Victor Hugo said, “Short as life is, we make it shorter still by the careless waste of time”.
Drinking alcohol is one of the biggest wastes of money, time, relationships, and life. You have the same 24 hours as the most successfull people on the planet. How you use those 24 hours is completely up to you.
It’s your time to do it now!
How’re you doing? I’m Kevin O’Hara for alcoholmastery.com.
Today’s topic is that you cannot create more time, only better choices.
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day.
You have the same 24 hours, and so do I.
It makes no difference how you think about this.
It makes a difference how you use the 24 hours.
That’s what is going to make a massive difference at the end of the day.
Making better choices does not equal getting you more time.
You still have the same 24 hours, the same amount of days in a week, weeks in a month.
You can’t gain more time, but making better choices means a better use of your time.
It means you get up in the morning and can achieve more in the same 24 hours than someone else who doesn’t make as many good choices as you.
Think about this from a perspective of alcohol for instance.
Think about how much time you waste.
Say you’ve got the same 24 hours as anyone else, but when you drink, you spend the time thinking about alcohol, actually drinking it, and you spend time in the consequences, and God knows how long that lasts.
I’m not talking about just the basic hangover, I’m talking about everything else that is involved with drinking; the hangover, the time that your brain is still under the influence of alcohol for maybe weeks afterwards.
Then look at time from the perspective of memory loss.
How much memories have you lost?
Not just things you don’t forget, but things you don’t remember.
Once you’ve been drinking for a long time, your brain starts to shut down when you’re drinking.
It starts to not even remember certain things.
That’s a blackout.
It’s not something you remember and you forget, it’s something that your brain isn’t even aware that it happened.
Your brain is shut down all the awareness that these things are happening, and you’ve lost it.
Plus there are the actual memories you’ve lost.
Most drinking sessions, you might come home from work, and you sit on the same couch and drink the same stuff.
Eventually, this thing becomes the same old same old.
One memory could be switched for a number of different months.
It all starts accumulating as one big drinking thing.
This is what I do, I drink.
For instance, if you drink tonight, and you’re drinking the same thing you did last night, it could be last night.
You could be remembering last night, or last week, or last year.
Same thing, different day.
What’s to say it wasn’t the same day?
Everything becomes accumulated.
What type of memory is that?
I’ve only realised it since I stopped drinking, that when you don’t drink, you tend to do different things.
You remember different things because you’re not caught up in doing the same old thing again.
In order to drink alcohol, you have to essentially do the same thing.
You can’t drink alcohol and go out driving your car.
You can’t drink and go walking.
You can’t drink and do so many different things.
So, once you’re in that mode of drinking, you’re isolated to doing a certain amount of things: sitting down, being in the same position.
Really, when you stop drinking, you are giving yourself the biggest gift, and that’s the gift of time.
You don’t get any more time, although you might at the end of the day.
I hope that I’ve extended my life by stopping quitting drinking.
Unless I get killed by a bus crossing the street.
I know that if I was to live until I die from old age or something, that I’m going to live longer because of the choices I’m making now.
It started out by stopping smoking, drinking and changing a lot of different things I put into my body.
That has gifted me more time, but it’s gifted me more quality time.
The 24 hours that I’ve got, I can now use in more productive ways.
I use them in better ways.
I make better choices and decisions.
My brain is not fucked up.
I’m able to think clearer thoughts.
It’s a way better lifestyle.
It’s a better way of dealing with things.
You can never change the amount of time you have.
Everyone has 24 hours.
But you can change what you do with the 24 hours.
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Take care, and keep the alcohol out of your mouth.
WAKE UP WITH DETERMINATION. GO TO BED WITH SATISFACTION.
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!