|I like snowboarding. It's a good hobby to have during the cold winter months, and it provides a use for all that otherwise worthless snow. Even on the coldest and wettest days, I have a great time. And it counts as exercise.
But at the same time, I consistently have trouble summoning the motivation to go snowboarding. It takes a significant amount of activation energy. The day typically starts by getting up early, packing all the gear into the car, driving an hour (or five for a nice mountain), pulling into an often crowded parking lot, getting suited up in 20- or 30-degree weather (if you're lucky), hobbling up to the chair lift where you wait in a line, then ascending the chair lift while the wind whistles through your goggles and you can feel the frozen seat on your butt cheeks. This is all for a leisure-time activity.
So when people invite me to go snowboarding, I think, "Ooh I like snowboarding, but oh yeah there's all that other stuff too." #psychology