No not the Floss dance, I’m talking about good old fashioned flossing my teeth! The importance of creating routine in my life is super key. I think with anyone’s life it is super key, but I can only speak for myself. With 3 children, and a spouse that works long hours outside of the home, it is important for me to organize and prioritize to make sure tasks get done in my business, and with my family.
On January 1, 2019 I decided I was going to floss my teeth every night before I went to sleep. Sumer (my wife) and I decided we would call it “The Floss Challenge”. This one small act at night gave me the momentum I needed to start creating more healthy habits in my daily life like drinking more water, taking time to work out, to practice more yoga in the morning, to start a running journey, to be more efficient with my time and not waste it. There have been days where I was sound asleep on the couch and woke up at 12-1 am and instantly thought I need to go floss my teeth, I’ve made a commitment and I am sticking to it. To me this is yoga. I say it all the time, the way we do one thing is the way we do everything. I preach integrity all the time to my children, and how important it is to live with integrity. If you say you’re going to do something then DO IT.
So I challenge you. What is one thing you can incorporate into your daily routine right now and stay committed to it? Maybe you’re already flossing your teeth every day, but struggling in another area that you’d like to establish a healthy habit in like drinking half your weight in ounces of water, or meditating daily, or going for a walk without your phone. Empty words and broken promises don’t feel good. Setting yourself up for failure is silly too. What can you commit to right now and stick to it? 2020 is on the horizon and there is no better time than the present to get serious about changes that you are looking to incorporate into your life.
My goal is to establish a 10 minute minimum meditation practice each and every morning. I have found myself many times completing these 21 day meditation challenges by Deepak Chopra and then as soon as day 22 hits falling off. Not this time I tell myself, this time is different because I’ve put in the work to now understand how amazing it feels to create a routine of positive things that bring big shifts in your life. One simple act, one small step goes a long way. Let this be the invitation to just do one thing that you can feel good about every day to get you moving in the right direction. You got this.