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by Jim
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Covid 19. Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Covid 19

Stay safe everyone.
by Jim
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Driving
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Driving

Being dyspraxic shouldn’t prevent you from learning to drive if you want to. Yes, it may pose some difficulties, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness etc but remember that driving is as much to do with attitude as it is basic ability. There are plenty of bad drivers out there who will have nor o...
by Jim
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Wrapping Presents
Replies: 9
Views: 3043

Re: Wrapping Presents

Luckily for me, my fiancée is nuts about wrapping so I basically let her do it all... which is bad for everyone else as she has a habbit of making it nigh on impossible to unwrap :D

I don’t mind wrapping.. I start out neat enough but get sloppier with each gift.
by Jim
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Seasons Greetings

Seasonal greetings everyone.
by Jim
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids
Replies: 36
Views: 4699

Re: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids

Also, it has been argued before that ASD may have been useful for evolution due to discoveries being made by high functioning autistic people. Indeed, it is suspected that some of history’s most revered geniuses, Einstein, Da Vinci etc would have been somewhere on the neuro diversity spectrum. I im...
by Jim
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: One of those moments
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: One of those moments

I’m relatively fortunate with injuries.

I do have some spectacular ‘why or how did i do that?!’ moments.

One of my finer ones now dating back many years back in a day when I still had hair worth combing. For some inexplicable reason I went into the fridge to look for my comb.
by Jim
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Personal grooming
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Personal grooming

Yeah, I would be hesitant to like this too heavily with dyspraxia because although motor difficulties in the hands can make the finer arts of hair styling, precision shaving etc difficult... being dirty is being dirty. More likely linked to personality or at a stretch if they’re going through a time...
by Jim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Weight Lifting and Strength Training form
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Weight Lifting and Strength Training form

Uncertainty definitely seems to be our enemy in a lot of cases and getting and following clear instructions consistently can be a struggle. Have any of your PT's indicated why they find you difficult to work with? Have you mentioned Dyspraxia to any of them? I think this, for me is a reason why I’m...
by Jim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Sensory overload - how does it feel?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Sensory overload - how does it feel?

Aww sensory overload. This is the part of my dyspraxia which switches on the easiest and quickest. And it really is all senses competing strongly for my attention all at once. Sound, conversation, interruption, task at hand, touch, space the feeling of being rushed and crowded. One of my pet peeves ...
by Jim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids
Replies: 36
Views: 4699

Re: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids

I think ultimately you should never say ‘never’. If you asked me this ten years ago, then I would have immediately shut the conversation down as I was single, had less than zero social life, didn’t envisage myself ever finding love or a partner. Children weren’t even remotely in my thoughts and if t...
by Jim
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Weight Lifting and Strength Training form
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Weight Lifting and Strength Training form

A lack of co-ordination is quite common amongst dyspraxics. I guess weight training, and actually many forms of gym exercise can be dangerous if you do it incorrectly or have poor posture and co-ordination. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. I’m not sporty, nor Athletic. I don’t go to a gym ...
by Jim
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: feeling like needs are not met
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: feeling like needs are not met

It’s all got to be a bit ‘give and take’. Sometimes it easy to forget that being dyspraxic can be mentally exhausting. We spend our entire day trying to hold it all together with our brains being bombarded and overloaded. Many dyspraxics find day to day activities extremely cognitively challenging. ...
by Jim
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: The Underground
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: The Underground

If I were you, I’d veto their veto.

Honestly.. how ridiculous. Fancy forbidding someone to panic? I’d return the compliment and forbid them to be a knob.
by Jim
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Public transport
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Public transport

I’m generally ok with it. But I do tend to plan it all first and do my research which helps a lot.

The Paris train station was a nightmarish maze though.
by Jim
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Answering the phone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3880

Re: Answering the phone?

I'm in an office/admin job now where I don't answer the phone or make calls very often. When I do, I feel like everyone is listening and waiting for me to say something stupid. It's the unpredictability of other people that makes it so hard I think. At least with an email you can take your time to ...