Published on 12, July, 2020
I identify with being on the spectrum but don't have a diagnosis. I've spent three years researching and wondering.
So I'd like to ask if anyone can relate to having repetitive thoughts as a stim? I'm not sure if I stim. However I have noticed that I have been thinking about a particular thing over and over. But that I'm doing it because it gives me joy to think about. I have a couple of activities which could be seen as obsessive/repetitive but last night I was home alone. And all I wanted to do was sit and daydream about this particular thing. So that is what I did. I probably wouldn't have done that if my partner had been home.
Can anyone relate to this notion of a recurring thought as a stim?
And I know this also sounds really weird, but there's a particular colour or shades around this colour which bring me immense joy. I didn't recognise that I was so drawn to this colour until someone pointed it out when we were shopping. I'm really attracted it it and it always catches my eye and makes me feel happy. I'd love to have my whole downstairs in this colour scheme but I don't live alone so have to compromise!
It's not just a case of "its my favourite colour" I feel like I have a connection to it.