Early on in January I posted about how I’m going to pick little mini goals to accomplish throughout the year and practice that goal into the ground for 21 days so it becomes a habit. You can read more about the "rules” in the post, but for my first goal, I picked become a more patient driver. Well, it’s been 21 days since I set out on accomplishing my goal…How did I do?
I consider it a success! I still speed a little, but my heart rate no longer increases when I’m behind a slooow driver and there’s nothing I can do about it. I just accept that I’ll be driving a little slower – because really, just getting impatient will do more harm than good. And it won’t get me where I’m going any faster. Mission accomplished!
So now that the first 21 day bout is up, what’s next? I’m going to continue my new habit of practicing patient driving, but it’s also time to accomplish a new goal…
…which is flossing every night! This one is SO hard for me. Every time I go to the dentist, I come home and floss the next three days, and then I stop. I don’t floss. It’s so bad! So for the next 21 days, I’m transforming into a flosser
I’m going to help myself out by…
- Washing my face and getting ready for the next day (getting coffee ready, setting out humidifier, etc) before I head downstairs to relax for the night instead of leaving it to do right before bed. This way, I’ll only have to brush my teeth and floss right before bed!
- Buy some of the bottom retainer threaders. I still have a bottom retainer – and this is the main reason I hate flossing. It’s so cumbersome!
- Thinking of the $$$ I’ll save on dentist work
So here it goes, tonight begins night one! Here goes nothin!
Do you floss regularly? Have you always? Or are you like me and would make your dentist shake his head?
Well I’m off to get dinner ready for later tonight and then head into the gym to train! Having a good Monday so far? I hope so!!