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How To Make The Best Out Of Your Life

Updated on July 20, 2014

Beings we all only have one life to live, you may want to ask yourself "how to make the best out of your life?"

I guess it is all up to each individual whether or not he/she would want a happy life and strive for better things in life, or just take what we have and be happy with that. Some people are just content with the way their life is without wanting to improve their life and try to make things a bit easier and happier.

There are so many things in our life that we can do to make this one and only life a happy and enjoyable one.

I have to just mention, as I always do in my hubs and articles about drinking alcohol. By drinking alcohol your life will never be the best it can be. You will slowly destroy not only your body and mind, but will take down people that love and care for you. You will destroy their lives right along with yours.

You may not know it is happening, or you just maybe blinded by this addiction to alcohol you have, but believe me it is happening slow but sure. Little by little you are slowly ruining the one and only life you have. Trust me, alcohol and drugs are not the way to make the best out of your life.

If you want a great and healthy life, stay clean and sober and stay clear from those that may try to get you to ruin your life as they are ruining their own.


Here are a few things I have learned to make my own life better and hopefully some of these ideas may help you to live the life you so deserve.

  • First off, I stopped drinking alcohol. Drinking and abusing alcohol will hold you back from fulfilling many dreams and goals you might have. It did me.
  • Once clean and sober I then could give all my attention to my family and friends without alcohol standing in the way. For many alcoholics, alcohol usually comes before all else, including your own family.
  • You begin to spend quality time with your family and friends and being sober doing it. This way you can see and remember those fond memories of all the best days you had living life sober.
  • I really hate bringing up alcohol all the time, but I feel and know that alcohol has destroyed many lives and families, so it is so important to stay clean and make the best out your life and enjoy the family and friends you have. We only go around once in life so make the very best of your life while you can.
  • Think of things to do that will be fun with the family. Not everything cost tons of money to have a great time. Life is all that you make it. You can make it tough and hard on yourself, or you can have a simple yet happy life doing the simplest things.
  • Always think positive and keep a positive attitude in everything you do in life and by doing so, things will always work out in your favor. Negativity will get you nowhere.
  • Do what you love to do and what makes you happy.
  • Respect and love yourself before all others.


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lawrence Da-vid- Lawrence I first want to thank you for the service you have given to our Country. My hat off to you my friend. THANK YOU! I am sorry it has taken so long to reply to your comment. I am happy your life is back to normal and I will continue to write in hopes to help all those or at least let them know their life isn't over because they have an addiction. There is help if they truly want to be helped and hope they get the help they need.

      God Bless you and stay strong and well :)

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Thank you also for your comment. You know what you said about the children is so true. Oh I wish many times I could bring those years back again, they are so innocent and loving. Enjoy your Labor Day and make it a sober one :)

      carol7777 - Thank you for your kind words to me and thank for taking the time to read this. I was too very productive and believe it not many people never knew I had a problem with drinking.

      Leslie- Hello my friend!!! Thank you for your kind and touching words to me. I pray that your friend gets well soon and doesn't let the demons back into his/her life.

      God Bless you Leslie and have a wonderful Labor Day!!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      rcrumple - Thank you for your comment and thank you for your service to our Country! I can't imagine having to deal with those things and know why it would make anyone drink, but as you said it is sad that it was brought home as for some an addiction.

      God Bless You !!!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Strength and commitment radiates from every word you write! I am now dealing with someone who just got out of's...scary..

      Live strong, my friend!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I think that many alcoholics are often very bright and creative. It amazes me how many have pulled up the straps and continued to have a wonderful and productive life. When the addiction is there it has to be so difficult to release it. However you have said it all very well.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Good advice. Living life to the fullest is the way to go and not wasting it. What has always come to my mind is that children so thoroughly enjoy holidays and they have lots of fun. Difference between them and the grown-ups on holidays is that they don't drink alcohol. Therefore take a lesson from the children and enjoy the holidays sober.

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      Lawrence Da-vid 

      6 years ago

      Having spent decades in military service, I must agree with yourself and rcrumple. All too many people let alcohol and drugs ruin their life. Some call it escape or inability to face every day reality, and must escape. When in actuality, most drugs and especially alcohol are depressants, plus the escape is only temporary. I have taken time to work with veterans at our local Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in effort to overcome despondency and the inability to justify their wartime actions as necessary, thereby leaving guilt behind. I too went through that Vietnam conflict, and came out cold, remote, distant and having no value for life. After a six month stint at a hospital, I finally justified my behavior to myself and came back to what doctors called "normalcy" or whatever that is.

      So many men and women need a strong shoulder to help them along. Overcoming alcohol and drug abuse is not easy by any means, and these brothers and sisters need help from every avenue.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      While in the military, decades ago, I witnessed alcohol destry the lives of many families. What allowed an escape from reality overseas became a deadly foe to that reality at home.

      I applaud your efforts to help individuals that see the light of day, but constantly use alcohol to shade them from its brightness.

      Good luck!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Debby Bruck - Hello Debby and it is very nice to see you again. I hope all is well and thank you so much for reading and your kind words to me . You know, I once though, Oh boy I can make lots of money here, but I have bigger rewards just getting kind comment and knowing what I write is helping others. That alone is worth more to me than any amount of money.

      Nice seeing you Debby and God Bless you and yours !


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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Dear Mark ~ It's been some time since last I read your Hubs. I see that drinking alcohol weighs heavily on your mind and the difference it makes in a life to quit this addiction. Writing about it and influencing others in a positive direction must be the greatest reward for you; besides living a clean life with your family. Blessings, Debby

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      greeneryday- Thanks for reading and your comment. I am happy this helped you.

      All the best to you :)

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      6 years ago from Some tropical country

      A life experiences that anyone can learned from, I definitely learned something new today, thanks for sharing

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Curiad- Hello Mark, Thanks for reading and your comment. I always say now, "If you believe you will achieve !! All the best to you my friend :)


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      maggs224- Thank you for your comment. I really hope people learn from what I am writing and hope they realize that it is never too late to change your life.

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      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Relationshipc- Thank you so much for your kind words and comment. I unfortunately have experience in drinking and abusing alcohol and have learned it gets you nowhere in life but an early grave. I hope and wish that my hubs on my experience and what I have learned will help many of people in the world are are going through the same thing as I did.

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Well done mark, all we have to do to make the best is believe we can!

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      6 years ago from Sunny Spain

      Thank you for sharing your experiences in your hubs to help other people not go down the same road that you trod.

      I think articles like these are a great source of inspiration and encouragement to people who would like to follow the new path that you have taken.

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      6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      "Negativity will get you nowhere" - so true. There is always a positive way to look at a situation, negative event, or circumstance.

      BTW: I love that your a big advocate for sobriety! And not just someone who is preaching it, but someone who is living it. That is the best teacher.


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