forgot to mention– what might cost a spoon changes daily and from person to person.
if you wake up and you feel like taking on the world, certain things might only cost you half spoons or might even replenish spoons! ex: you’re feeling amazing and you deliver a presentation that goes really really well so you have more energy. conversely, you feel like poop and everything feels like a chore. it costs you double spoons.
for some people even tasks that seem simple to others become laborious, esp with chronic illnesses and severe mental illness. waking up takes a spoon. getting dressed takes a spoon. basic hygeine, eating, even leisure activities can all take spoons, depending. even sitting for too long for someone with chronic illness might take a spoon. etc.
it varies a lot, is the point. hope this helped!