Running on fumes

Counting the Ways

I’ve been re-thinking Spoon Theory and how it applies to me recently. I wrote about spoons before, but I have come to the conclusion that Spoon Theory doesn’t really reflect what I experience. The way I understand it, you start the day with a set number of spoons, and when you have used them all up, you hit a wall. That’s it. Nothing more doing. I am also astonished that people seem to be able to quantify how many spoons they will need for particular activities. I don’t know how they do it!

I still think it’s an excellent metaphor and a good, comprehensible explanation of what people experience, but I think that what goes on with me is something different. You see, I don’t hit a wall. I don’t crash. I don’t shut down, or meltdown. I keep going. Probably not as efficiently as I should, but nevertheless, I…

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