Things are an effort when you must do things that you do not want to do, are not confident doing or are afraid to do.
Effort is only required when you want something but you do not have the drive to find a solution, acquire or accomplish that which you desire.
You only need to put forth effort when you perceive something that is hard. And the only reason that you perceive something is hard is when you know you have to do something that you fear, are not good at, or do not feel like actively participating in.
The “work “necessary to do something is only were because there is resistance to doing it. If there were no resistance to doing something it would be effortless and joyful.
Where do you create “work” in your life rather than effortless joy?