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Have you ever wanted to be able to use both hands equally well?
Afraid of what would happen if your dominant hand broke?
I will show you how to become ambidextrous!

Any input from people who have already successfully done this would be greatly appreciated.

Step 1: Day one

I am righthanded, so I will be attempting to become a lefty as well. Obviously, lefthanded people will be trying to become righties.

Today, practice your handwriting. Write your name and the alphabet, along with a few straight lines and a few circles or curves (useful for cursive as well as printing...letters are just lines and curves after all!), with your non dominant hand. Do it with your dominant hand first. See how pretty you write? This is the benchmark. This is how well you will write with your other hand when we're done.

If you're like me, on this the first day, your straight lines will look like bacon strips. Not to worry, you'll get better the more you practice.

Along with handwriting, try to do a few things consistently with your left hand. You want to be able to shave/put on makeup with your nondominant hand eventually, but for now, just put on your foundation with your left hand, or just shave one or two strokes.
<p>I am always using watch on right band even though I am right handed</p>
<p>Is it just me or did someone else notice the name Adrian Monk? I'm sorry lol, I watch too much Netflix </p>
<p>Who here is actually right-handed?</p><p>Most of us (myself included) who clicked here are probably left-handed, but we clicked here because we're fed up with our grandparent's old righty scissors and decided to train yourself. If you're a righty, why do you want to become ambidextrous? You already have an advantage in this world</p>
<p>I actually am trying to learn to write with my left had for three reasons.</p><p>1: I want to learn to play drums and I heard that knowing how to use both hands equally is really useful. I decided this was a good first step because playing drums is very difficult.</p><p>2: My sister (who is in 1st grade, perfecting her handwriting) is a lefty and I'm learning with her. It's a good bonding experience for us, too.</p><p>3: I heard that being ambidextrous helps with a lot of things in life, is impressive, and makes you seem more interesting. I sorta want that extra thing to make me seem more impressive.</p><p>I do understand why you think that though...</p>
<p>im learning to use my left hand for a tennis technique i've been wanting to try</p>
I'm right handed an broke my wrist so I still need to be able to write legibly :(
http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/benefits-of-using-your-opposite-hand-grow-brain-cells-while-brushing-your-teeth/
Using your non dominant hand can boost your brain and create new neural connection and pathways it's not about wanting to be lefthanded it's about wanting use of BOTH hands. Right or left handedness is about access to the 2 parts of your brain. Righties are left brain dominant. Lefties are right brain dominant and some people fall in between. Having access of both hemispheres of your brain causes it to work better and by writing with your non dominant hand ,whether u are learning to write with your left OR right hand, will stimulate the non dominant part of your brain . See they are connected. Why would you ever settle for half when you can learn to access the WHOLE <br><br>http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/shore/health/using-your-other-hand-benefits-your-brain/article_6da931ea-b64f-5cc2-9583-e78f179c2425.html
<p>I'm right handed, but I recently learned that I'm cross dominant, which means that while my right hand is my dominant hand, my left eye is my dominant eye. While this might not seem like a problem, it is for me because I want to join the military, and the best way to use a gun if you're cross dominant is on your dominant eye side, which is my left side. I would have to hold a gun in my left hand, so I want to get a start on getting used to doing stuff with it.</p>
<p>I am right handed but as a result of a brain tumor I have Central Pain Syndrome which for me means that I have nerve pain on my right side, with the right hand and foot being the worst. I used to be ambidextrous with a mouse when I was in college. I am trying to pick it up again and learn to use my left hand as dominant instead of my right because while it won't make the pain in my right had go away, it will decrease it.</p>
<p>I'm right handed, and I'd rather be ambidextrous. Search </p><p>autonomic bilateral synchronicity</p>
<p>I already am ambidextrous, but in quite useless areas (ex. I bat with left hand only, play floorball with a preference for left hand, mostly sports which is annoying). I thought it would be useful to be able to do more things left handed, especially considering my mother is left handed and we therefore have several left-hand things I would like to be able to use.</p>
Well I have a job that requires a lot of movement with hands and fine tuned skills. Measuring and holding and typing and clicking with my left because my right is doing something already is common, like 4 times a minute common. Being able to use that hand as effectively would severely increase my ability to do my job instead of using my left to get close and fine tune with my right when I have time to go back.
