Brick by Brick is a term I have used to rebuild my brain since shortly after my TBI. To illustrate this I would like to share my experience making coffee with a TBI.
I have always been a coffee drinker. After my TBI making coffee was beyond my cognitive abilities. I started by watching how it was made and eventually wrote all the steps down and asked for help.
Then I was able to make a full pot of coffee on my own…making less than a full pot was still a challenge. Eventually was able to make any amount at home, even just one cup.
Whenever I was at a friends, family or program I would volunteer to make the coffee. Pretty soon I had made coffee in over a dozen different coffee makers.
My next self imposed challenge was to go to a coffee shop or gas station and buy a cup of
coffee. Never going to the same place twice I was able to navigate my way thru the process.
That was a long time ago, but I still use the same principles to rebuild my brain…Brick by Brick. It’s not fun, exciting or glamorous but is a way I have found that works for me.