Case in point: this afternoon, mine gave me the encouragement I needed to spur me onto something I really needed to tackle. She did so in the form of an imperative--"Go clean your room." :D
By that she meant, "get up there and vacuum the cat-hair off your floor! No wonder your nose is stuffed up!"
Okay, so I hopped up, mid-strum (I was playing my guitar), located the vacuum, the lemon oil (for dusting; I do not know when the last time I dusted was!)...hauled up the bag of cat-litter (the litter box needed changing as much as the floor needed vacuuming) and set to work.
I dusted, vacuumed, deep cleaned (sort of), and ended up moving some of my furniture around! I think I will really like it once I get used to it.