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by Jim
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Why nothing positive online about dyspraxia?
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

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 10:34 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Just assessed and doubt the result!
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

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 10:52 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Brain cuts out?
Replies: 3
Views: 510

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 10:46 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Accepting being Dyspraxic
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

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...
by Jim
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Lost in Dyspraxia
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Lost in Dyspraxia

Multitasking is a challenge. Sometimes because we know.. We can be better at it. I work in an NHS call centre and believe it or not I'm using processing multiple phone calls at once as well as managing paperwork and other interruptions. It's as about as undyspraxic a task as you could want yet as lo...
by Jim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: You know you're dyspraxic when
Replies: 395
Views: 58873

Re: You know you're dyspraxic when

You know you're dyspraxic when you can't say "dyslexic" and "dyspraxic" in the same sentence without inventing a few new words such as dysplexic." Ah yes.... but you can get away with that because quite honestly and frankly the majority of people haven't the scoobiest doo about learning difficulty ...
by Jim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coin Collecting
Replies: 3
Views: 2408

Re: Coin Collecting

I seem to have accidentally become a collector.

When we go somewhere, holiday, sightseeing, day out etc we like to get souvenir coins and or the pressed coins. I've also got some old pre decimalization coins and some even older (although quite probably reproduction) Roman coins.
by Jim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: What things can make dyspraxia symtpoms worse?

In simple lay mans terms... I notice that my dyspraxic tendencies or at least my personal awareness of them increase when I'm tired, worn out or under increased pressure. It's entirely natural and logical that stress or physical illness (if only short term) can have a noticeable impact on your capac...
by Jim
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Not all Doom and Gloom?
Replies: 8
Views: 2432

Re: Not all Doom and Gloom?

Focusing on getting out there and being social is definitely a positive thing to do. Even if only to make new friends and develop some dormant social skills. It's what I did... although ironically in the end it was still online dating which finally succeeded for me. Although not in the way I expecte...
by Jim
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: How should I feel?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: How should I feel?

Don't stress yourself about finding reasons why you love someone. Be glad that you do. Love is not logical it's an emotional attachment. If your Girlfriend loves you then she will know that you love her.
by Jim
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Terrified of neighbour who is making me paranoid
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Re: Terrified of neighbour who is making me paranoid

Maybe it is coincidental.. and your life patterns largely match.

Have you ever spoken to him before?

If it's just that he's a bit of nosy neighbor maybe try turning the table and wave at him when you spot him staring that might suss him out.
by Jim
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: More posting please
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: More posting please

Life has been a bit full recently...

Haven't checked in for a while.
by Jim
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Parking Ticket
Replies: 21
Views: 10871

Re: Parking Ticket

I got slapped with a parking ticket a few months back and boy was I spitting feathers about it. To be honest, I really couldn't use my Dyspraxia as any kind of mitigating circumstances as I tend to be quite methodical, strategic and on the ball when it comes to car parks. This time though I got caug...
by Jim
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Any nurses/nursing students on here?
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Any nurses/nursing students on here?

I would mention two things.. 1) Learning difficulty need not be a barrier to a career in nursing. I personally know some excellent nurses with dyspraxia, dyslexia etc. Many of them in senior roles. So it's possible definitely. 2) Healthcare is a very responsible role. If someone is not confident abo...
by Jim
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Feeling overly confident
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Feeling overly confident

Tom fod wrote:While Dyspraxia is part of who I am, I take pains not to let it define me absolutely.
Perfect summary.