I think that life is too short to do things you don’t enjoy doing.
And yet, there are some things that simply must be done; like housework, dishes, and paperwork.
So what do I do about that?
Simple. I find things about the unavoidables that I do enjoy, and concentrate on those aspects.
Take the dishes. When I was growing up, I hated doing dishes. The only bit I liked was the part where I had to take the trash outside, and could spend half an hour or so star-gazing. (I should note here that my parents didn’t think that was part of the job. In fact, one time when my star charts said Orion should be visible, but I was unable to spot him, I went inside and told my Dad. His reply? “His mother probably kept him inside doing dishes.”)
When I left home, it swiftly became obvious that every meal of the day, every day of the week, was going to be “my turn” to do dishes. Aaaagggghhh!
For a while, I just did them, and hated every minute of it. (I was in an apartment with an incinerator chute, so there wasn’t even star-gazing.)
Finally I realized that I was stuck with the chore, so it would be a good idea to find something about it that I enjoyed. Well, I love running water. And soap bubbles. And really, doing dishes is mostly running water and soap! I also like to make things shiny. And I love order.
So the task was playing with water and bubbles, while making things shiny. And then putting them in a nice, neat order in the cupboards.
I could really get into that!
Once I actually enjoyed doing dishes, I began to look for parts I enjoyed about all the other things that had to be done. And you know what? I found them! No matter how onerous the task, when approached with the right attitude I could fine something to love about it.
So now, I never do anything I don’t enjoy doing.
You should try it!