It's a hard line this self care thing. A tremendous boundary. Nobody gets to screw with it. No exceptions.
So the theme I noticed from all the replies so far is basically self-help and boundaries, to save, make and/or conserve spoons.
I think i'm okay on boundaries except for a couple people im still working on, making progress but still losing spoons to sometimes.
Self care. Not so good at. Havent found much that counts as self-care. And often I find doing self care uses up a lot of spoons.
That seems counter productive. Self care shouldnt deplete spoons right?
Meditations dont help me.
I dont sleep well, even though i have a routine and go to bed - doesnt mean ill sleep or sleep well.
physical activity is wracked with anxiety and intrusive thoughts, major stressors.
those seem to be the most talked about self-care things. So, what else is there?
Maybe the better question is not how you save spoons but how you find/found self-care that works for you?