Sressed out: time poor Brits spend 13 days a year on 'life admin' and running errands

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Psychologist reveals the impact this has on mental – and physical – health

  • The average UK adult spends nearly 34 minutes every weekday doing “life-admin” tasks such as insurance and banking1
  • Running errands takes up 37 minutes a day out of a Brits weekday routine
  • Adults with both children and parents as dependents spend an additional 2.2 days a year on “life admin” compared to those without any dependents
  • Almost two thirds of Brits believe their current routine has a negative impact on them and their health
  • Expert psychologist, Richard Daniel Curtis, has commented on the findings and shared tips on how to avoid feeling overwhelmed

From filling out forms to organising your finances, research from  Admiral MultiCover reveals the boring but essential “life admin” tasks can take up an incredible 13 days a year of Brits’ valuable time.

On average people estimate that they spend 34 minutes every weekday on “life admin” and as much as 37 minutes a day just running errands – that’s just under six hours every week on life admin and errands.

One in 10 adults feel these tasks take up more time than they should and for some people, time spent on them can increase by more than a third.

Sandwich generation Brits with both children and parents as dependents spend an additional 2.2 days a year on “life admin” compared to those without any dependents.

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