I can tolerate most people very well in limited quantities. But I enjoy my space, and I don’t always feel compelled to open my mouth and let words fall out. This past year I have become more independent than ever and I have done so many things that I wanted to do. There is still a long way to go until I totally have all my ducks in a row, but I am working on it.
Staying positive is such a huge help, and for me keeping busy helps me stay very positive and optimistic. If something puts me in a bad mood it helps to go do something constructive. Build something in the shed, play with the dog, maybe take a hike and enjoy some quiet time. Also avoiding negative people. I’m doing what I enjoy, and not caring so much about pleasing other people. And it feels really good.