To quote Benjamin Franklin, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.”
But I’d also like to add one more thing to that list: stubbing your toe on a table, or a chair. Or waking up and finding a random bruise that were definitely caused by that one time you ran into the coffee table yesterday.
Sound like you?
You’re not alone. Everyone can be accident prone sometimes, and I’m sure most people will admit that they can be a little clumsy!
Should you be concerned? Are you doomed to live a life filled with toe jams and random instances of tripping?!
Do you want to one day have the reflexes of this hockey player, who performed a penalty shot so beautiful it should be illegal?
To put it simply: if you don’t have a job that requires an enormous amount of precision and hand-eye coordination, you don’t need to be too concerned with your clumsiness.
There are some things you could do to improve your hand-eye coordination, however, and that may help the clumsiness a little bit.
For instance, playing any type of racquet sport is great for developing your hand-eye coordination. Ping pong, badminton, tennis, cricket… anything that involves you tracking something with your eye and then hitting it.
If you don’t have a partner, a great exercise to do would be to bounce a tennis ball on your racquet, increasing the height of the ball every time. You could also hit the ball against a solid wall, concentrating on control and your return of the ball.
Some video games could be beneficial to your hand-eye coordination as well! Try out some apps like Cut the Rope. It’s free, and it helps develop your thinking skills as well as your sense of timing.
Good luck, and may you all have a bruise-free day!