I’m following your story as it’s very similar to mine. Im at the 2 week stage at minute and it’s easy to become complacent.. Just think of the bother it’s caused you.. for me it’s about protecting my mental health now as it deteriorates when I’m gambling. Each day your head hits the pillow and you haven’t bet your winning mate just remember that
Day 12 today & the morning of my 31st Birthday, feeling great and not struggling from any urges currently, still taking it day by day but am feeling very confident that my final bet ended at the age of 30. Long road ahead but being a positive as possible, changing my ways and changing from a loser of a man to a good man. Got a good few jobs lined up to get done In my new house, Jobs that wouldn’t be getting done if i was continuing to gamble, quite frankly they are a lot more important than giving all my money to some s**m bag bookmakers.
Happy birthday Craig. Well done on your gamble free days you're doing really well. There will be holes in the road but as long as you go around them not down them the gamble free days will carry on ticking up. I expect you like me are enjoying being more stable not having the adrenaline fuelled highs and the despairing lows. Life is calmed life is better. Enjoy your day
Day 14 of no gambling, feeling brilliant, much happier in myself, and my sleeping pattern slowly is getting better, not worrying about money or my next bet. Still early days but it’s surprised me how quick my gambling urges have stopped compared to previous attempts of giving up. I think a lot of people come to a point in their life when they say enoughs enough and I truly believe that’s were I am right now. Sick and tired of the heartache, pain and shame that comes with gambling. Finally on the road to turning my life around.
Day 17 gamble free and I must say I feel fantastic, certainly a long road ahead but it keeps getting easier and easier. Last few days I’ve had no urges and no dreams about gambling, to be honest gambling hasn’t even entered my thoughts in last couple of days. Glad to say I am completely out of the poor me and feeling sorry for myself stage like us gamblers do. This site has helped me a lot, I’ve read a lot of success stories and it’s really put a smile on my face knowing that so many people are winning this battle, I’ve also read so many poor me and feeling sorry for myself stories and that’s also helped me because it’s made me realise I don’t want all that negativity in my life & I certainly don’t want to ruin the lives of my most loved over being a weak minded addict.
Keep it up mate ur making great progress just been reading through ur posts there. I’m 22 days at min so similar timescale to you - fog is starting to lift and heading to turkey tomorrow for family holiday for a week so taking that opportunity to clear my head. Trying not to think about it though as everytime I count days I fall back into it. Stay strong stay positive.. simple really just don’t put a bet on and things will improve 👍👍
Day 21 gamble free, feeling so much happier as each day passes, not stressed or worrying about money. Absolutely zero urges, feeling like I have grown out of gambling and the mood swings it brings. I will never gamble again, I’ve said it many many times but this is the first time I actually 100% believe it. I am not prepared to put my family through future pain and heartache.