Do you assume that to make life easier you need to eliminate something? Streamline operations?
How often do you start by cutting out the things you enjoy, to create time and money for someone else?
Rather than assume you need to do more with less, that you can't afford something, that no one will help you, and you certainly shouldn't enjoy yourself when “things need to be done”, start by asking “What else could I add to my life?”
For example, what if you added a partner, assistant, cleaner, driver, advisor, or asked your spouse, children, parents, friends, employees, boss to do more (or something!)? What if you started a new business or hobby to make you smile again?
When did you decide you couldn't ask for something for you?