It is common for autistic people to worry about forthcoming activities. For lots of activities, a small amount of anxiety is normal, however there will be times when there is an excessive amount of anxiety. Although it’s good to come out of our comfort zone and do things that are difficult occasionally, it is also important to remember that we do have a choice about the activities we do. If something is causing a significant amount of stress, we must ask ourselves, “do I really need to go through with this?”
I decided that there are perhaps 5 main questions people should ask themselves before doing something that is causing anxiety. The answers will then help the person decide whether or not to go through with the activity.