When I did my Fourth and Fifth Step of AA, I stopped obsessing on my life. Up until that point, I had spent the time obsessing on my life and walking backwards in life.
Now, I am able to life one day at a time in the present. Once in a while I get upset about certain things. Like tonight there was a show on NCIS about a Marine being drugged with steroids. I was upset, because I remember it was not until I stopped drinking that I started having memories of combat that are not on my records. It is that part of my life that I can get really upset if I spent any time on it.