A – Z of Living with Dyspraxia E is for Emotions
Increasingly, there is an encouragement for people to discuss their emotions and mental health, in particular men, but there is still a large stigma attached to emotional well-being.
It is common for dyspraxia to overlap with various mental health and neurological conditions. Which only makes things more complex when trying to find that healthy life balance.
Although you don’t have to be living with dyspraxia to be anxious or emotionally unwell, non – dyspraxic’s may have better inbuilt coping mechanisms with which to regain health.
Failure to deal with stress and anxiety can cause a sense of being overwhelmed. A feel which will be familiar for dyspraxic’s the world over due to sensory overload. Not being able to fully process an event when it is taking place leads to later process and quite often in my case, over thinking or over reflecting an event.
I feel that, when I have faced any periods of emotional or mental unwellness, my dyspraxic tendencies increase or at least appear at their worst.
I think, and it is just my opinion backed by no medical evidence but just through my own living, that sensory overload and an inability to process information, later becomes a burden on the mind. Pair that with over inward reflection and it leads to problems with the mental state and well-being.
E is for emotions because it is not about being happy all the time, it is about finding a balance.