Ep 36. Spoon Theory & ADHD

The spoon theory is an analogy that was created by Christine Miserandino when she attempted to describe what life with a chronic illness was like to her best friend. She used spoons to represent her "energy budget" and explained how living with lupus meant she had to make choices about where and how to spend this budget, choices that someone who was not living with lupus would not likely have to make.

Christine's description has resonated with many people living with chronic illness and is also a helpful frame of reference for those of us with ADHD. In today's episode, we'll discuss how the spoon theory applies to daily life with ADHD and how we can use strategies like creating task "menus" to help us plan for our energy and add flexibility to our days (while still moving towards the goals that matter to us).

You can find Christine Miserandino's Spoon Theory here: