How do you feel about ‘life admin’? Are you the type who likes to get it done right away or do you procrastinate until it’s almost too late?
According to new Medibank research, Australia currently has 238 million ‘life admin’ items on its collective to-do list, with the average person grappling with 13 outstanding tasks. That’s why it comes as no surprise that two in three (64%) Australians feel their ‘life admin’ to-do list is becoming ‘never-ending’, and three quarters (76%) feel a sense of dread regarding their to-do list tasks.
‘Life admin’ woes putting health at risk
The research found Australians are struggling to keep up with ‘life admin’, particularly when it comes to their health. The findings show a quarter of us (23%) are more likely to put up with health symptoms instead of seeking professional help. One in four Aussies (25%) turned to the internet for answers because they couldn't conveniently access doctor, with women turning to 'Dr Google' more often than men (31% vs. 19% of males). What’s more, women were also found to be more likely to avoid important medical appointments (75% vs. 62% of males).