Some days are just dull. They feel ever-ending and a bit too much like being an adult. We all have adult tasks that we put off. With the thought, I will get around to it and it is actually usually something we should have already done. There is no guidebook on being an adult you don't turn say 18 and get awarded the guide to being an adult book of things you need to do and things that are now important. We just take for granted that we should all know all the adulting that needs doing.
Today I want to talk about life admin. So what is Life admin its been defined as "one's personal day-to-day chores that are of an administrative nature." Wow writing that is actually boring. But it is important to not neglect these simple things. Here are the most important Life admin tasks you should be doing now.
1. Life insurance
We all don't really like to think about the worst-case scenario. But being alive has one major event that none of us, not even The queen can change we will all die. Some of us will die young and some will die very old but no matter when we will die. One of the most important things we should all have is a good life insurance policy. There are so many options available from life insurance with no medical exam to life insurance where you need to actually visit a doctor and be signed off. No matter the procedure of getting life insurance this is a must.
There is no getting away from the inevitability we will all die and when we do we want to protect our loved ones from the enormous cost of a funeral. It is so important to have a really good policy in place and don't forget to go through the terms and conditions to make sure you are getting the best deal.
2. Doctors visit
This one is for some people not really an issue but for others, there is a bit of stigma around going to the doctor. Oh, but I can't waste the doctor's time or just bury your head in the sand. But if you need to get checked over for one reason or another MAKE THE APPOINTMENT NOW.
If for nothing else but to put your mind at rest. I am currently undergoing numerous medical tests I personally would rather know what is going on in my body than not. If there is something going on I want to get treatment as soon as possible and any delay can cost lives. So book that appointment. This goes with dentists and opticians too.
3. Pay bills
I know this is a touchy subject at the moment we are all feeling the pinch. Life is getting so expensive but cutting back a bit and making sure your bills are all pained will help you in the long run. If you are struggling look into ways to get support. There is no shame in being honest and saying you are struggling. it is better to get help sooner than later. We have all been there sometimes money just doesn't stretch the way it should and there is no shame in that. The more debt you get in the harder it is to get out.
I hate returning items. It is so time-consuming and labour intensive but It is a necessary evil. If you have ordered something and it is not what you expected or wanted then you need to return it. Because let's face it you are not going to use it and that is just wasted money right there. So make the effort and get the printer fired up and package up your return and sent the item back.
This also goes for faulty goods. I think we are all a bit guilty of not checking the warranty of items and seeing if they are still valid. Instead, we just accept that we need to buy a new one. But if you checked the warranty I bet you would get a shock at how many items are still covered and you are eligible for a new item to replace your broken one. So take the time to check massive items. Why spend when you don't need to.
5. Returning email/ messages/ phone calls.
Hands up we all are guilty of leaving things unread for way too long but will happily spend too much time on Tiktok.
This is not the best way to be. I know I can go through periods of leaving things like this for too long. Your day can pass you by in a blink of an eye and you still haven't replied to that email from a week ago about a friend's event or emails you want to reply to about a hobby or interest of yours. You never know what will happen if you actually take time out and reply to these unanswered messages and calls. It might just be life-changing.
It is so easy to get bogged down in the daily grind and not actually get to your actual life admin but it is super important to actually make time for yourself and even the boring jobs that need to be done and these are way more important than we give them credit for. So take this as your sign to actually allow yourself time to do your life admin.