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by Jim
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Good Hobbies/Activities for dyspraxics
Replies: 30
Views: 12301

Re: Good Hobbies/Activities for dyspraxics

I'm utlessy hopeless at dancing. Partly because of my lack of useful hand eye co-ordination but mostly because I'm just a bit too self counciousnes and think I look like a complete plonk, which if I'm honest I actually do! #-o plus there's always someone who feels the need to point and laugh as it w...
by Jim
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Good Hobbies/Activities for dyspraxics
Replies: 30
Views: 12301

Re: Good Hobbies/Activities for dyspraxics

Interesting question. The most important thing is to find something you love doing, that way you'll waste endless hours forgetting you have any kind of difficulty. I like to keep fit in my own way, the endorphins the body release alone go a long way to injecting a feel good buzz but it's also the pe...
by Jim
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Potato peeling
Replies: 17
Views: 9220

Re: Potato peeling

Just to take your time and concentrate on what you're doing, but yes I do find the Y shaped peeler far safer.
by Jim
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Driving With Dyspraxia: Problems After Your Test
Replies: 5
Views: 4504

Re: Driving With Dyspraxia: Problems After Your Test

I enjoy going to air shows, but they often have marshals directing the parking who use hand signals, & I struggle to understand what they mean, which is no good because you have to be able to park accurately!! I wouldn't worry too much about that, I doubt there is any person alive ilregardless ...
by Jim
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Little things making me feel stupid at work.
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Little things making me feel stupid at work.

Don't beat yourself up for being dyslexic, it's not like you chose to be that way. And remember when you're feeling down... Some pretty impressive people are/were dyslexic including in no particluar order... Tom Cruise, Muhammad Ali, Sirs Richard Branson & Jackie Stewart and even believe it or n...
by Jim
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: My coping strategies - what are yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 36404

Re: My coping strategies - what are yours?

I see elements of myself in this thread. Ultimately I think my coping strategies are so good that I don't even think about it and to a large extent they mask my difficulties. People are often very surprised when I tell them I have learning difficulties partly because they see me as "normal"...
by Jim
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Any single dyspraxic peeps!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 13857

Re: Any single dyspraxic peeps!!!

I can confirm that I'm very single.

Open to making new friends though.
by Jim
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: dyspraxia & depression
Replies: 27
Views: 7541

Re: dyspraxia & depression

Whether there is a provable clinical link between dyspraxia and depression I do not know, I do suspect that dyspraxics are susceptible to depression though. Even at the best of times I find that my dyspraxia is a relentless assault on my confidence and self esteem so naturally it's easy to feel depr...
by Jim
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Do you have/want children?
Replies: 42
Views: 8340

Re: Do you have/want children?

This is something I've given a fair bit of thought to over the years. If I'm brutally honest I don't want children. I fear that I'd be a poor father because ultimately I'm a little bit too selfish and self centered. Not because I'm vain but because I find due to my aversion to noise, crowds etc that...
by Jim
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Stumbled on this place..
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Stumbled on this place..

So this looks like a good place to stumble into, there might even be somone operating on my wavelength! ( a very rare commodity in my experience ). So who am I? Well I'm one of the lucky few to have a pretty fantastic mother who noticed at a very early stage that something wasn't quite right and sub...