I can’t recall the exact day but my 1 year anniversary of being gamble free comes up in March and I will no doubt be posting again to mark the occasion.
I am extremely proud of myself to get this far and haven’t felt better. I of course miss the excitement but it was ruining my life.
The biggest help was signing up to GamStop and having every measure in place to eliminate the temptation. Luckily I have a supportive partner and parents that have stuck with me through this journey.
The nicest feeling is knowing I have healthier finances, I will be debt free this year, and despite having a good job/salary, paying my debt off, cost of living etc. I still have plenty of money to treat myself and book holidays etc (when we can travel!)
I honestly lost the appreciation of money and can only blame myself for the mess I was once in.
Keep strong during these difficult times, and if you feel / know you are a problem gambler, please take action and put everything you can in place to stop this evil addiction.
Take care and stay safe everyone.
This inspires me also... im only 5 days in myself but hopefully im able to post the same outcome in 11 months time..
Do you find your general homelife alot better now also knowing you dont have the pressure of losses hanging over or the feeling you have just wasted what could have been a nice holidays money,
i wish there was a fast forward button...Well done and keep it up
this is a BIG HUGE inspiration to me . I have been gamble free for 3 weeks now and seeing your story has helped me massively. I hope to be able to inspire people in a years time with my story. The big thing for me is telling my husband and family. I have their support and to be honest I don’t miss the gambling at all ... i hope this feeling lasts forever. I used to disappear of a night to my bedroom and gamble making some excuse or another. Now i look forward to sitting with my husband talking about the day and doing normal things like watching TV or reading!! Again thanks for your post and well done you. When you are allowed to that money will go on a well deserved holiday 😄