|“||I asked her to count her spoons. She asked why, and I explained that when you are healthy you expect to have a never-ending supply of “spoons”. But when you have to now plan your day, you need to know exactly how many “spoons” you are starting with.||”|
— Christine Miserandino
Spoons refers to the metaphor by Christine Miserandino to describe energy and time management when living with chronic pain, sickness, or disability. It is often referred to as "The Spoon theory".
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