"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"
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 us.....at 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"