Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Answer Is Staring Us In the Face....

"When was the last time you woke up and wished you had just one more drink the night before? I've never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you'll get through anything"

Meredith Bell.

I came across this quote and I felt like the blindingly obvious had just smacked me in the face - how could I not see this before?

I never, no not once, wished that I had slurped down one more glass of wine the night before. And for that matter, I have never wished that I had eaten one more slice of cake, or one more plate of junk food, or one more ice- cream.....

And that, my friends, is the answer.

We NEVER wish we had more of the stuff that's bad for least, after the event. The morning after, it's always regret that we feel

"OMG, wish that I had stopped drinking sooner"

"I sure wish that I hadn't eaten so much cake"

"I didn't need to eat that plate of fries..."

That's the DEFINITION of shit. Stuff that makes us feel bad afterwards.

Now let's look at the good stuff....

"I wish I had one more hour at the beach, it was so much fun"

"I wish that I could hug Grandma one more time"

"I wish I could spend one more day on holiday with my husband...."


Bad stuff makes you feel bad and wish you hadn't done it.

Good stuff makes you feel good and wish you could do it more.

"Say this to yourself and you'll get through anything"



  1. Yes. This. Thank you. I always say that about everything (pardon my absolutism). No one has ever said, "Wish I didn't make it to the gym so many times last week!" Hey, I sent you an email, replying to your website new years message. Did you get it? Not sure if that's a no-reply or not. Is there a better email address?

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  3. SO true!
    I just finished eating a bunch of chops at 12:30 in the am, and I already am thinking I wish I hadn't done that!
    Not so with the apple I ate earlier.

  4. Brilliant! So true! Will tattoo it on my forehead xx

  5. Hey, you just blew me away. Oh, I've heard the phrase, you never regret not having one more drink, but I've never turned it on it's tail and thought about the things I regret not having one more of. This is going to change my outlook. Thank you.