Develop a new perspective. Chores can be opportunities for prayer, turning them into moving meditations. Washing dishes, cleaning toilets, paying bills, folding laundry are all transformed into acts of love when we do them with attention and intention, perhaps praying for those we are "serving," whether that's our spouse, children, extended family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or even strangers. "Ora et labora," St. Benedict preached. "Pray and work."