Today I’d like to share some of the benefits of being a spoonie. Yes, you read that correctly. I have found an upside to having limitations.
For a start, I am more mindful of what I do and how I do it. I’m aware of how much various activities take out of me. There’s a keen awareness of the cost of different ways of doing things, what tires me out more quickly, and what helps to recharge my batteries.
As with any resource limitation, it forces me to be more creative. For any given task, I need to find a way to do it that uses the fewest spoons. When you have limited time and a finite budget on top of that, you become uncannily resourceful. It’s helped me to become a better planner, and to better prioritize things in all areas of my life.
Finally, I’ve learned to take nothing for granted. I don’t mourn the things that I can’t do, or at least can’t do the same way most people do. I appreciate the things that I can do, and how clever I am for discovering ways to be able to do them.
The Benefits of Being a Spoonie
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Berin Kinsman is a writer, simple living minimalist, and spoonie. By day he works as the owner/publisher at Dancing Lights Press. An American by accident of birth, he currently lives in Finland with his wife, artist Katie Kinsman.