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  • New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:27 pm

    Did you know that we produce encouraging blogs each month at Gambling Help Online?

    There's been a lot of talk recently in the forums about new hobbies and pass-times, so I thought some of you may like to know about the latest blog:

    '6 ideas for healthy new hobbies'
    https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/b ... ew-hobbies

    Some are in the community, some from home, and all cheap!

    Would love to hear about if you try any :)
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    Mona58
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:32 am

    I accidently posted twice!
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    Mona58
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:36 am

    One of the new hobbies I found was Google Maps...

    One night I went to London! Satellite views of the world's cities are amazing.

    Thanks for the link Britt : l don't often see what on the GHO homepage and go directly from login to the forums,
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    Wenna (facilitator)
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:52 pm

    Hi Mona 58,
    Great idea, Google maps it can be a lot of fun. :)
    A good way of seeing the world without having to travel.

    Wenna
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    JAPAZ
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:43 am

    I am seeking advice.

    It is not a reason/excuse for gambling, but most things I see on TV today are (what I consider to be) trash.

    I used to enjoy tv and movies when I was younger, and I don't know if I got older/grumpier/stubborn, or entertainment got poorer in quality.

    I do, however, find that I really miss breaking up my days to consume some tv. But for very many years, barring the odds news programs or sports game, I don't even bother at all with tv or movies. And even when I try to watch them, I get too distracted by my phone, or other things going around me (not necessarily even gambling but we are just a technology distracted and multi-tasking generation of peoples).

    Do I need to persist and try and consume some more telly as at least a replacement for gambling? Or are there others things I can do in my time?

    I do love going for walks outside which is when I am my most relaxed and creative. Again, I got to put the phone away, so I don't get distracted by friends or gambling or by other random things.
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    Mona58
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 pm

    Perhaps you can try drawing... painting ... visit an art gallery or join art class.

    Drawing and painting are time consuming and in a way they help to slow down the mind.

    Sometimes trying to retrieve the things we used to like doesn't work and we can end up disappointed so I think trying new things would work better.

    Mona
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    JAPAZ
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 am

    Thanks very much for your post, and I understand what you are saying about trying to recreate the magic of old hobbies (and then feeling unhappy about it). I definitely might start a new hobby now. Cheers, Josh
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    TimTam
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    Re: New Blog - 6 ideas for healthy new hobbies

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:16 pm

    Hi @JAPAZ

    Is there anything you used to do before you began gambling? Maybe something you enjoyed but stopped doing because gambling took over?
    Some ideas may be;
    cooking
    playing a sport or going to the gym
    catching up with friends/ calling family or friends
    participating in a community activity
    reading
    bike riding

    Take care,
    Tim tam
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