The Spoon Theory
Those who are dealing with a chronic illness often get asked what their illness feels like or what it feels like to be sick. It can actually be pretty hard to explain what day-to-day life is like for someone with a chronic illness. Christine Miserandino from butyoudontlooksick.com explains the spoon theory when her best friend asks the "what does Lupus feel like?" question. This is where the spoon theory was born.
Learning how to manage your spoons takes some time to figure out because each day is different, but it is a reality that has become all too familiar. When you have to make a decision whether you can shower or spend time with a friend, it can be challenging because you are starting with negative energy and every little thing you do will cost you a spoon. Once you understand this, you will learn your limits and can better explain to others. Check out the spoon theory to learn more!