Flossing

I started a tiny habit: flossing my teeth.

I have been trying to start flossing for many months now. I brush my teeth every night but I know brushing twice a day is not enough to keep a really good dental hygiene. I knew I needed to start flossing at some point because it is good to floss.

While I was learning about tiny habits a few years ago, I read BJ Fogg’s suggestion of flossing just one tooth to start with. That advice sounded great. But I did not really  start. The other day I saw Colgate floss boxes near the supermarket checkout and brought one of them home. My six year old son wondered and asked what is it for. I explained him. Then I let the floss sit in my bathroom cabinet for many weeks. My son reminded me a few times, but I said I need to learn how to floss and that I will start soon. But that’s just an excuse. I was just lazy and did nothing for many weeks.

Finally I stopped kidding myself and started flossing. I flossed for last three nights. It feels good to actually start flossing and I know I won’t stop.

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