Time, time, time
OK, so I am really buckling down and trying to change my bad habits. So, I brush twice a day, every day, that is a good thing. I rinse with an alcohol-based rinse once a day, Good? Not good? I floss with a flossing device about three times a week.
I am a comparative type of guy. Maybe if I just put the time into a realistic analogy, I can conquer my apathy for a great daily oral health regimen.
That being said, here are my wake-up calls:
It takes about a minute to floss.
- I sit at traffic lights for more than a minute.
- I wait in the drive-thru line at Dunkin’ Donuts® for more than a minute.
- I send meaningless text messages throughout the day totaling more than 5 minutes, every day.
- I check the stock market daily, way more than a minute!
- I can cut down my showers by at least a minute.
- I can spend one less minute a day picking out the exact tie that I am going to wear.
- I can put my Kindle away a minute sooner.
- I can go to bed one minute later every night.
Wow, that was pretty cathartic! When it comes down to it, if I am going to brush, floss and rinse every day, I have to make the choice to do it. If it is to be, it is up to me.