<p>I am right-handed but due to a skin condition on my right hand, I can't hold a pen or pencil to write without it hurting too much so that's my reason for learning how to write with my left hand but I would understand other people who would just like to learn it so they can broaden their skills. You basically make new connections between nerves so it will always be a good training for your brain! </p>
<p>These are some nice tips.</p>
<p>I am 18 and hope to go in to the military(not sure what branch yet) But if it is the Army It would be nice to shoot with my right hand, so i am following this and also wearing an eye patch to make my right eye dominant.</p>
<p>lol it took me half hour to learn to wright with my left hand when i was 5yrs old.</p>
<p>Also, you're still 5 years old.</p>
<p>When showing off, it would be wise to know how to spell correctly and to learn the power of a homonym, though you can hardly call it that, considering the fact that Wright was a name. Also, the use of the acronym,&quot;lol,&quot; was rather out dated considering the fact that in virtual laughing, haha and hehe or perhaps even ROTFL (Rolling on the floor laughing.) are all the rage. Go back to grade school please. Talk to your former grammar teacher. Ask her/him to try harder with all future students. Thanks,</p><p>A lefty who lives in a righty's world</p><p>(Evidently I have too much time on my hands. I spent ten minutes writing this...)</p>
<p>Sadly you never learned grammar though</p>
<p>Sadly, you don't know about punctuation. Good roast though.</p>
Ambidextrous doesn't necessarily mean you can write with both hands. That is where most people are wrong. I myself is born ambidextrous but dominantly left handed. If you do most things with both hands, then consider it as ambidextrous
This is where you are wrong on google the detention if ambidextrous mean to use both hands equally writing or not I myself am ambidextrous and that is also how I know
<p>I was actually born ambidextrous, the only exception is my handwriting. with my right hand, I write left-to-write, but with my left hand I can only write well right-to-left</p>
I am officially an ambidextrous. <br>Yaaaaay! ????☺??
<p>I like doing that too. Writing and drawing with my left hand, just to make my brain get out of convention and work via new pathways. Also I trained myself to wash my teeth with my left hand and it's a great mental work out, while brushing teeth. ;-)</p>
<p>Thank you for this. I'm curious to know what your handwriting looks like AFTER a month of training. I've wanted to do this exercise ever since reading that re-training your brain fights Alzheimer's. Any new pathways you can create in the brain helps everything else. What was your motivation?</p>
my problem is , that I'm only semi-ambidextrous and I mean that by , I can write with my left and right ,however right isn't that neat, and draw with my right and I do most things with my right too and this &quot;how to become ambidextrous&quot; thing kinda works , however , not on most people. :( please work on this :(
My problem is that I'm already semi-ambidextrous; I'm left-handed, but I do many things right-handed. I prefer my mouse in my right hand, I bowl right-handed, and I tend to operate knobs/levers/etc with my right hand. I guess for someone like me I would have to pay more attention to which hand I use for what and then try and swap it. I am definitely terrible at writing and eating with my right hand, so perhaps those should be my main focus. I'm not particularly interested in being able to do these things ambidextrously, but I am interested in the effect it will have on the brain.
same
<p>I don't know if it affects the brain. I grew up right-handed all my life, even though I was left-handed. However, even before I made efforts to better my left-handed writing, there were already indicators that I was left-handed. For example, I opened bottles, doors, and jars with my left hand. I throw with my left-hand. I play baseball/ softball with my left hand, and I can play tennis with my left hand too, even though I play dominantly righty. And ever since seventh grade I used both hands to write in school. But I never really paid any attention to these things until in the last couple months, so I don't think it makes that big of a difference. But for people who are truly ambidextrous and not just knowing how to use both hands might think differently.</p>
Ditto, but r vs l. <br>You get questions about &quot;why are you using that hand?&quot; too? Mine was crushed years ago and it took many months to recover. I still do some things better with my &quot;off&quot; hand. Usefull.
so when i was in preschool until kindergarten i would continuously switch hands while holding a pencil. they got fed up and forced me to pick. i chose right, not really because it felt better, but it was the first word that came to mind. my handwriting is very poor, i am worse at any kind of sport than anyone. both my mother and grand mother are left handed, i think i am too. what do you guys think?
