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Activities to do instead of gambling!

What are some strategies when trying to quit or cut down? What works for you?
Lexie
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Re: RE: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:56 pm

Jigsaw puzzle is a great idea! And you can borrow them from local libraries.
Veronica (facilitator) wrote:Why not leave machines - poker machines, computers, smart phones etc - behind for a bit.

Do a Crossword puzzle.

Play solo card games e.g. Patience

Do a jigsaw puzzle - remember those, they take up hours.

Seeing you like a challenge Bull, how about you get a book of Menza Puzzles
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Catherine1
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Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:07 pm

Activities I do instead of gambling: Gardening, craft, cooking, catch up with friends I havent seen in a while, go out for a cuppa (I can afford it now I am not gambling), walking the dog, yoga, pilates, Metafit classes, puzzles. When you stop gambling, you can start to live again.
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Calvin (facilitator)
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Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 am

Great ideas everyone! keep up the great work!

Regards,

Calvin
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shaun1
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Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:44 pm

Netflix!
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kaizen
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Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:59 pm

Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:57 am

So I have recently stumbled upon the online survey industry. I have signed up to several of these sites where you get paid for completing online surveys of your opinions on a wide range of subjects (some are even about gambling habits).
My usual danger time for gambling are during my lunch break at work or late afternoon if I finish work early so I am going to use this time to do surveys instead.
It doesn't pay hugely well but it is easy. Very easy. I figure I can earn about $10 a day doing this meaning I will make about $2,500 a year if I only do it on weekdays.
That's my plan anyway, replace something that costs me a fortune with something that earns me a little.
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clearthatmind
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Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

Re: RE: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:52 am

Veronica (facilitator) wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:26 am
Why not leave machines - poker machines, computers, smart phones etc - behind for a bit.

Do a Crossword puzzle.

Play solo card games e.g. Patience

Do a jigsaw puzzle - remember those, they take up hours.

Seeing you like a challenge Bull, how about you get a book of Menza Puzzles
Thank you Veronica for opening up some of the things I used to really enjoy. Jigsaw puzzles in particular. I remember loving those before I started punting. This was 25-30 years ago. I got into crosswords as well. Chess was always interesting as well. This is my first post in this forum. I will have to introduce myself soon. I love reading the stories. I'm sure some will appreciate hearing mine as well
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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
clearthatmind
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Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 am

I have to say I had a bit of a laugh from that "netflix' comment. I have the gambling problem but it's my wife that it addicted to netflix
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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
clearthatmind
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Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:00 pm

I couldn't have said better myself!
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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
clearthatmind
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Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 pm

I really appreciate that post. It's so true. Love the words of wisdom. They can really help!
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Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6

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