Further to the "low spoons food" thread: who has trouble with grocery shopping? I'm semi-OK with it in terms of ex dys/spoons, but emotionally, it's a nightmare. I wander around the shop staring at things for unnatural lengths of time and sometimes crying, because my brain is going Spoiler: (extensive babble about food and money and alcohol) 'You can't afford this. Get the cheaper kind. Wait! On second thoughts, you CAN afford it! In fact, you can afford ALL of the junk food! Buy all of the junk food! No, that's bad. Buy yourself one lettuce and nothing else. Or one lettuce and a bottle of vodka. No, no, no, I know, buy a case of wine and huge quantities of tangerines! That's enough, right? Fruit is good for you! Wait, no, peeling tangerines causes sensory weirdness and cognitive issues with getting all the relevant bits in the bin. No fruit. Fruit is confusing. Hmm. Vegetables. You can cook things with vegetables, right? (spoiler alert: you cannot.) Yes, buy lots of vegetables. No, don't do that, every time you do that you get home and have no spoons and they all turn into goo over a period of weeks while you live off of ready meals. Ooh, ready meals! Buy ALL the ready meals! No, SANDWICHES. Sandwiches are amazing. Buy bread and fillings? No, that's too complicated. The pre-made ones are nicer. But they're more expensive, and anyway, you don't deserve nice food. Buy a bunch of celery and some really bland soup. Like, really, really bland, disgusting soup. Wait, how much money do you actually have? I want wine." Does anyone have similar problems, and/or tips for dealing with it? The only ones I have so far are "write a shopping list, complete with a budget and calculation space, and bring it with you" and "play musical soundtracks very loudly while you're shopping to drown out the ridiculous thoughts".