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Matt692
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Today has to be a point of change! My mind is all over, work is building up and I am not coping turning to gambling to relieve tension and cause double stress!

tomorrow I need a plan of action!

 

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Posted : 19th October 2020 10:30 pm
Matt692
(@matt692)

It is 3.00 am and I’m wide awake reading the forum feeling low! Full day of work to do no motivation and the thought just send me to think gamble! I just can’t seem to get myself up and at it! I veg feel c**P, eat rubbish and just get more and more less motivated to do anything! This then leads to gambling. Round the merry go round again!

i need to get off!

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Posted : 20th October 2020 3:57 am
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Dear Matt692

I am sorry to read you are finding it so hard at the moment, it is normal to to feel the way you do.  You don't have to be alone in this. We are here to support you with how you are feeling and look at ways we help you with the urges to gamble. 

Please feel free to contact the GamCare Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or Netline to explore the additional support available to you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you would like to talk to one of the GamCare HelpLine advisers.

Take care

JOhn

Forum Admin

 

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Posted : 20th October 2020 6:31 am
Matt692
(@matt692)

Day 1 - been a long day! Work at 6am and through to 6pm! Kept busy and got through some good work. Resti this evening and a early night 

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Posted : 20th October 2020 9:24 pm
Matt692
(@matt692)

Day 2 

today should have been a day on leave, however I made a decision to work after early plans fell through, this is a good choice for me at moment - last week I would gone for a day of betting and slots! 
so feeling content this evening 

onward and upward 

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Posted : 21st October 2020 7:23 pm
Matt692
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Day 3 - had a slightly better sleep night last evening, ready for the day ahead, reading Allen Carr book on the Addiction and the pleasure crutch, this really hit the spot with me feeling c**P, thinking gambling will make me feel better (and it does while gambling, or if you win, but there is no end!). Looking forward to read more

 

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Posted : 22nd October 2020 8:06 am
Matt692
(@matt692)

Day 7 - I have had a solid quiet weekend, no gambling and time to do other things - 2 hrs in garden , and then been out having a run first time for weeks (stopped while gambling increased) so all ok, looking forward to a weeks work.

 

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Posted : 26th October 2020 2:48 am
Matt692
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Wow is the week over - I have had a good week, initially driven from Sunday, I was persuaded /(forced) to do a job on Sunday that has been due for over a year! This led to a decision to do some exercises and this has continued through the week, my focus been much better alongside motivation. No gambling / no real thoughts I have been “too busy” there is a clear weakness of Poor motivation and then filling that with gambling. Exercise mental and physical is important to me, it fills time and helps motivate. Day 12 all good

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Posted : 31st October 2020 6:55 am
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