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Six ways to #adult better

04 Jul 2018

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1. Book an annual dental check-up.

1. Book an annual dental check-up.

We’ve done a poll in the office and nine out of 10 adults agree that going to the dentist is not the most exciting thing you can do. But it’s super important to make sure your teeth are in good working order and to catch any problems early before they turn into bigger (more expensive) problems later on. So book a check-up with your dentist and – hot tip - ask for them to book you in for your next appointment before you leave.

2. Make a grocery shopping list.

Supermarkets are tempting places. It’s easy to go in for milk and shampoo and end up leaving with a trolley load of stuff. So to avoid spending extra on impulse buys and unexpected treats, get into the habit of writing a shopping list and setting a budget you can stick to before you leave the house. This will also help prevent food going in the bin.

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3. Sort out your health insurance.

You might think you’re too young to worry about health insurance, but it can really make a difference if you ever get sick or need specialist medical support. It may also help you save on trips to the GP, physio or dentist. It’s more affordable than you might expect, with nib you can get cover for the everyday things from $8.38 per week. Your health is one of the most important things in your life, so look after it!

4. Keep it clean.

Believe it or not, cleaning can be a great way to boost your mood. You’ll be amazed just how good it feels to have a clean, organised, warm and welcoming home or bedroom. Start with a spring clean. Be ruthless, if you find something you haven’t used in ages, chances are you don’t need it - bag it up and gift it to a friend or a charity. Commit some time each week to cleaning to keep things looking fresh and keep you feeling great.

5. Play and sleep are important.

We all aim for a good work/life balance and we know it can be hard. Try to put equal energy and focus into your work, your social life and your rest – not just into one or two. Research shows that social interaction and connectedness is linked with biomarkers of health and wellbeing, and quality sleep has huge benefits for mental and physical performance. So split up your day into work time, play time and sleep time so you get enough of everything – keep an hour or two free for hanging with friends and exercise and reserve around eight hours each night for quality sleep.

6. Get fit, bit by bit.

You don’t have to thrash yourself for hours a day at the gym to stay fit. Switch to thinking about exercise as something you do every day so it becomes normal (or weird if you don’t do it). Think of an activity you can do that you’ll find easy and will look forward to doing. Regular exercise each day will make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing.

There you have it – six tips that’ll help you adult like a pro, so you can focus on fun stuff.

Why not get started with something easy, like getting health insurance sorted? Get an online quote with nib today and you can be covered in minutes.

There you have it – six tips that’ll help you adult like a pro, so you can focus on fun stuff.

Why not get started with something easy, like getting health insurance sorted? Get an online quote with nib today and you can be covered in minutes.

Important things to know

Information correct as at September 2018