Where did all my spoons go?

When I was younger, I used to have a lot of spoons (if you have no idea what the number of spoons symbolise, you can read the Wikipedia article about the theory). I seemed to be able to be active and do whatever I wanted to do. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to have much energy left over when I am done at work.

Before you wonder, I will have to say that I love my job. I am a librarian, and I feel like I am on the right shelf in life. Helping others feela right, and I get to things I feel passionate about. I am so lucky.

Photo: Mittens and Sunglasses © 2018
Photo: Mittens and Sunglasses © 2018

I don’t know when my energy level fell drastically. Most probably it was a combination of things, but I know that I can’t use all my spoons on things that doesn’t make it feel worth it. I have to prioritise. I am in my mid fourties, and the “king in my own life”, as a former colleague used to say. I should decide what’s important to me. Therefore I have decided that the main activities for me outside of work will be writing and working out. A combination of things that I know I will enjoy.

Which activities outside of work or school is important to you? Are you good at finding time for them?

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4 Replies to “Where did all my spoons go?”

  1. I have to many things that are important to me 😂 i wanna workout, i wanna eat right,i wanna go hiking,i wanna do activism, blog, spend time with my dogs,travel and study… and i guess i need 2 work also… 😂😂😂 and i dont have enough spoons for all that either ;P

    1. Yeah… I’m trying to get better at finding out what I can and cannot do, and I’m practicing saying “no”.

        1. Oh, I know the feeling! Fortunately, my boyfriend is really good at telling me i shouldn’t feel bad about it, and surprisingly it actually helps!

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