The dust bunnies in the corners are starting to stare back at you, and you need to take a running jump onto your bed to make it over the mountain of dirty clothes. You forget what color the floor in the kitchen was originally under all of the dirt, and you have gotten into the habit of eating dinner straight out of the pan because all of the plates have caked on grime. You know that you need to clean the house, but you never get to the task because cleaning is so boring!
You might be watching a film about an artist, and your friend will say, “I used to love making pottery when I was in school. I wish I could do it again.”
Or perhaps you will be walking along the beach and you will pass someone on roller blades and your partner will say, “I love rollerblading! I used to do it all the time when I was younger.”
Or maybe you will treat yourself to an ice cream once in a blue moon, and think about how much you love ice cream but you can’t remember the last time you had it.
When we are younger, we don’t have a problem doing the things we love. They seem to come naturally, and the focus of our day is centered on play and fun.