Try writing a list

What are some strategies when trying to quit or cut down? What works for you?

Re: Try writing a list

Postby Charlotte (facilitator) » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi Gretchen,

welcome to forum and thanks for the link. They are indeed useful recommendations as being happy at work is likely to reduce gambling urges. Is this your experience? Can you tell us more about that?

All the best,
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Re: Try writing a list

Postby Gretchen » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:59 pm

All the above mentioned recommendations are indeed awesome. However, to feel happier at work, you'll need to follow some easy steps described at http://skywritingservice.com/blog/20-tips-how-to-feel-happier-at-work. You'll find yourself much more happier.
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Richie » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:11 am

Hi all. I have gone over fifty days now and not gambled at all. Mainly I attribute this to The two lists that I made out which I read once every morning when I wake up.
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Noah (facilitator) » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:02 pm

Hi Robin, Welcome to the forum! I'm Noa one of the facilitators here. Did you end up trying the list idea?? How did it go? Keep in touch
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Robin1 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:08 am

Thinking of trying this method of yours as well. Hope it helps this time.......as I've had too many relapses. The last time I quit was for approx 8 months and once you're in you are in again. Just 2 months has passed by since I started again and can't stop
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Richard6 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:18 pm

Hope you stay away from gambling Brad.All gambling does is makes us upset and angery at ourselves.

You are right that you do start from the beginning when you start gambling ie money you have saved is lost etc.

I now realise that the gambling industry is filthy to be involved in. I really hope that you decide to quite as it will take you to lows that you have never been before.
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Brad4 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:35 pm

Hi..

I have done the list activity with my psych last week.. I found it very insightful and helpful. . My list was split into 1. Benefits of not gambling and 2. Consequences of not gambling.. obviously the benefits far out weighed the consequences of not gambling. The list can be used to reflect upon if gambling urges present..
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Richie » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:35 am

I am reading the list that I have made once every morning and am finding it a very effective and valuable tool in the fight against gambling.
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby helz » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:03 am

Richie (26/09/2014)Yes. I think the list is working for me. I am on day 12 and have not gambled. It appears to help you to reason. I also find this in combination with removing gambling thoughts from my mind immediately they appear. This seems to protect me from convincing myself to gamble.


That's great Richie. I am also having success by removing gambling as an option in my life, in terms of my mindset. Keep up the good work!
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RE: Try writing a list

Postby Richie » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:43 pm

Yes. I think the list is working for me. I am on day 12 and have not gambled. It appears to help you to reason. I also find this in combination with removing gambling thoughts from my mind immediately they appear. This seems to protect me from convincing myself to gamble.
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