportive, but still give them their space. If they snap or get annoyed easily, don't take it to heart just know they are going through a difficult time and need to learn to adjust. I think for someone with APD there will always be stressed linked to school work and learning and not understanding, its the story of our lives, however, its when it gets too hard to handle then you need to look into help. I know for me, starting university has been a new kind of stress and I have been getting better with dealing with it, however, I am still learning to find ways that I can cope and work around my stress so its not as exsausting, but it takes time and practice. However, although they need space, it is nice knowing that someone is there for you. Just a reminder that as long as we do OUR BEST nothing else matters. Its not about being THE best, its about being YOUR best!