Saturday, January 20, 2007

SMART Habit Saturday

So for the last few weeks my habit has been to clean one hour each day. I have not always done it, the last few days I've hardly done any at all, but because I have done it most days my house really is getting cleaner. Laundry and dishes are staying done, and there isn't as much to pick up. I also added on last wee, to get dishes done by putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher right away and unloading it once it's done. There have been a few times where I haven't gotten to it right away but for the most part it's been done. I don't have huge piles of dishes cluttering the sink and counter. So, I'm going to keep working on these goals, and start a new one today.

My new goal is to brush my teeth twice a day. I should be doing that already, in fact I'm supposed to brush a whole lot more than that because I wear braces, but I was never instilled with good teeth cleaning habits and it is hard for me to remember. So twice a day is my goal for now.

Head over to The Lazy Organizer to join in SMART Habit Saturday!

14 comments:

Tirzah said...

Good luck! I am pretty bad at that, too. I have always had good luck with healthy teeth. As I get older, I am afraid that my bad habits may catch up with me...

Kara said...

I've always had hereditary bad teeth, my mom and brothers have horrible teeth too, no matter how often we brush. Every time I go to the dentist I have cavities and need fillings. It stinks :P And now that I have braces it's even harder to keep them clean, I can't wait until I get them off!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Great job on establishing so many habits! And even if we miss a day here and there, it is better to be flexible and do some things instead of doing nothing at all!

Good luck on brushing your teeth!

The Lynn/Coon Family said...

Good job on your cleaneer house! that's awesome!!!! And good luck with your teeth. I am on the "once a day plan" but I was blessed with easy, easy teeth!

Sandra said...

You're doing great with sticking to the chores at home.

I also found that if I do the laundry and then fold and put them up right away, I don't have to live out of baskets LOL I'm so bad, but I've been keeping to it the past 2 weeks and it's working wonders :)

Kimberly said...

Yay for good oral hygiene! No worries, it's addictive! Once you get used to that yummy just-brushed feeling, you'll never go back!

Good luck!

Duckie said...

I'm with Kimberly. Once you get used to it, it drives you nuts when anything is on your teeth. Ah, it's a wonderful feeling. Good luck with your goal!

misslionheart said...

Well done! Doesn't it give you a good feeling. I wore braces, and was *obsessed* with the cleaning routine!

Lorie said...

Good Luck this week at your new goal. I like making goals that make us feel better and help us keep better care of ourselves!

Becky said...

That's a great goal to add! I, too, am not great at brushing my teeth more than once a day! But, atleast I do brush them. ;) You are doing a great job with your cleaning ~ good luck with all your goals thus far! Have a great week!

Jen said...

My parents didn't instill great teeth brushing habits in us either. I feel like I'm starting over as an adult re-teaching myself all of these things they should have taught me. I try to do twice a day, but I'll admit that sometimes I forget at night. This is a great new habit. Good luck!

The Lazy Organizer said...

I think it's great to get started with the basics. I've been a good brusher but I never flossed until my dentist humiliated me several years ago and since then I've been flossing every single day. My mouth feels so much better!

I have terrible teeth too. I hope I'm doing a better job with my kids than my mom did with me.

Kara said...

I'm going to add in flossing too, once I get used to brushing more, it's just so hard to floss around braces!

~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

Brushing your teeth is a great goal. Once you develop the habit you won't regret it.

Good job on the house cleaning.

~Betty~