**This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant Professional At Home Teeth Whitening. All opinions and results are my own.
You may remember, this summer I cultivated a new habit of getting up before my kids. I loved that new routine, so it propelled me into thinking about other habits I want to cultivate.
Fast forward, to this fall. Our kids were back to a normal bedtime with school and I found after they went to bed, I flopped on to the couch to stare at my phone for the next 2 hours. I wanted to be more intentional with my downtime so I started a couple new habits, I thought I would share with you today and I have a fun giveaway for you to enter at the end so keep reading!
This time of year, we can get so busy with our to do list, it's nice to develop some routines that are good for us too! Are you starting any new habits lately?
1. Teeth Whitening
You all know I am an avid coffee drinker. With that comes staining, unfortunately. I had noticed the tooth discoloration and the more I do live video for the blog, the more I notice it. So, when Smile Brilliant shared their awesome professional teeth whitening system with me, I was more than ready to try it.
Their system is super easy to use, they give you step by step instructions for each part of the process. They even provide you with molding gel to make an imprint of your teeth. You mail the imprints in so your teeth whitening trays fit your teeth perfectly, optimizing the whitening experience. It took less than a week to get my trays back and I was ready to get whitening.
The great thing about the process was it helped me to cultivate those evening habits I had been wanting to try because I would brush my teeth (with just water), fill my trays with the whitening gel and then head down stairs and let the gel do the work. You can watch a video of how it works here.
2. Watch TV with my husband
We don't always love the same things on TV so we were excited when we found a couple of shows we both love. Right now, we are watching Poldark (PBS Masterpiece), This Is US (NBC) and Last Chance U (Netflix). If we are feeling like we need a good chuckle, we turn on a rerun of Friends. We normally get in one show a night and it's a great way to be together and relax!
3. Get Ready for Bed
I wash my face, change into my pajamas, remove my whitening trays and brush my teeth. Then I rinse out the trays, dry them and place the desensitizing gel in them and put them back in my mouth for 15 minutes.
4. Read for 15 minutes before bed
15 minutes is just the right amount of time to do a little reading before bed. I have always wanted to read before bed and since starting the habit, I have been reading so many more books. When the 15 minutes is up, I simply slip the trays out, rinse them off, and head to bed.
5. Go to bed on time
After a little reading, it's time for bed. No more getting lost on the internet and realizing it's way past my bedtime. I have been using the clock bedtime function. It plays a little sweet bedtime jingle when I have it programmed for bedtime (10pm), a great reminder to turn out the light and go to bed. Then, on weekday mornings, at 6:15am it plays a tune that gradually gets louder until I wake up. It's a fun hidden feature!
So there you have it, my teeth are whiter and brighter and I have made some new habits that will help me in the craziness of the holiday season. It's a win in my book. Have you ever heard of Smile Brilliant before? Are you an avid coffee drink like me?
If you are like me, you probably want to try this at home teeth whitening too. You can! One lucky tribe member will win their own set by entering here.
Don't worry, even if you don't win, Smile Brilliant is offering $15 off any tray set using the code perfectlyportfamily15. This giveaway is open to USA, UK, Australia & Canada residents.
Until next time, keep on keeping on with a joyful, faith-filled life. #tribekoko
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