Allergic to chores

November 27, 2015


I’d love to be the kind of person who addresses chores immediately every day and gets great pleasure from completing them.

Oh, I love to cross them off my To-Do list, but the actual doing? Not my thing.

I am, in fact, allergic to chores.

It would be accurate to say I hate chores.

You might laugh when you read that infographic above that describes my day, but really, IT DESCRIBES MY DAY.

I have high hopes that my new Choices Planner will help me turn over a new leaf. Figuratively and literally.

Then again, I’m pretty grown up, at least in age. So maybe I’m a lost cause.

Got any advice?

25 comments on “Allergic to chores
  1. no advice from me I’m afraid – I hate chores too (I just set a time and day for what needs to be done and get in there and do it) If I had my way I’d have a house cleaner who came in and sparkled everything up but that is a pipe dream I’m afraid…..

  2. Donna says:

    No advice, not sure what you are doing wrong. If you enjoyed chores, then how would we know how to distinguish chores from fun? A chore, by definition, is a chore. I have to bribe myself…..does that help?

  3. Carol Graham says:

    I hate chores as much as the next person but between my OCD, my Type A personality and that I am a workaholic – everything gets done – on time or earlier. Sorry, can’t help.

  4. Not sure there’s anything inherently fun or exciting about housework… I guess the only thing I can think of is if you got it done early, you could have the rest of the day free.

  5. Mary says:

    Keep doing what your doing, Carol. Your day seems so much nicer than a bunch of chores, especially the nap part of the day.

  6. Laurie Oien says:

    Chores suck! But, they need to get done. When I was a kid, my mom would say get your chores done then go play. So, I guess this stuck. I do spread housework between different days, so it’s not an all day thing. Playing some good rock and roll music helps too!! Good luck.

  7. Brenda Pace says:

    haha I love this! I am so not in love with my chores. I go to work every day and I’ll be dang if I want to come home and do them! But someone has to, right? I can’t train my dogs to do it!

    Thanks for sharing this!

  8. The obvious solution is to stay off the internet until the necessary work is done. 🙂

  9. Laurel Regan says:

    Speaking as a chronic procrastinator when it comes to chores, I’m afraid I can’t help. But I do like the sound of your day (maybe because it’s so familiar to me?!).

  10. This reminds me of the Dorothy Parker quote: “I hate writing. I love having written.” I feel the same way about chores!

  11. Karen Austin says:

    Oh, I have the same problem! Because I have 2 teens at home, I get a little more motivation to tackle the basics. I do one load of laundry, one load of dishes, one errand, one “deep cleaning” task. Then for self-care, I do one hour of exercise. And to bring in some cash, I do two hours of work for the online class I’m teaching. I usually spread those chores around all day with copious amounts of blog related stuff (reading, writing, promoting) in between. If my family checked my browser history, I’d be totally BUSTED!

  12. Chores first then play. I was raised a good little Catholic girl. It almost killed me- but this part has served me well.

  13. Kimberly says:

    Love naps, hate chores. I have to actually schedule them into my day. I have no excuse other than they’re just no fun. The most immature part of this mess is that I love a clean home. I’m screwed.
    Kimberly XO

  14. Jaime says:

    Rofl, I don’t think I can help with that. =P I try to do them during naptime, but if it’s been a particularly bad day I say “Oh hi coffee!” and just lay in bed drinking coffee and watching Youtube.

  15. Carol says:

    I hate chores, too. A while back, one of my best friends alerted me to a site ~ which does make things easier. I would also suggest maybe looking through “cleaning hack” sites for easier ways to do things.

    I hope this helps!
    {Thanks for your comment on my blog, too!} 🙂

  16. Paola says:

    Unfortunetly I don’t have advice, chores are boring and not fun. There isn’t a nice way to go about it.

  17. The Choices planner looks awesome! I love crossing chores off my to-do list, too – the actual doing, though? Not so much.

  18. Chores will not go away just because you have postponed them so no fears there. The only hope is that someone else will do them while you procrastinate. That has happened for me and it could for you too! *wink,wink* Right now I’m in the midst of a Rocky movie marathon on Netflix. Gotta go!

  19. That infograph could have been made for me…are you sure it isn’t !?!
    I hate how my days run away with me and before I know it it is nearly bed time and I don’t seem to have done anything useful all day.
    So glad it’s not just me!

  20. jennyb says:

    Sounds like lots of us do the same thing! Where’s that motivation??

  21. Tee hee. I wish I was like that – I can spend all day doing chores rather than what I’m supposed to be doing – work that pays!

  22. I’m one of those strange people who actually relaxes by cleaning up lol but some ways that help when I’m lacking motivation is multi-tasking; catching up on shoes why I do laundry. Listening to comedy tapes or music while I clean. Just be keeping yourself entertained but not distracted. Funny post!

  23. Kathleen says:

    Isn’t it exciting to see all these people here who don’t love housework! We all know it has to be done, especially when it comes to the cleaning bits that keep us healthy. Why ruin our lives with being a slave to a chore list. Blogging is much more important 🙂 Carol, thanks so much for your contributions to Fridays Blog Booster Party. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Blogger’s Pit Stop rally on Friday with more of your posts.

  24. Jamie says:

    There is no one really like to do chores. You can try to regard it as an exercise or a sport. It is also a great pleasure to see a organized house after chores. Don’t worry or push yourself too much. Take time to get used to it.

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