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    macpherson
    Junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:39 am

    Starting Day

    Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:46 am

    I suppose the best way to acknowledge my problem, is to firstly acknowledge it in public. So that is what I am doing first.
    I have read other posts before I have posted myself, and they have been reassuring in the fact that others have been in the same boat, and now sailing the new course.
    I know it is about me, and changing my mindset....and my boredom factor. I shall take it one day at a time, and reading other posts is enlightening for me.

    I need to stop disappointing myself, have clear goals..which I am going to set.
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    sml0490
    Junior Member
    Posts: 28
    Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:17 pm

    Re: Starting Day

    Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:28 am

    Good luck and well done on making this big step! Try to keep busy as much as you can
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    Shan04
    TimTam
    Member
    Posts: 77
    Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:13 am

    Re: Starting Day

    Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:27 pm

    Hi @macpherson

    Well done on acknowledging your gambling problem! It can be a difficult thing to do.
    Have you set any goals as of yet?
    One day at a time- you can do this!

    Tim Tam
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    macpherson
    Junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:39 am

    Re: Starting Day

    Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:35 am

    I have started to set goals.
    Tonight I am going to go to a Gamblers Anon meeting...well I have written to see if it is on
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 248
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Starting Day

    Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:25 pm

    Acknowledgement is definitely a great start!
    You can't fix a problem if you don't think it's a problem.
    I hear you about the boredom. For me I got to a point where nothing but playing the pokies was enjoyable!

    You definitely have many others on that boat with you.
    That self disappointment certainly does cause a lot of self hate, I know it does for me.

    Good to hear about goal setting and meetings!
    You got this!
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