# Boring routine can be converted to enjoyment
As much as we want to be happy all the time, we can’t escape from the fact that there are chores, boring routines in our day to day life. Many people hate washing the dishes. Do the dishes have to be boring though? Boredom, according to Flow model, happens when the activity you are doing requires low skill and has low challenge. You could theoretically increase the challenge and skill of dishwashing. For example, I have been trying to find the most optimal way of washing the dishes, should I brush them in batch? How best can I stack them up to dry?
Mihaly, Flow (p. 39).
Most people would grow tired of such work very soon. But Rico has been at this job for over five years, and he stills enjoys it. The reason is that he approaches his task in the same way as an Olympic athlete approaches his event: How can I beat my record?
- Pleasure can be converted to enjoyment
- If Boring routine can be converted to enjoyment, would pleasure be able to be converted to enjoyment too? The answer is yes. As The difference between pleasure and enjoyment is the amount of psychic energy spent, finding interesting ways to intensify the activity will convert pleasure into enjoyment.
- Any activities can be converted to enjoyment