Thursday 4 November 2021: Cara or Goodenoughsewist talks about how she lives with chronic pain and sews.
You’ll love to hear all the terms Cara uses to ensure she keeps her life fulfilling to her and to her family. Building in the ‘want to dos’ into her limited hours of energy are an important part of her daily life.
If you only have a couple of hours of energy each day, Cara encourages ‘spoonies’ to do some of the ‘have tos’ and some of the ‘want tos’.
From Wikipedia, Spoon theory is a metaphor that is used to describe the amount of mental or physical energy a person has available for Spoon theory[a] is a metaphor that is used to describe the amount of mental or physical energy a person has available for daily activities and tasks. The theory was developed by Christine Miserandino as a way to express how it felt to have lupus. She used spoons to provide a visual representation of units of energy that a person might have and how chronic illness forces her to plan out her days and actions in advance, so as not to run out of energy, or spoons, before the end of the day.