One of the characteristics of an Aspie is to keep things the same, so there is stability and simplicity, which makes life easier by having less worries to deal with.
At lunch time in my job I always have a home made ham sandwich. It’s been two years now and every day it is a ham sandwich prepared the same way.
At lunch time I just go to my vehicle and, while writing in the computer seated in the passenger seat (as the picture above shows), I have my sandwich and enjoy being away from people and the worries and problems of dealing with them.
By having exactly the same everyday I don’t have to worry about the differences a different meal brings in many aspects. For instance, I know how my lunch is going to taste; I know the flavor, the texture and how full I’ll be after having it. Also I know what my body reaction will be after that, and so there’ll be no changes in routines due to a meal that wasn’t received well by the stomach (as it happens some times to my colleagues).
Most people would get bored by having exactly the same lunch every working day for two years, but for me is a mood lifter to know what my lunch is going to be, especially when the day is not going very well, so I just think of the coming lunch break and what lunch is going to be, and the feeling of going back home to my inner world, away from people, by the act of having my very well known ham sandwich, helps me feel relaxed again, and the world around doesn’t affect that much anymore.