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Autism news: When It's Time to Take a Break
July 09, 2019

Russell Eric Dobda once said, “Taking a break can lead to breakthroughs.” And I believe it.

I recently went through a time of spinning my wheels, so to speak. Working all the time in an effort to reach those goals I had set.

But all that came to a halt when I found that many of my efforts were leading me nowhere.

That’s when I realized it was time to call “time out!” Time to put my life on pause and rest my mind and body.

Taking a break for a while can help you get out of that rut and clear your head so you can think objectively.

It’s as if you were back in school writing that essay for English 101. You could get so involved with writing the essay that you're too close to it.

Taking a break from it and then coming back to it later can give you a more objective point of view. You might see mistakes that you didn’t see before. You may even think of great ideas once your brain has had a chance to rest.

So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last week or two. Just stepping back and taking a break from my work.

Not only has this been a refreshing break, it’s also given me a lot of insight about what my next steps should be when I do get back to the usual routine.

If we’re working with our kids a lot, trying to help them progress to the next level, that’s great! But sometimes it helps to take a vacation from it for a while, even if that means staying at home and simply resting from our normal routine for a week or two.

I’ve been amazed to find new insights and ideas coming to mind when I take a “vacation” for the brain and body.

As Rodolfo Peon has said, “For those of us who live in a sunny and hot desert, a cloudy day is sometimes all we need to clear our minds…”

Warm Regards,

Kay Donato

Discover Autism Help, LLC

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