It has been a tough 12 days.. but im 12 days gamble free!
I am feeling proud that i have been able to get this far so far! I am still feeling guilty and rubbish because of the amount ive gambled over the last 6 months or so. Its also hard because im not really seeing the results of being gamble free yet as i still havent got money in my account really, i have £70 which is more than ive had since the 7th! but that money has to stay there for a hotel on saturday for my sisters wedding, my dad is very kindly giving me the rest of the money for the hotel and some for food while we are there!
I cant wait to start feeling happy again! i am waiting for a phone call to talk to my doctor about my mental health because it has done down hill a lot the last 12 days, im ready to get the support from my gp as well as on here and from family,
Time to start living life properly!
Glad to see you are posting in the Recovery Diaries section. Well done on being 12 days gamble free, like you said it hasn't been easy but you pulled through. Things will get better with time and you will start to see all the benefits and positives of making the decision to be gamble free.
I hear your mental health has been impacted over this period, it is positive you have contacted your GP to get support with this. If you need to talk about this, you can also contact MIND or the Samaritans.
I would also encourage you call our helpline on 0800 802 0133 or on Livechat where you can talk to our friendly advisors about your situation. Our helpline is open 24 hours.
Wishing all the best and hope you get all the support and encouragement within your recovery.
Keep posting and sharing!
Day 22 Gamble FREE!!!
Feeling good today! has been 3 weeks and 1 day since I last spent money on gambling!
Still been a tough few weeks due to not having any money at all, couldn't spend what I did have as had to use that for a hotel and stuff for my sisters wedding! Which was AMAZING! If I was still gambling, then we would not have stayed in a hotel for the night because I would have gambled that money.
Pay day in 5 days! I am excited for a pay day for once! I will actually have money spare! It is going to be difficult not being able to gamble and the money being there, but already have plans for what I can do with some of the money! (For distaction to not gamble).
I will be able to save money for holidays, our own place, plan a wedding, save for a wedding, treat us all!
I am excited for the future!
Sammie Xoxo <3
Well done on 22 days!
It will feel great for you to have disposable income again when payday comes. Have you thought about how you could protect that money so you can put it aside for your future plans?
I'm sure other forum members will have some suggestions and you're also welcome to contact us on 0808 8020 133 or on Livechat.
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