Part 2: 'Why' and 'How' - Coping and Management strategies

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Autistic Burnout Guide | Part 2 | 3/12/2021

UNDERSTANDING THE "WHY" AND "HOW" OF AUTISTIC BURNOUT


We investigate the "why" behind autistic burnout in the workplace and practical strategies on "how" to tackle autistic burnout.


This section addresses coping and management strategies for autistic employees dealing with autistic burnout.

WHY AND HOW: COPING AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

1. Transparency and Interaction Being transparent about being autistic is crucial to recovering from burnout. Seek psychological help with any mental health issues that arise.


Being honest and open about your diagnosis of autism can foster understanding and connection with others like you experiencing autistic burnout. It may also create psychological safety in the workplace.


It's also good to interact with other people as a way of managing autistic burnout. Having conversations with friends, relatives and others who provide the right ‘energy’ can boost your sense of wellbeing.

2. Acknowledgment & Acceptance Autistic burnout management is two-sided - dealing with incidence (cure) and mechanisms to avoid it (prevention).If undergoing autistic burnout, a common first rule is to remove yourself from the situation (such as for a room, building and discussion).


Another approach is to put on headphones and listen to music or podcasts. You can vulnerable without fear of judgement or feelings of embarrassment, as well as being mindful of ot