John Mayer often takes a light-hearted approach to Twitter — like the time he admitted he spends too much time wondering if Nicki Minaj would like him or not — but this week he used the platform to celebrate an important personal milestone: He revealed it’s been a year since he stopped drinking.
“One year ago today, I decided to give drinking a break,” the singer wrote. “A very personal thing for everyone. For me, a constant return on investment.”
Mayer added that he shared his experience to let other people know that you can scale back if you feel the need to, even if “sobriety” might not feel like the right word for it. “I post this because I want people to know that ‘that’s enough for now’ is on the menu, so to speak,” he explained.
Earlier this year, Mayer spoke to Rolling Stone about his decision to give up alcohol, saying that while he “never had a serious issue with it,” he felt the need to take a break.
“Every time I drank, I was looking for some sort of regulated amount. It always feels wrong for me,” he said. “I always feel like I went overboard. ‘I said two, now it’s three, now we’re at four?’ I remember looking around going, ‘This feels rigged. I’m taking a break.’ There’s never an amount that felt like I was succeeding at life. It always felt wrong.”
Mayer admitted at the time that he replaced his drinking with marijuana, and that his “quality of life [had] gone up considerably.”
Here’s to making healthy decisions for oneself, even if it’s hard.
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