But I've started to do something that looks suspiciously like doing chores: I've started to block out time with the simple goal of making my life better. If I have a weekend chunk of time free, I just walk around thinking "What would make my life better?" and then I do it! It might be filing the stack of papers on my desk, it might be breaking down boxes and bringing them to recycling, it might be recycling old magazines, and it might be rearranging the food on the shelves. It might be going through the Wii remotes and putting new batteries in and charging them. Since I'm setting out with the goal of making my life better, I'm happy, energetic, and almost bouncing like Tigger.
Here's the funny thing to me: I don't like chores. But these things I'm doing are chores - and I'm doing them happily.