Imagine you’ve been given a limited handful of spoons, these spoons represent your energy. For every task you accomplish daily, you must give up one spoon. How long does it take before you are completely out of spoons? One hour? Three?
Does this sound crazy?
Maybe to the average, high-functioning, unlimited energy person, but to those with chronic pain (or any other illness) this is normal. There has been some criticism over “The Spoon Theory”, but I really think that it is an effective way to teach those in our lives about the pain and difficulty that we deal with everyday. If you think that chronic pain syndromes don’t exist, think again. Just because someone has the time, doesn’t mean that they automatically have the energy.
Please visit this link to read “The Spoon Theory”. http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/