Here’s the deal. I am a grown woman who lies to her dentist every six months. She ask if I floss, I say yes. It’s a little game we play. She knows I don’t floss. I know I don’t floss, and then we both pretend that I am over here flossing twice a day.
I don’t actually know why I don’t floss. It doesn’t take very much time. I have the time to do it. It’s not that I don’t care about my teeth. I’d like to have perfect pearly whites until I’m 80. But I still don’t floss.
Habits are hard to change. It is hard to adjust my routine. Hard to remember to do something new. Hard to add another step in my day. Often when we are trying to change a bad habit or create a good one, we fail. And when we fail once or twice, we tend to give up completely.
They say it takes 21 days to break a habit. I think it might take a little longer. But even so, 21 days is worth giving it a shot.
I am going to start flossing. What are you going to do?
Changing to good habits can change your life. Try making your bed every day for 21 days. Try running the dishwasher every night and emptying it every morning for 21 days. Try putting your phone in the same place when you walk in the door for 21 days. See how things are different in 21 days.
I’ll let you know how flossing is going.