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Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:08 am
by How the F did I get here
All good!!! Just reset the clock!! You've done, now just keep going.

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:57 am
by Under the rug
Day 8 tomorow. During the week I’m fine, it’s the weekends that get hard when I’m so bored and alone. This weekend I had an urge but decided to order pizza to keep me occupied. I ordered so they were expecting me for pick up. It worked

D.

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 am
by Under the rug
21 days GF tomorow..

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:18 am
by FamilyFirst
Hi @Dan P ,
Well done for sticking at it, its bloody hard to quit but each day we don't gamble is a win!

Just keep at it and slowly but surely your mindset will change and you will be able to shun away any compulsive urges before you can act on them.


Build up your defences and prepare in advance so you don't get caught off guard.
I've said it many times but restricted access to your hard earned money is key in quitting gambling. I dare say I would not be gamble free if I had free reign over my money...
Only money I get is fuel money on a paywave M/Card. There is times when my missus gives me cash for groceries and homebrew supplies etc. but there is always strict requirements for a receipt. Most of my orders are online and there is no risk for me.

If you can get someone you trust to help you with finances you will benefit greatly :cool:

Keep going mate, your doing good!

Cheers, Lee

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:05 pm
by Under the rug
Back to day 1 tomorow. Nothing major, but a lapse is a lapse. I can go weeks to months without playing now but have a sudden urge and just can’t seem to shake it.

I’m dissapointed to have gone back... eh

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:57 pm
by Calvin (facilitator)
Hey @Dan P ,

It can feel dissappointing, keep pushing on, set realistic goals, acknowledge what lead you to the lapse and most of all be patient with yourself.

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:55 pm
by FamilyFirst
Hi Dan,
Sorry to hear of your latest stumble.

+1 to what @Calvin (facilitator) said ;);

Use this disappointment as a tool for next time you have an urge to gamble. Think of how bad it makes you feel when you have gambled and try to tell that urge to bugger off.

Keep trying and slowly you'll overcome the stronger urges as you re-train your brain to live without gambling.

I hope you can enjoy a gamble free 24hrs.

Cheers, Lee

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:04 am
by Under the rug
Last year was easy, I was going well and keeping away. I’ve had a few run ins with the pokies the last few weeks and it’s taking toll. I just don’t have the motivation I did. The boredom triggers it and I can’t stop at a few spins. I binge until I have just enough to get through to the next week. It’s terrible....

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 10:45 am
by dragon007 (facilitator)
Hi @Dan P

Keep trying you will get your motivation back again.

Look at applying for Self Exclusion from venues to make it harder for you to gamble.

And you can call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 for 24/7 counselling support, it is useful to call when you are feeling an urge to gamble.

dragon007

Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm
by Under the rug
Day 5 tomorow.

D.