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Hygiene & Chronic Illness: When Cleanliness and Spoons Clash

Hygiene and Chronic Illness

We know it seems weird that we’re doing an episode on hygiene, but truthfully it’s one of the most draining things on our daily spoons count that we could think of. Hygiene and chronic illness are two things that clash constantly in our daily lives, and we just take that clash for granted all the time–so we decided to talk about it.

After all, what does hygiene mean to you? In today’s germaphobic world, the first thing that comes to mind is probably just washing your hands, right? Well, no…we’re not doing an entire episode on washing our hands (but yes, it does come up. Covid protocols, after all!). Hygiene is a pretty broad topic, and things like showering, washing our hair, brushing our teeth…well, those are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to giving out spoons each day of the week.

So on this episode we talk about different aspects of hygiene and chronic illness–like how we can help conserve spoons, what we should be focusing our spoons on, and what things we may not have been taking care of when it comes to hygiene that have been hidden hygiene killers all along! Oops.

Also remember to share your tips and tricks on how you conserve your spoons when it comes to hygiene in the comments or on our Facebook page. We welcome new ideas and our listeners and readers are always looking for help. 

My Chronic Spoonful Life PlannerWe also encourage you to check out our My Chronic Spoonful Life Planner where you can track everything going on with your chronic illness. It comes in a downloadable form that you can print, a digital form you can use in apps like GoodNotes and Notability, or a quarterly hard copy. 

Have a great week, everyone!

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