“Question tradition. Who says you have to keep your vitamins in the kitchen or floss in the bathroom? Maybe your vitamins need to be next to your computer. Or maybe flossing works best when you keep floss next to your TV remote. You’re a Habit Ninja, not a conformist. Find what works for you.” (BJ Fogg, Tiny Habits)
I keep some floss in the kitchen and in our living room.
It removes just enough friction that I’ll floss earlier in the night. Flossing is the part of my wind down routine that I look forward to the least, so I took it out of the wind down.
I just floss sort of whenever, sometime after dinner.
It’s the end of eating for the night, because I definitely don’t want to have to floss twice. There’s a bonus there because sleep is improved when not completely stuffed.
Then there’s just getting to bed in the first place. The friction of walking to the bathroom and flossing stood no chance against the frictionless behavior of lying on the couch with the TV on while scrolling on my phone.
I wouldn’t want to floss, so I’d stay up later, the night routine starts later, I’d sleep later, then get up later the next day.
Keep floss in the kitchen, wake up energized.