As of late, my eyes seem to be bouncing all over and if you’ve ever had this happen to you whilst reading, then welcome to the club. This bouncing baby link feels like an old friend that has come back to say “hello”, I’m here to make life difficult.
I encounter this in teaching a lot when trying to help students overcome dyslexic traits, but when it enters an adult’s personal life it feels like a real stress. There is always so much to read and so much literacy to crash through and here you sit…bouncing on the page.
Rather than feel sad, inadequate, or even worse incapable, it may be time to step away from the page and try a better input source: music, art, a good movie, a fantastic conversation can all break the chains that tie up our visual processors.
Step away…reset…and forgive Dex – the bouncing baby. Don’t let his crying get in your way.