Leisure is an interesting thing for people with autism. I am often told to pursue more leisure activities. I believe that is a very neurotypical suggestion. My idea of leisure is really different. I enjoy laying in my bed, thinking about my life and future blog posts. Some people with autism enjoy repetitive activities like watching the same thing many times or jumping. I am really into jumping when I have a lot of energy or anxiety. People often tell me to draw on my iPad or do crafts, but to me leisure is supposed to be relaxing. These suggested activities are often stressful and exhausting, even though they are well intentioned. I am learning new skills constantly, so my leisure time should be stress free. People with autism may not look like they are doing much in their free time, but we need more time to relax and regulate ourselves than the average person.