I have now gone five days without gambling since I realised at the weekend that I was a compulsive gambler. For the past few months I have had almost continuous bets running throughout the day. Since the lockdown started gambling became something that needed to be done to pass the time whereas before I did it occasionally for fun. I guess I just wanted to ask what were your inspirations to give up gambling for good (how do you motivate yourself) and secondly what do you fill your time up with now.
Inspirations are my new wife, my family, my own self respect and to be perfectly honest - just to see a stable bank balance.
I have gone 50 plus days with great difficulty but my motivation was to find more productive things to do with my time such as walking and getting myself fit physically and mentally. And it’s true that as a few months go by and a couple of salary payments go in as well, you surprise yourself with how much more cash appears to be in your account.
keep going because the rewards are so worth it.
My inspiration to stop gambling is simple, DEBT! However, I too am wondering how people are filling their time post gambling addiction. Today is my first gamble free day and I’m finally realising how much of my time was taken up by gambling! I’m excited to see what I can accomplish in the time I would usually gamble but I’m feeling a bit lost! I thought I’d feel good but instead I’m feeling abit hopeless. When I was gambling I was living under the illusion that one day I’d win big and all of my problems would be solved.. now I’m feeling like there isn’t much hope for me. It’s strange because I know being gamble free is my only option to sorting my life out!
Woukd love to hear how everyone is getting on.
I hope you’re still doing well mg520198