If you're a right-handed person, you might be curious about what it's like to be left-handed. After all, it still seems like something that is quite unique, as even science says it's still a pretty rare trait. Maybe your curiosity has reached a point where you actually want to learn how to write with your other hand. Teaching yourself how to become left handed if you're right handed can be extremely tricky, and it's going to require a lot of patience and training — but it's not impossible.
There are a few reasons someone might want to learn how to be ambidextrous. Some people believe that learning how to use both hands interchangeably can be better for brain function, although some researchers say this isn't true. Others simply want to say that they can write and use both hands. And then there are more practical reasons: some get injured or sick, lose the use of their right hand, and have no other choice.
If you're trying to become left handed because you think it might make you smarter, however, know that that might not be true. Scientific American points to several studies that show that being ambidextrous from birth is associated with developmental problems and academic difficulties. It's definitely worth considering before you put a lot of effort into training yourself to use both hands.
If you're still determined to become left handed as a righty, then doing so is totally possible. Again, though, keep in mind that this isn't exactly the easiest task in the world. These two parts of our brain are not interchangeable, and so you're basically going against your nature when learning how to use the other hand properly. There are certain steps you need to take, and remember: be patient. This isn't going to happen overnight!