There are times when we take a moment to evaluate our habits, consider changes we need to make, create some sort of plan for doing so, and then resolve to really DO it and work hard to achieve that better lifestyle.
One such time is traditionally New Year’s Day.
But it also happens for me in the dentist’s chair.
“Let me just use this water pick for a bit…” Eesh! I promise to try harder…
“Could you tilt your head to the left so I can reach the back with my pointy sharp instrument?” Yikes! I promise to do better…
“Just try to relax your lower lip a little…” OUCH! I know, flossing is not optional!
I got a clean bill of health from the dentist, along with a new toothbrush and some floss.
But I also left with a head full of promises to myself about all the dental-ish things I could do better so maybe it wouldn’t be quite so…pointy the next time around.
There’s nothing like being captive in a chair with sharp instruments looming above you to make you reevaluate your lifestyle habits quickly and emphatically!
Here’s hoping these resolutions last a little longer than the ones I made on January 1st…