How to beat technology addiction

Adulting with Autism

08-03-2024 • 22 mins

As a mother, watching my son Z grapple with the seductive pull of digital addiction opened my eyes to the unique challenges faced by individuals with autism. It's a journey filled with intense battles and hard-won victories, and I'm here to share our story, hoping it resonates with yours. On our latest podcast episode, we wade through the entangled web of video games and social media addiction, shedding light on how the quest for digital dopamine hits can overshadow real-life achievements. We discuss the brain's role in fostering these compulsions and how self-regulation becomes a Herculean task. It's not just a narrative; it's an exploration of the changes that occur within, and a testament to the fact that stepping back from the screen can lead to profound personal growth. Yet, this episode isn't just about the struggles; it's a treasure trove of actionable advice for thriving as an adult with autism. From the importance of embracing new hobbies to the power of positive affirmations in conquering negative thought patterns, we chart a course towards a balanced and fulfilling life. I share strategies that have proven effective, such as crafting a schedule that respects both work and play, setting boundaries to prevent burnout, and celebrating every small win on the road to independence. Join us for a heartfelt conversation that not only highlights the hurdles but equips you with the tools to leap over them with confidence.

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