Understanding the Spoon Theory
Have you ever been misunderstood by people because of your anxiety? You’re not alone. Millions of people all over the world suffer from chronic illness, and often find they lack understanding from others.
This is how the spoon theory was born. Lupus sufferer Christine Miserandino was trying to explain her lupus to her friend, when she grabbed a handful of spoons to illustrate her point.
Using the spoons as a metaphor for energy, she explained how every day she gets a certain amount of spoons, and each task she completes “costs” a certain number of them. Once they’re gone, she has no more energy left.
Chronic illness sufferers across the globe are now using Christine’s theory to help others better understand what they’re going through, and to connect with each other.