It's TIME!.... time for a new 30 Day Challenge! Sometimes an idea for a new 30 Day Discipline comes to you all of a sudden. That's what happened to me today as I was sitting in the dentist chair getting my teeth cleaned. I need to floss more regularly! I have the cutest hygienist ever, I actually don't mind getting my teeth cleaned at all...it's kind of like getting to go catch up with Suzy! But...I've never been a good flosser, and I know I'm not the only one. As I was looking for some funny flossing quotes on Pinterest for this post....I was laughing so hard, because they're true!...
Suzy, my hygienist, was saying how she doesn't understand how women can be so disciplined when it comes to our other beauty routines...washing our faces every night, wrinkle cream rituals...day creams, night creams, sunscreens, serums. Why do I start out strong after a teeth cleaning with my flossing....only to fizzle out? Then panicking the night before my dental appointment, thinking they won't know I haven't been flossing if I floss for a couple of days before....they know.
I'm a good brusher...I use my Sonicare and everything! I start out with the best intentions. It's not that hard to floss. It doesn't take a long time. Why don't I stick with it? Why does this happen with many people? Well, today I change my story. I'm done saying "I'm not a good flosser."
I am a good flosser!! Thanks to Suzy...she reads my blog and she said, "This should be your 30 Day Discipline!" She totally called me out! She said, "You're so disciplined with your fitness, but not with flossing!" She's so right! I'm taking that challenge, starting today, and I plan to break my bad habit of NOT flossing! I plan to think of it as part of my beauty routine. I can honestly count on one hand how many times I've missed washing my face before bed. I just DO IT...flossing needs to become that important to me. This is going on my bathroom mirror....
I've always had excuses for not flossing...like many people do when they don't want to take responsibility. I know for me, my lower teeth are extremely crowded which makes flossing difficult. So...on a side note, I made a decision today to eliminate that excuse! For about a year, my dentist has been recommending a retainer for me to re-straighten my bottom teeth because it is affecting my cleaning. I'm done putting it off! I got impressions done today and will soon be reminded of my three years I spent in braces! But that's okay! In about six weeks I will have straight teeth...followed by a permanent retainer that won't show! I'm actually very excited about it, for cosmetic reasons too, they are getting crooked enough to bother me. I'll keep you posted on this new affordable retainer for front teeth...it's called the Inman Aligner that works quickly on cosmetic cases... in case anyone is interested in learning more. They are getting great results.
If you have a bad habit, it doesn't have to own you! YOU can change it....right now!! Who's with me? What do you need to change?
My next discipline is all about my smile... :) ....which will lead to me smiling even more...which will lead to even more HAPPINESS!! I WILL FLOSS DAILY FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS! I WILL WEAR MY RETAINER (when it comes) except when I eat, brush & floss. The longest I can have it out is for 4 hours at one time. That's my commitment....what's yours? :)