Since getting sober, I have never looked back on a particular period of difficulty I have made it through without using and said, “Man I wish I would’ve gotten drunk.”
I have never regretted choosing sobriety.
Very similarly, I have never made the statement, “Man, I wish I hadn’t exercised and eaten well today.”
I have however, regretted drinking, and regretted poor fitness decisions.
I had a realization in early sobriety that no matter what the struggle I currently face is comprised off, I’d prefer to come out on the other end still sober.
I have also learned that no matter what struggle I face in life, It is preferable to come out on the other side still fit. Therefore my focus while navigating difficulties are:
1) Stay sober
2) Stay fit
Funny how often, within doing what I need to do to maintain those states, solutions to my “problems” seem to materialize almost automatically.