A man wrote a story about how he was able to keep on top of doing the dreadful tasks like running in the morning and flossing for example. Imagine a waterfall task where you do one thing that leads to another and so on. Driving from home to work for example, you walk out the door, get into your car, turn on the car, put on your seatbelt and begin driving. It is a task we do without thinking but have learned previously how to do it that way. He wrote a ritual that was his ideal morning and would flow with his needs and schedule. He would wake up in the morning, put on his workout clothes and after the clothes came the shoes. After his shoes were on he headed out the door and began his run. He mentioned that after his run he would take a shower then after the shower he began brushing his teeth and immediately after bruising ended he began flossing. He also mentioned that he chose to make it a priority task because poor dental genes run in his family and he wanted to have teeth when he was old. So having a specific ritual and a dramatic why might influence you to stay persistent. Stick with it a while and your mornings will feel like driving a car.
De Nece Q.
I'm finding that the fabulous app is helping me keep consistent. I don't always do it at the time it's set for but I am on track for flossing daily. Choose an early time, that way you can still get a floss in at some time during the day even if you miss your set time.
Try doing it at the same time everyday and connect it with something you're already doing. I take medication before I go to sleep, so I floss before I take my meds.
I have the same problem. Lately it's become better. I decided to just floss one tooth minimum daily. Usually this leads to me flossing all of them but just keeping the habit going has helped make it easier.
- How do I stay motivated to floss late at night?
- do you use the floss habit as a reminder to brush your teeth or a reminder to actually floss? i’m not american (i know you guys floss like no other and i wish i was like that) and i have these retainer braces?things? like just a wire behind my teeth and cant use the thread ((and also depression which means struggling to take care of personal hygiene at times so i need reminders to brush my teeth…))
- Why do I need to floss my teeth? How can it help?
- Does anyone floss multiple times a day?
- How long does it take before starting a flossing routine does not hurt anymore?
- For drinking water in the morning, we left a cup of water on the counter overnight. What can you do to prompt flossing for the next morning?
- How do you ensure you floss every day?
- How do you do it in under two minutes? Any tips?
- It’s hard to get motivated to fast how do you motivate yourself to floss
- How do you motivate yourself through the first days when flossing is painful?