After a few years without a bet the wheels have well and truly fell off again. This is an absolutely horrible addiction which if you aren't a compulsive gambler its difficult for others to understand. I went 5 years without a bet on this site previously so my main aim is to check in on a daily basis and try not to gamble for as long as possible. I am weak just now so today I haven't had a bet. Here goes.......
Another day gamble free yesterday. Checking in for today. Busy work day ahead so should avoid having a bet. Urges are plenty at the minute though due to my financial situation being as worse as it's ever been. Went onto a gambling site to see if was allowed and I'm pleased to report the gamstop is in place. Today I won't gamble Best of luck people this is an awful addiction.
Well done on another day g free. Strange that, i was reminded by my counsellor yesterday about how I was at the start of the sessions and she did note that all I was bothered about was financial hardship. It is indeed strange how over the time, finances do take the back seat and we start to concentrate on other issues we are dealing in life.
Allow yourself some time, financial situation will keep improving. ..keep making the right choice.
We also talked about blocks and when I was asked would I gamble if I didn't have them in place, i immediately replied I would as some days were really difficult. So...even if they're not the end and cure of addiction, they do make massive difference for us huh.
They do work and I am glad more and more physical blocks are out there for us to help to keep ourselves safe.
Wishing you well, one day at a time.
Checking in, Ascot has come and gone and im happy I didnt have a bet as with my previous post urges to bet were there.
Glad I blocked all the gambling companies on my phone. This is definately working as too many times in the past I was weak enough to start a gambling spree.
Counselling went well booked another 3 sessions within next few weeks.
Wow it's been over a month since I posted.
I am pleased to report counselling is going well and I remain in control with the old odaat technique.
No lie, there have been urges to place that bet but as I keep stating having gamblock on my phone is an absolute gem. If you're serious about quitting this is a MUST for ALL your devices that you can access gambling.
I am slowly getting my life back and not spending hours on my phone touching buttons hoping for that big win or chasing losses.
This is an illness that I have accepted will never go away as there will ALWAYS be urges to have a bet but by taking it odaat I can control it and get through life as best as I can.
Today I will not bet,tomorrow is another challenge but i will worry about that tomorrow.
It's a very slow process but there are shoots of recovery and it's good to wake up knowing I have had a succesful day bet free.
There is far more to life than stressing over gambling.
There are and will be many worse or better off than me but all I can focus on is me,what's lost is lost, I have accepted that and slowly moving on.
It's a *** of an addiction but with the correct tools in place I can do this.
Bestest wishes in this fight.