Thought I'd post an update to these threads:
I used to be a Sports betting addict, where at the height of it, I would spend my salary, max out my credit cards (2 at a time), take pay day loans, and have ZERO savings. I lost relationships, friendships - it was a truly dark period of my life, which was out of control after my break up.
In total I must have lost over 20k to Gambling.
Fast forward, 331 days since I last gambled I have now over 9k saved up, and have spent money on more meaningful things, personal training, self-development (courses) - where in that time I am in the best shape of my life, and doing well professionally.
The secret to stopping was a tool called 'GamStop'.
A UK self exclusion scheme. I made a stupid mistake deactivating it in the past, and it lead to gambling, but since then it is on, and has literally saved me from financial ruin. I highly recommend any addicts battling their addiction to sign up to it.
Massive congratulations dark horse!!! Well done and keep going one day at a time! My CG partner also has a personal trainer and is very happy to be able to afford one! He looks forward to his session every week. 🙂
it’s amazing , I was gambling to make additional income, after all that time, turns out that just saving your money is the best way to make money.
it is also looking like this Xmas is the first where I’m not broke.
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