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>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>for me, its mainly cuase i wanna use my right hand for movements in minecraft and i don't like using the touchpad..</p>
<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>
I've never met anyone else who was cross-dominant before! My right eye is crap, left is perfect and vice versa with my handedness. I used to always wonder why I had such a hard time learning archery. Cross-dominance really does present its own unique set of difficulties.
<p>exact same but i finally mastered archery while cross eyed</p>
I'm a righty, but since I am a speedcuber, I want to be able to perform algorithms and with my left hand just as well as my right hand.
<p>Hi GenesiXY,</p><p>I am really interested in this thread and (being a &quot;righty&quot;) have been doing left-handed exercises galore!</p><p>But! What is a speedcuber? I have never heard of that!</p>
<p>its basically solving rubik's cubes fast lol even though im a righty im still good at performing algs with my left hand for OH even though 2x2 is still my fav event so i dont do OH all that much</p>
<p>The reason I want to be ambidextrous is because when I play the piano I find it difficult to use both hands at the same time so maybe if I learn how to get used to using my left hand as much as I use my right hand then maybe that'll help.. I'm not sure if it sounds weird to you or not xD Sorry </p>
<p>I'm right handed</p>
<p>I'm right handed I just want to be a leftie beacuse left handed people are sick</p>
<p>I am a rightie </p><p>I want to comfortably use my left hand because in cricket left handers have an advantage</p>
<p>I'm a rightie but have a desk job and also write fiction (first draft by hand--1,000 wds/day). I can feel my right wrist getting stressed and so want to be able to switch on and off to let it rest. Would like to avoid carpal tunnel surgery.</p>
<p>i'm right handed</p><p>learning to use both hands is important because what if i broke my right hand? I would have to use my left hand, and learning how to use my left hand early is good, also, less important, the rings on my binder wont get in the way.</p>
<p>Because being left handed is awesome.</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 :(
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 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>I would love to do things with my left that I can do with my right for 2 reasons...</p><p>1. If I'm writing for long periods of time I could easily switch hands if one gets tired. </p><p>2. My boyfriend is a lefty and when we go out to eat we always sit with our dominant arms next to each other and are constantly bumping elbows and if it happens again I could just switch and use the other one. </p>
<p>I have a weird situation. My right hand is my dominant hand when it comes to writing, aiming, hygiene, etc. But my left hand is dominant when i eat finger foods (unless it's cereal out of a box). Both my hands are dominant when i use my computer (trackpad). What would I be considered?</p>
<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>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>
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>lol it took me half hour to learn to wright with my left hand when i was 5yrs old.</p>

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