Train Yourself to Be Ambidextrous

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Introduction: Train Yourself to Be Ambidextrous

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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.

Step 2: Day Two

Today, brush your teeth with your left hand. Then, when you take a shower, turn on the water, reach for/use the soap, reach for/use the towel,dry off, and brush your hair with your left hand. Write a note to yourself on the mirror with a greaseboard marker so you won't forget. Put your watch on your right wrist. Put a sign on the refridgerator to remind yourself to use your left hand to get out food and get a drink of water. We'll save learning to eat with your other hand for another day. Also, practice your handwriting just like yesterday.

Step 3: Day Three

Today, do everything you did yesterday, with the addition of eating with your left hand. Reach for the milk, handle a fork/spoon, butter your toast, cook, etc, using your left hand dominantly.

Tip: Don't eat in public with your left hand until you've practiced a bit. Things could get messy.

Step 4: Day Four

Today, do everything you did yesterday:

*Eating with your left hand

*Wearing your watch on your right hand

*Practising handwriting with your left hand

*Getting ready for the day with your left hand

*Etc...

Tie your right hand behind your back for a little bit to make you do everything possible left handed. Only untie it when driving or doing other things which require the use of both hands.

Also, switch your mouse buttons to fit your new lefthandedness! To do that, go to control panel>printers and other hardware>mouse and click the button that says "switch mouse functions" or something like that at the top. This will switch the mouse button you use to select and right click, reversing them.


That's about it. Just keep doing these things and you should, given enough time, become ambidextrous!

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3 months ago

i do either both on some things and i write and eat and use scissors and can openers etc right handed but i swing and carry objects and mouse click and pick up objects like phone and use it with right. so i dunno. im wierd. i scribble horribly with my left and can write at all with my right. i cant win. lol. and i couldnt imagine trying to write with right,. im half and half weird. i never was forced to change or anything. always been this way. i have lefties in my family mostly on mothers side. misterwabbit78 on failbook yayyy!!

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Not weird, just special. And cross dominant.

How do you properly hold a pencil with your left hand?

I have lupus. I struggle with severe arthritis pain in my right hand, so to be able to use my left for more things would help tremendously. I struggle with everything from writing to hair/make-up to drying myself after my shower to doing dishes and even just holding a book. I’m tired of asking everyone for help, even with the simplest tasks. Lol, it’s taken me 10 min just to type this message but I’m determined to be ambidextrous!!! Besides, I’m teaching my kids that you really CAN do anything if you put your heart and mind into it!!

Who here is actually right-handed?

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

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I'm also a little late to the party, but I doesn't matter :P Anyway, the only reason that I want to learn how to be more "used to" using my left hand is because I've recently gotten a Launchpad. Most songs played on a launchpad are done using both hands.

When I was little I was Ambidextrous, but my Pre-k teacher told me to pick a hand and ever since then I've favored my right hand. Now I want to regain the Ability to write with both hands. That's why I want to become ambitious. (Again) I also think teachers shouldn't tell ambitious kids to pick a hand.

I'm right handed an broke my wrist so I still need to be able to write legibly :(

Thats the reason i trained to become ambidextrous, im origonally left handed, but whats ironic is that was basically all for nothing since i broke both arms.... Instead of 1

I am right hand dominate and am trying to be ambidextrous. I am not sure which hand I was supposed to write with, because I was told to write with my right hand, when i tried to use my left, so I though it would be fun to see. I don't want to ever become left handed and am glad I was told to be a right, because my hand writing is neater, and everything is made for rightys, but it would be cool to use both.

I am dominantly right handed, and I'm trying to learn how to be equally proficient with my left hand in order to have more freedom, really.

As an exclusive righty, I'm somewhat worried about what would happen if I were to somehow injure my dominant hand. The world isn't tailored to a broken right, and if something happens I'd like to not be completely out of commission.

im a musician i play alot of instruments (mainly piano and guitar) and being only right handed sucks because i have to stare at my left hand the whole time or else i mess up constantly my left hand is about as useful as having 2 gas pedals instead of a break in a car

I'm right handed and enjoy drawing or writing things on my arms and legs, and my left arm or left leg normally get full of sketches so I'm trying this. Dumb excuse to be ambidextrous, i know. I'm weird.

I am in dental school and learn best by handwriting notes. when you are in class 30+ hours a semester, that is a lot of writing. I do not want to develop a repetitive strain injury in my dominant hand with all that writing and be unable to practice dentistry. That would be a lot of wasted time and money! Besides, isn't ambidextrous even more advantageous? ;)

I'm a righty and the reason I'm training my left hand is because since my right is my dominant, in situations where I'm falling or about to do physical damage to my body I always catch myself/block things with my right and I've sprained my wrist and hurt my arm, shoulders and fingers countless times. So, I figured maybe if I'm more ambidextrous I may start landing/blocking on my left or if I hurt my right I won't be completely useless. It's not about being the very best it's more about not being unable to do anything when I need to do it. If that makes sense.

I am right handed. And you know what, when i realized how weak my left shoulder girdle was, I decided that I was gonna have to work on balancing both sides because I'm a martial artist

since you do have left handed scissors etc, it's useful to be able to do both, and sometimes you need to be able to quickly jot something down and only your left hand is free...or what if your writing an essay, your right hand might become tired. Has happened to me a lot...