January 15th, 2018
We still can’t believe the new year is finally here! A new year is the perfect time to hone in on the things you want to accomplish and make a plan to set everything in motion. We know that may be hard to do after the holidays, but once you get going you’ll be happy you did!
At Marcel Orthodontics, we believe in making a plan and sticking to it. No ifs, ands, or buts. Whatever you commit to, you commit one hundred percent. Once your plan is made, enlist a buddy to help keep you accountable. Friends are great motivators and will be the first to tell you when you’re slacking. Lastly, don’t get overwhelmed. Take it one step at a time and remember that whatever your goals are, you’re doing them for you.
We also believe that calendars and consistency go hand in hand. Writing everything you need to get done down on a calendar will you help you visualize when you need to do it and help keep you accountable. If there’s something you’re looking to do more of this year, writing down the days and times you want to do it on your calendar is a great way to stay consistent. This even applies to your dental health! You might think it sounds silly, but scheduling in specific times to dedicate to your dental routine can be a great way to ensure your teeth are getting the care they need.
Another great way to stay consistent this year and make things easier for yourself is by taking some time to meal prep. Stir-fry is one of our favorites because it’s so easy to put together. You can use leftover veggies and proteins in the fridge and toss them up with some garlic and soy sauce. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and it’s delicious, too!
In 2018, we’d also love it if everyone kicked negativity to the curb. We want this year to be filled with smiles, laughter, and kindness instead. We have a wall in our break area where our staff will write notes to each other. It can be a “thank you” or a “good job”, but it’s always a source of encouragement and positivity for our team.
We can’t wait to see all our patients in the office the year and hope to see some new faces as well!