Affirmations for autistes

I’ve been thinking about this for a bit, because affirmations undeniably have real effects. But aspies recoil from the idea because purposeful self-deception is out of the question, regardless of whether it’s effective or a force for good or evil. So I think the answer is to create self-talk that follows stereotypical aspie speech patterns. In addition to meeting the Framing requirements for an ordinary affirmation, aspie self-talk must also be literal, pedantic, factual, and related to idiosyncratic fascinations.

Here’s an example affirmation that’s done well for me: “I will become organized, disciplined, and extremely productive if I will merely apply myself to it.” This is literally true, pedantic, etc., and I have no concern that this will plant false ideas in my head. The only problem I still run into is forgetting to do them (mindfulness is a recurring problem in my life), so I’m thinking about doing another one that goes “If I remember to do my affirmations every day after taking a shower it will become a powerful habit with free, compounding returns.”

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32 Responses to Affirmations for autistes

  1. a says:

    Maybe have your affirmations (and goals) written on a sheet of paper so you can say them aloud and copy by hand (very good for memory!) right after you wake up. Additionally doing it right before sleeping would mean much higher retention.

  2. a says:

    why does my phone not have a turkey emoji wtf
    ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽŒ๐ŸŽ…

  3. a says:

    ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ‘ณ
    heh

  4. Chip says:

    mindfulness is a problem for you yet you have no interest in meditation?

  5. Rape says:

    “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for autistic children”.

    Don’t know how well this generalises as an affirmation.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Triggers my autistic need to point out that autism proper is brain damage. Ironic jokes (e.g. autistes) don’t translate well to affirmations and more specific is preferred for this crowd. “Neanderthal children” works better here, presuming you’re sold on the theory.

  6. Koanic says:

    “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast” is a good one.

  7. mobiuswolf says:

    I just keep a sort of list (I make lists and never look at them again) and wander from project to project as solutions or problems occur. At least until something becomes critical. It works, sort of, but I never catch up.
    Time clocks used to give me nightmares. Still have them every so often. Something along the lines of realizing I forgot to punch my card all week so no payday.

    Mindfulness, as related to meditation, I always interpreted as being in the moment, not organizing them. As for remembering to do stuff, it only gets worse. ;)

    Seems like the ‘successful’ guys have only one interest, or force themselves to. Can’t do that, don’t want to.

  8. bicebicebice says:

    “The only problem I still run into is forgetting to do them”
    This is the second time I did all my shopping for one year, worked well last year and lasted me throughout the year…black friday great for supplements (and toothpaste). Be lazy be smart!
    I also keep ONE note to see what the price difference was between black friday/cyber monday, first day of christmas sale/last day…. this sounds like autism (can’t pull the trigger/thaljew) sure and so far i only botched 5 dollers, still saved 2/3 of what it would normally cost me to but it like a retard and hassle of run to the store and pickup packages every month etc.

    Another quirk is doing my excercise and weights but probably not writing it down that day but the next day instead, somehow this makes me feel like i never did it that day and gamed life, infinite loop, if itworks “that” way don’t change it!

  9. mobiuswolf says:

    “Be lazy be smart!” My kind of plan.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      I would prefer to work hard, by disposition, but that option is not available in the absence of motivation.

      • mobiuswolf says:

        Not really a problem, I fall into bed each night. Just don’t get chained to a wheel on somebody’s dying machine. Futility is not motivating. The hampster wheel is good for getting SHINEY. Maybe more SHINEY than your neighbors even. special.

        Once you get enough projects going for yourself, you can work on everything at once, all day, every day. I’m not too clear on your goal, something significant? lot’s of money? survive ITZ?
        Maybe you are not to clear on it either? Obsession is the way to go. ;)

        I just built a pole barn, 36*48ft. took about a year and a half from clearing to the last bit of roof tomorrow, if things go well. Some of the walls are just plastic yet. Milling is a little slow. Cost is mostly roofing, nails, electrical fixtures, a few hundred bucks. I’m quite pleased with myself. I also beat the ground freezing and got the poles in for the rest of it, another 70 ft, or so. Now I have a bay to get my 500hp plow truck ready.vroom vroom Lucky winter has held off so long.

        I have a feeling ITZ is looming, so I’m flat out (which isn’t too fast these days). Famous zombie author took a back shelf to feeding the grandkids without outside inputs. 4th turning is due soon.
        Too bad, typing is much less strenuous. Waited too long.

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          > Just donโ€™t get chained to a wheel on somebodyโ€™s dying machine. Futility is not motivating.

          Truth.

          >The hampster wheel is good for getting SHINEY. Maybe more SHINEY than your neighbors even. special.

          I’m special, everybody says so.

          >Once you get enough projects going for yourself, you can work on everything at once, all day, every day. Iโ€™m not too clear on your goal, something significant? lotโ€™s of money? survive ITZ?
          Maybe you are not to clear on it either? Obsession is the way to go. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          My goal is to die of natural causes. Maybe I should start aiming a little higher.

          >I just built a pole barn, 36*48ft. took about a year and a half from clearing to the last bit of roof tomorrow, if things go well.

          Noice brah.

          >I have a feeling ITZ is looming, so Iโ€™m flat out (which isnโ€™t too fast these days).

          I think we all smell ozone right now.

  10. a says:

    Apparently Arnold Scwarzenegget was born in THAL, Austria.

    simulation confirmed

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