Well I joined this forum last week. Felt good explaining my gambling habits. Me be r gambled during week but to be honest a never really did was mostly weekends. It’s Friday and as soon as mid afternoon hit I started to really struggle. I bought a few scratch cards earlier. I can’t use my own accounts as on gamstop but a friend who I’m with and who is unaware of my account problem let me deposit in to there account. Played around for about an hour and as usual lost. Now it was not a big loss as I only deposited £20 but it now has me wanting more and I’m looking at ways to gamble. I need to break to habit off “it’s a Friday time to play slots”. I’m annoyed at myself as I never even made it one Friday without gambling. I’m now looking for things to do rather than try gamble. If I could only bet £20 and be content I wouldn’t mind and even thought I’ve not lost a great deal and won’t miss the £20 it’s the feeling I now have off feeling like I must play slots. Thin in future I just have to fight the urge to play any amount to start with and I reckon it will be easier. Finding it harder at the moment as ive played that £20 and want more.
Dont be discouraged this is a very hard habit to kick. I know all to well as when I was hitting the slots hard I lost 4k in one weekend. Theres a saying I live by you never fail as long as you dont give up, and it's TRUE. Your on the right path and we are all here for the same reasons. You will get there and remember Rome wasnt built in a day, one step, one day at a time slowly but surely will get you there.
My biggest issue was recently due to not being able to go out much places my Friday night routine was sat playing slots as well as a Saturday so now when I’m sat at the weekend it feels like I should be doing it. I just need to start something else that keeps me occupied. The shop in my street I know all the staff and I go there 2-3 times a day I’m going to ask if they can refuse to sell me scratch cards in future.