Just handling day-to-day tasks can be a monster achievement (seriously, we all deserve a medal), but sometimes it can be even harder to keep tabs on those to-dos that only need annual attention. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a checklist of 5 things you should be doing at least every six months.
Medical and Dental Checks
You know your body best, but you probably wouldn’t know whether your blood pressure is higher than usual or if your cholesterol is becoming a problem. Experts recommend getting a full medical check-up every six months. The reason for the frequency is so that your doctor can pick up any potential issues before they become serious problems. Treating medical conditions in the early phases usually means that there’s a higher chance of recovering so even though you may not want to see the doctor and the timing could be inconvenient, try to take the time and book an appointment in July.
Check your Finances
Being an adult means knowing what’s up with your financial health, too. It’s hugely important to understand where you stand with your finances, especially if you’re planning any big purchases before the end of the year or early next year. While you’re at it, consider scheduling an annual sit-down with a financial advisor as well to review your money, your plans, and any changes in the market that may have occurred over the year.
No matter how tidy your home is, you should be doing a full and thorough cleaning at least twice a year. Clean the carpets, wash the curtains, clear out old makeup and groceries and do a complete closet clean-up, where you throw away or donate any old clothes you haven’t worn in the last six months. A good old spring clean will help you cut down on clutter and help you keep a handle on things that could develop into problems later – like mould, blockages and even bugs. Sometimes you don’t see these things until you give your house a good cleaning.
Service your Car
You may not need a full service but be sure to have it checked so that you can rest assured that your vehicle is in the best shape possible. Things like the oil and water you can check yourself, but there are also some checks that should be done by professionals, like the alignment. Take your car over to your trusted mechanic and make sure that it stays reliable.
Declutter your digital space
Physical clutter is a problem, but digital clutter can be equally as bad. Take the time to clear out your Facebook friends list and the accounts you follow on Instagram. Do a profile clean up and remove any pictures that no longer represent who you are as a person – sometimes we share things without thinking, but prospective employers or partners will see those when they check your profile. Also, take the time to delete any files you won’t use on your computer and phone, so you have the space for the next six months of your life. No more New Folder (7)’s!!