<p>Put your hands together, and see which thumb is on top. If it's your right, you're most likely a lefty. If it's not, you're probably a righty. However, this isn't a guarantee. </p>
mine are just the same height :(
I think it depends. The percentage of a child to be left-handed who has both mother and father lefties is approximately 26% only. You don't have to be worried much about this
Since you are starting from the beginning, it still may be difficult, but i do think you should try writing lefthanded. it makes sense.
According to my parents, I was a lefty when I was younger, but then at the age of around 3, I remember changing. I know why. <br>When I was younger, I felt obligated to use things because I felt bad when I didn't use them as often as other things, ex. my stuffed animals were always in use and being switched back and forth and I slept switching sides every night. YES, I had empathy for inanimate objects... DONT JUDGE ME... So, I guess I was born a lefty, felt bad for my right hand, and then I must've battled between my two hands for a while, until I settled down on my right one. I'm 14 now, and the whole empathy for inanimate objects thing shows up every once in a while each year. I can use my left hand pretty well though. I also had a weird thing with seeing and becoming addicted to touching textures when i was little. That's how i gave myself a scar when I was 3.
<p>I would give my right hand to be ambidextrous!</p>
Hahaha. Ya nailed it.
<p>literally the only thing i do is write with my right hand, so does this mean i'm left handed? although i can do some things as well as my right hand as well. im so confused. does anyone have any suggestions please thank you</p>
ambidextrous is different from cross-dominance tho
<p>yes! I have done this! glade to have met up with you. Making my blog to help others. I'm passionate about this subject. you know you can suffer burn-out phases if you do not have anyone there for you. it's really hard to do alone, but I have done it. thats why I want to be around for people www.ambidextroushelp.com will help you guide though it as soon as my partners help with building the site</p>
I'd tried some of the work before reading the instruction. I'm no longer right-handed - mixed-handed in fact. However, things have gone so awkward some how for me. Every household, pen, pencil, etc. are specially designed for the righties. Is there a shop that sell things for the lefties (not for the ambi)? I want to perform with different tools
<p>For me, I just hold it differently. I can use right-handed scissors with my left hand, but I have to hold it further up than usual. Gripping pencils and pens for me doesn't change, and pretty much everything else I just flip it. I don't think you need to spend money on getting something customer designed for lefties unless you're having extreme difficulties. Otherwise, you should just be able to flip it and use it with your opposite hand.</p>
I bet Amazon has those. There may also be other projects on Instructables to make or modify household items to better serve a leftie.
oh, thanks very much! By the way, I'm always forbidden by my parents. They asked: 'What's wrong with you? Is there anything with your right hand?' How should I persuade them to stop prohibiting me? This is my greatest challenge!
<p>I was punished by my grandparents when I was caught writing with my left hand. Because of that, I didn't know I was left handed until I was eight. All I knew up to then was that I did some things left handed and other things right handed. The reason they did that though was because there's some weird superstition that anything &quot;abnormal&quot; is bad luck, especially form my conservative lifestyle growing up. That, and my grandparents were extremely religious.</p>
<p>I think this is great, and for those of you out there who are trying this, great job! I was born originally left-handed, but was raised by my conservative grandparents as a righty. They used to spank my hand if they caught me writing with my left. However, when I moved to America with my parents, I kept on writing right-handed since it was the way I was taught. Now, though, I am fully ambidextrous to the point where in class I switch hands while writing notes. I'll do this because I write in binders, and the rings always get in the way of my arm. I also play tennis, but I play that right-handed too because my mom didn't know that I was originally left-handed. However, even thought it is weaker, I can still play with my left hand now. My tip is that in order for you to become truly ambidextrous is practice. You have do to things with the opposite hand so much that it has to become natural to you. Some things will be more natural and won't need fixing, like me. I never think twice about opening bottles or doors with my left hand, but same goes for me shaking hands with other people with my right hand. All in all, it takes a lot of work. Try starting over with those kindergarten handouts where they first teach you to write. Those can help a lot, even if you feel stupid while doing it. Other than that, I have nothing else to say. So good luck to those who are striving for perfect duality in all things manual!!!</p>

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