Our Take 5 Campaign continues – Anna Kennedy speaks to Kacey Ainsworth and Aston Avery on Gateway Radio
Anna Kennedy speaks to Kacey Ainsworth and Aston Avery on Gateway Radio talking about the Take 5 campaign.
Talking about the importance of taking time out to recharge your batteries!
Our guests Kacey Ainsworth and Giuliana Wheater are are helping us launch our refresh Take5 Wellbeing campaign.
Kacey shared: “As lockdown lifts, I find myself feeling anxious about emerging, if I am anxious how does that feel for the people, I live with on the autism spectrum? Just one of the many worries rolling round my head at 2am. And that is before I even get to my own life and work. I find it hard to take time just for myself.
However, during lockdown I started going to a zoom yoga class early on Sunday mornings and I told everyone in the house it was the one hour in the week when I am not to be disturbed. It is hard to feel Yin or Yang if there is World War 3 erupting outside the door. It does not always work but after few weeks they all began to respect my class as I was firm in reiterating it was My time.
Now it is not 5 mins, it is a whole hour, and many cannot see their way to doing that, but it sets me up for the week in so many ways. And I return to the feeling the practise gives to me on that Sunday morning during the week when things feel more chaotic. Even five minutes of breathing, eyes closed, checking my body for tension, and trying to let it go helps me get through the week. You must take time for you.
Breathe Much love autism community. Kacey Ainsworth.”
Please watch the interview below!