The Positives of Dyspraxia

As it’s the last day of Dyspraxia Awareness Week, I thought it would be a good idea to end on a positive after a week talking about all the negatives. This post has been the most difficult to write because I still struggle with thoughts that dyspraxia holds me back, but I know I wouldn’t be who I am today without it. So, without further ado, here are my 10 personal positives of living with Dyspraxia.

1. Thinking in a different way has meant that I am able to give a more unique perspective in discussions.

2. It has also meant that my imagination and creativity can be wild and unrestrained.

3. Having dyspraxia has made me more sensitive to other people’s difficulties.

4. Dyspraxia has meant that I have learnt to persevere.

5. Dyspraxia has given me lots of practice at become good at laughing at myself.

6. Some would say I can be obsessive, but I would say I am passionate in what interests me and what I believe in – I do nothing half heartedly!

7. I have had to learn to be self aware, which means that I am more in tune with the smaller details of my life.

8. Dyspraxia has meant that I am patient with others because I know everyone works at different speeds.

9. Dyspraxia has forced me to slow down and appreciate the small things in life.10. I would be an evil genius if I didn’t have dyspraxia πŸ˜‰

When I was going through a dyspraxia phase, I googled this to try and improve my confidence, sadly I only found forums saying there weren’t any positives. I would be fascinated to hear if anyone has other positives for having dyspraxia. Β Lets spread the positivity and try to lift each other up.

Of course, this isn’t the end and only the beginning for my Fearless Equality blog so, stay tuned next week when I will be going into depth about how dyspraxia can affect someone’s concentration.

My best wishes for all of you.

Jessica
P.S.
I saw this poem on Facebook and thought it would be good to share it here since it has made my day.
I am Colour by Gill Dixon – Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2017

6 Replies to “The Positives of Dyspraxia”

  1. Hooray

    Something about the positives of dyspraxia. When I found out my daughter had it, I wanted to put her back in my tummy, re-cook her and pull her out again with this difficulty ‘sorted’. It took me a very long time to come to terms with the fact that this wasn’t going to happen and she was going to be herself no matter what I did. So I needed to come to term with it; I can’t believe that that was 8 years ago.

    If I could have known then what I know now I wouldn’t have grieved so. Because actually I prefer her with it. In the spirit of your list, Im going to make a list. Not very ‘dyspraxic’ of you to have a nice wee ordered list!

    1. she as amazing empathy. born out of being troubled with stuff herself, she truly cares about those around her who are struggling. the empathy has made me cry in the past as she’s a fearless warrior on people’s behalf and would do anything for them. It can get her in trouble but tempered down a touch this will stay with her for life.

    2. she has amazing way of looking at things that is completely unique to anyone else. she can see how things could be done differently. she can see how she could change / do things that would be different and special. having brains that only work one way is not enough in this world and this quality gives her what so few other people have and makes me believe that, if she chooses right, work will be where she’s truly successful.

    so now i’ve been so intensely positive can i ask for one thing?

    For my daughter to see how ruddy amazing she is too. the effect of her dyspraxia on her self esteem is the thing that makes me so sad.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thank you for reading my post! I know how difficult it can be as a parent (my mother and I have frank discussions about my dyspraxia) and even though there will be tough times ahead, it will definitely make the victories sweeter in the end. As a dyspraxic it is important to learn how to work with dyspraxia and not to fight it. Keeping that in mind will help her through the tough times.

      Thank you also for your list! You have worded what I was trying to say so well! You so strongly believing in her will definitely help her to see how valuable she is and once she grows up and understands that being different is good, she will be unstoppable!

      Thank you again for your comment and I wish you and your daughter all of the best!

      Jessica

  2. Determination to do things you put your mind to. I used my determination to lose 6 stone and 6lbs doing slimming world and as a result of this I gained more determination to climb Mount Snowdon in Wales fundraising for a Young Boy from Leeds called Toby who is battling with Neuroblastoma.

    1. Hi Caz,

      Thank you for your comment! It is so important that we celebrate our successes! The determination you have shown is commendable and it is amazing that you are using your successes to help others! Very dyspraxic of you πŸ˜‰

      I hope you never lose sight of how strong you are and continue to build on your success!

      Best wishes.

      Jessica.

    1. Hi Isaiah,

      Thank you for reading my post. I completely agree, there needs to be more positives! I’m assuming you have some experience with Dyspraxia so, what would be some positives that you would add?

      Thank you again and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the subject.

      All the best to you,

      Jessica.

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