Today marks my 365th day gamble free. That's one whole year.
I have savings in my bank.
My wife has savings in her bank.
I am no longer stressed and anxious
We have already bought my sons birthday present for July and one of my step daughters birthday presents for December.
This time last year I would be scrimping to even buy a coffee on my way to work. And worrying about birthdays and Christmas.
Do I consider myself cured. NO. I do sometimes wonder if I could gamble a little bit and I often come to the conclusion that where I'm at now psychologically is a far greater place to be.
I still have a huge debt and Step Change have been fantastic in dealing with that for me and my creditors.
Being gamble free is doable its hard work some days but it's so much easier than stressing about how I'm going to pay bills and buy gifts for my children
I guess I can only say is when your having a bad day and you feel you have an feeling to gamble. Look at what you have done in a year. The things you have bought, the coffee you can buy without even thinking about it.
again congratulations and keep the Hard work going. I bet your family are so proud
Well done! You’re doing great but don’t think I’ll just stick a tenner on here it will be fine because it wouldn’t! Life is so much better without it so leave it alone! Keep checking your savings account so you don’t feel tempted! Put the tenner in the bank instead of some big fat casino owners lol keep up the good work I can’t wait till I can say I’ve been gamble free for 365 days that is mega!!!
Well done, tremendous work and just think what you will have in another year, and then beyond that, based on what you've managed to accumulate in the last 300+ days.
Though some people can probably hide/control them better than others, it's not just the accumulated savings too but also the lack of S****y emotional swings that can take over when in the midst of this addiction. Not just the money you've saved, but all the stress and worry too. Well done.