Over time, I have developed some skills and techniques for self-calming: an ongoing necessity. [ASD comes with an element of anxiety. ]
For me, ASD also stirs up SPD– Sensory Processing Disorder. https://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/adult-sensory-processing-disorder-spd.html
The following table shows some of the things I include consciously in my “sensory diet” to help my system steady itself. In the event of a circumstantially-escalating anxiety, I select from this menu of activities (and more) to try to “calm down” the system’s over-reactiveness.
It helps me to understand that “vibrating” is part of my neurological make-up. Applying the interventions below preventatively throughout the day is part of taking care of myself: like brushing my teeth.
Chart © Joan K. O’Connell
Still learning: here’s the previous chart all shrunken down, but I cannot manage to delete it, so..it stays for now!