Right now I am sitting at the dentist’s office thinking about why it took me so long to get back here.
See, as a kid, I used to go to the dentist every 6 months religiously. Unlike so many people going to the dentists was never scary for me. I loved being a no cavity kid and celebrating how great my teeth were.
After leaving my home state of Utah, though, I stopped checking in with the dentist on my teeth. On some level, it was easy to justify because although I had had some chipping in the past I was relatively healthy. So this became a low priority year after year until it was almost 6 years since I had been to an actual dentist.
Now you may be thinking that I am going to tell you that I regretted that decision because now I have a build up of issues but the truth is I wasn’t wrong. My teeth still have no cavities and aside from a couple of sealants, I am in great shape. Even though things are all looking good I still realized something today that I want to share with you: the importance of checking in.
Checking in can come in many forms. Common forms of checking in is with our friends, family, work, and ourselves.
Check out this video on the importance of checking in: