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  • Writer's pictureRae Sabine

The Spoon Theory

Imagine starting each day with a handful of spoons, each symbolising the energy needed to complete tasks. People with limited energy must prioritise their tasks to avoid running out of spoons. This is Spoon Theory; a metaphor for describing the amount of physical and/or mental energy that a person has daily. This idea was coined by writer Christine Miserandino in 2003. In the chronic illness and disability community, people often refer to themselves as “Spoonies”

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