With such busy lives, it is easy to forget really important things that you need to do. Next time you’ve got an hour free, get on the phone and make these ten appointments. You wont regret it.
When was the last time you went to the dentist? If it’s more than six months ago, then you really should make an appointment as soon as you can. If you can’t find an NHS dentist in your area, then look into dental insurance. You may find your employer offers it as part of a flexible benefits package, but if not, take a look on comparison sites such as Money Supermarket. You’ll be surprised at how cheap some of the packages can work out at. By going to see your dentist regularly, you’ll save yourself money in the long run too. And let’s face it, you don’t want to be wearing dentures at your age do you? Make that appointment today!
If you’re young fit and healthy, it’s easy to think that you don’t need to see a doctor. And, chances are that you’re right. But it doesn’t do any harm to have an annual routine checkup. They’ll do some basic checks on you such as blood pressure and ask you questions about your lifestyle. You’ll walk out of there feeling great if you get the allclear, and if they do find anything wrong with you, it will be caught early and should be much easier to treat.
We all think that we’re going to be young, free and single forever, but in the blink of an eye you’re married with kids and mortgaged up to the hilt. If you’re not doing anything with your money at the moment, it’s worth going to speak to an independent financial advisor. They’ll look into your current financial position, discuss where you want to be in the future and give you options of what you can do to help achieve this. It might be annoying to put money away every month when you could be out partying, but you’ll be glad you had the odd night in years to come and financially secure.
You might not realise your eyesight is getting worse until it gets really bad, so it’s worth having your eyes tested every year or two. It’s amazing the difference a pair of glasses or contacts make when you’ve been unknowingly struggling for some time. The eyes can gives vital clues to your overall health too, so the early signs of a whole manner of diseases can be spotted early, enabling treatment to begin earlier and be more effective. There are some fantastically fashionable spectacles on the market and if they’re not for you, contacts are easier to wear than ever.
Exercising is great, but exercising effectively is even better. Whether you are a seasoned gym goer or complete newbie, then consulting a personal trainer is a great idea. The benefits for the newbie are obvious, being shown the right way to do things is a good foundation to build your fitness regime on. But for those that are regular gym goers, why should you see a personal trainer? We’re not suggesting that you see one every week, but a yearly check on your technique and schedule is tremendously useful. Bad habits can creep in over the course of a year, and can seriously hamper your efforts without realising it.
We can all be so busy these days with work, home life and our hectic social lives that we can lose touch with some of our oldest and closest friends. You may be surrounded by a lot of people who are friends now, but just how many of them know the real you? The people that you grew up with and went to school with share a special bond with you, and you’ll feel so much better giving some time to your old friends. Don’t be content with a message exchange on Facebook – meet up, have a drink, have a laugh and you’ll wonder why you didn’t do this sooner.
Are you happy in your job? That’s great news if you are, but if you’re not, it’s a miserable existence dragging yourself into a job that you hate every day. Happy or not, it’s never a bad idea to go and see a recruitment consultant just to see what other opportunities are out there. You might find out that other companies are paying far more for your role, or that there are far more development opportunities elsewhere. Even if you decide to stay in your current job, you’ll have some great information to bargain with when it comes to your annual salary review.
If you’ve had unprotected sex in the past, do yourself a favour and visit your local STD clinic. You might think you’re clear and show no symptoms, but there’s only one way to know and that is to get tested. If you settle down, you don’t want to be answering some awkward questions from your new girlfriend, as she finds herself riddled with gential warts or chylamidia.
No, not one of those types of massage (although if you really want to…). No, we’re talking a professional, relaxation massage. You may not think that you are stressed, but you’ll be surprised just how relaxed you will feel after a good massage, which just goes to show how tense you were previously. Quite often, you’ll be told not to drive to an appointment as you’ll be so relaxed after the treatment that you won’t be fit to drive for an hour or two. Imagine how good that feels…
If you find yourself drifting along in life without very much direction, visiting a life coach might be the answer. A life coach will discuss with you your hopes and ambitions, look at your skills and qualifications as well as your relationships and help put into place positive plans to make your life better. It might all sound a bit too good to be true, but some people swear by them, so there’s no harm in trying is there?