When I first learned about The Spoon Theory it didn’t initially resonate. Part of me felt uncomfortable saying that I was chronically ill especially when I compared my migraines to other illnesses. It wasn’t until I was struggling to get through a day, and I needed help figuring out how to reserve my energy that I then embraced the spoonie life.
My biggest lesson has been to be intentional with my time and recently shared a few ways to save spoons if you’re working with migraine.
The spoonie community is supportive, kind and encouraging. A year later and I’m still learning and adjusting but more than just knowing how to “save spoons”, I have gained strength and important life lessons we all should embrace.
Self Care Isn’t Selfish
Make an appointment with yourself and stick to it like you would any other. You are just as important and worthy of your own time as anyone else. Especially when things get hectic and busy. — via @spoonie_village
Our Minds Are Powerful
The way we speak to ourselves determines the way we feel and how we behave. Our thoughts constantly reinforce our reality. Next time you look in the mirror, begin to appreciate the body you have and the flaws that make you unique. — via @selfcareisforeveryone
Vocalize Your Needs
It’s okay to ask for help. Most people want to help you if you let them.
Benefits of practicing gratitude — via My Heart Chakra
- Shields you from negativity
- Makes you at least 25% happier
- Eliminates stress
- Improves sleep and relationships
- Boosts self-esteem
Self Love Means Forgiving Yourself
Let yourself shine for the true person you really are, all of the good parts because they are so much more than any mistakes you have made. — via @girlandhermoon
I’d love to hear from you! Are you a fellow spoonie or taking care of someone with a chronic illness?