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by Jim
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Work
Topic: The Dreaded Team Building Exercise!
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: The Dreaded Team Building Exercise!

I think many people dread so called team building exercises. Especially the really daft physical exercises which don’t really prove anything and risk breaking teams as much as building them as people’s natural competitiveness often comes to the fore. I recently had team away day. But it was all offi...
by Jim
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Could dyspraxia be caused by stress?
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Could dyspraxia be caused by stress?

It’s incredibly difficult to know as Dyspraxia is very wide ranging but I suspect Dyspraxia shapes stress... more than stress shapes Dyspraxia.
by Jim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

I can’t swim. For me, swimming is one of the few things which I’ve never been able to successfully learn to do. Oh, I can flail my arms and legs around in a vague approximation of swimming but after a couple of strokes my swimming has magically switched to unintentional scuba diving and/or drowning ...
by Jim
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Dyspraxia in the Workplace from the GMB Union
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Dyspraxia in the Workplace from the GMB Union

Andrew_S_Hatton wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:21 pm
I still haven't read it - my grouse is that it appears to just be for dyspraxics so if on a day I was focusing on dyslexia issues I would not turn to it.
Is there a guide specific to dyslexia you could refer to though?
by Jim
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Headaches or Migraines
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Headaches or Migraines

I wouldn’t specifically link migraines to Dyspraxia although, many of us do suffer from being over sensitised to many things. A migraine can really increase your sensitivity to light. I’ve suffered from migraines on and off since I was a child but it’s too simplistic to link it directly to dyspraxia...
by Jim
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Awareness Week
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Dyspraxia Awareness Week

Those are some great examples peeps. For my part, I was.. if not surprised then disappointed by the awareness week. Mostly because ironically I was not even aware of it. If it hadn’t been for occasionally logging into here or having a dyspraxic Facebook friend who shared a story everyday then it wou...
by Jim
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 16
Views: 2018

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

Not at all then #-o
by Jim
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 16
Views: 2018

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

I voted remain. The whole thing has been a mess. Very few people actually understood what they were voting for but moronically voted anyway. I think the UK will be weaker after brexit, the relationship with Europe will be difficult which will have far wider ramifications than the xenophobic fears of...
by Jim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Anybody got Kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Anybody got Kids

Has anybody on this site ever had a girlfriend or even gone on to get married and have kids. I am 25 and have never kissed a girl, hugged one or held ones hand. My stepbrother and stepsister have people they love and I am just loney If I ignore a very brief ‘relationship’ during my teens when a gir...
by Jim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Doctor Who

Just watched it now on iplayer. It’s the first time I’ve Watched Doctor Who in a while as I stopped watching after they killed off Clara Oswald. I don’t know why but I simply got bored with Capradi’s doctor. I quite enjoyed the new one, she may be first female Doctor, but she was instantly recognisa...
by Jim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Photography
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Photography

I used to do motorsport photography and nearly made it into a career until I ran out money & time to invest into it. For me, getting into photography was a side affect of blagging a media pass to cover F1 testing and hence get closer to the action than joe public. To be brutally honest I haven’t dev...
by Jim
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Why nothing positive online about dyspraxia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

Re: Why nothing positive online about dyspraxia?

Maybe we could be looking at it from a different perspective though.

Instead of thinking 'Why is there nothing positive about dyspraxia?'

Why not 'Wow, look at those dypraxics doing positive things'.

There are some if you know where to look. ;)
by Jim
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Just assessed and doubt the result!
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: Just assessed and doubt the result!

I do hope you come to term with that diagnosis because from what you have typed it does fit. To know your limitations is actually very useful though. But that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't do things. But know how far you can pursue an activity can help you manage your stress levels. If you enj...
by Jim
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Brain cuts out?
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Brain cuts out?

To be honest, I'd be surprised if there's many of us on this forum who don't experience from time to time.

I personally am especially prone to a good brain freeze when tired and overloaded.
by Jim
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Accepting being Dyspraxic
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Re: Accepting being Dyspraxic

I think that I accepted my dyspraxia so long ago that I can't really recall how I came to terms with it. But I guess it fitted within the natural course of me growing up and developing my maturity. There's been times of course when I've really struggled but ultimately I have good personal insight an...