One of the symptoms of Dyspraxia that some people may encounter is getting stressed easily and feeling anxious. Since my diagnosis this is something that has been on my mind as I have been trying to work out if this is true of me. I have always been a bit of a worrier and a sensitive soul but as with other parts of my life, prior to my diagnosis, I believed this was just part of my personality.
When I was younger I was very sensitive and would get upset easily if I had an argument with a family member or if someone raised their voice to me. I would worry over the smallest things, especially if it was something over which I had no control. I frequently sought reassurance, from others, about things I was getting anxious about. I think that the anxiety I have felt in the past is related to me being Dyspraxic as when I have had lots of things going on at once my brain goes into overdrive to process it all. As I have matured I have learnt to deal with this better and have slowly become a more relaxed person. I have learnt not to “sweat the small stuff” as much and try to only worry about things which really matter.
I am still a very emotional person and feel things deeply but I do not think this is a bad thing. I believe because I am so sensitive and emotional that it gives me a high level of empathy with others and allows me to relate well to people. Dyspraxia may heighten my emotions at times but this should not always be viewed as a negative trait. Recognising this allows me to take a step back and see the bigger picture and not to take things too personally.
What are your experiences of Dyspraxia and your emotions?
For more information on Dyspraxia you can go to the Dyspraxia Foundation Website.
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