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    Meercat21
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    Posts: 24
    Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:41 am

    Re: Weekend over NO gambling 👍

    Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:07 pm

    Lovely Cat Lady wrote:
    Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:40 pm
    Hi @Meercat21,
    Well done on the self-exclusion and making an appointment with a counsellor! Another thing that could be helpful is downloading Gamban on your mobile and computer, which blocks gambling apps and websites.
    I know its easier said than done but please try to be kind to yourself. Going to the casino for dinner wasn't stupid, it was human. The take away is that it made you realise that is not an option for you, at least in the meantime, and it took you to these other two magnificent steps towards where you rather be. One step back, two steps forward. :);
    Thank you I have blocked all gambling on my phone and I have not even been tempted to use my sports betting account it was a poor decision I made last night and that's on me no one else. I am however still struggling very very badly with the self hate and I just have this sick feeling in my stomach and I struggle to sleep properly I feel like these feeling are just consuming me and this has been for a while now and I don't know how to even try to stop that.
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    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: Weekend over NO gambling 👍

    Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:37 pm

    Well done on blocking all gambling on your phone too! You're setting up barriers on all fronts, so good job!
    I'm so sorry to hear you're struggling with self-hate. A great resource I recommend you have a look at is Professor Dr. Kristin Neff's website on self-compassion. It has some really helpful exercises to practice self-compassion. They might not dissolve the self-hatred straight away but it might be a good place to start. You reckon you could try out some of the exercises? My favourites ones are exercise 1 and exercise 3.
    The counselling appointment you've booked will help you address this kind of inner issues in more detail. If in the meantime before your appointment you want to talk to someone, you can ring our phone counsellors 24/7 for free on 1800 858 858.
    And keep reaching out on the forums, this is a great space to vent and find useful tips and information. We're all here to support each other. :);
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    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: Weekend over NO gambling 👍

    Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:42 pm

    Hi @Meercat21,
    Just wanted to check-in with you and ask how are you going? I think you are in day 62 of your 100 Day Challenge.
    Let us know how you're travelling.
    :);
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