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 😉
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. 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.