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    JB-nsw
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    Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:53 pm

    For me just continuing on the path, happy with my progress so a positive week ahead! I wish everyone the best for a good week.
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    JB-nsw
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    Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:06 pm

    @Nomorehorsingaround you've done a good thing by posting here.

    My advice is to be open to taking what might feel like uncomfortable steps to help you take control. For everyone it is different, but i have seen these mentioned: being honest to others close to you in your life, self exclusion programs for venues and online betting, limiting money access or giving oversight to someone close to you, counselling, groups. For me, the thought of most of those things are uncomfortable actions to take, but I have had to introduce one (self exclusion) after my willpower broke and I gambled on two separate occasions. And I know in myself if that isn't enough I am going to have to add more of those strategies no matter how I feel about it. So be open and willing to use whatever tool you need to.
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    Nomorehorsingaround
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    Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm

    I really appreciate the response JB
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    Ila123
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    Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 am

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    Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:12 pm

    Hi @JB-nsw

    Great support.

    Wish everyone a good week too !!
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    Ila123
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    Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:18 pm

    Hi @Nomorehorsingaround

    Welcome to the forums and excellent work reaching out.


    What's you goal ? Are you wanting to cut down or to eliminate ? There are some great points on the response above.

    what do you think could be useful to you to reach your goal?


    keep posting.
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    Calvin (facilitator)
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    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

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    Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:26 pm

    Hello Everyone! :)

    Welcome back to our Chatty Tuesdays! :D

    How has the past week been for you? Any highlights throughout the week or maybe something you have been struggling with?

    What can you do in the next week to keep yourself on track or give yourself a headstart to tackle gambling?

    I'm also interested in what hobbies you all find helpful to keep yourself distracted and that you get genuine joy out of?

    For me its going for long walks with my dog, reading and watching netflix! :D
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    JinxyWolf
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    Posts: 371
    Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:51 pm

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    Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:06 pm

    Hi @Calvin (facilitator) ,

    I rediscovered my love of art when I quit gambling. I can loose myself in a sketch and let all my troubles melt away. I am at peace.
    I have even began to do pet commissions which is going well. Gives me a bit of extra cash to spoil myself when I hit those anniversaries :cool: .
    4 years as of Feb :cool:

    Binge watching my Fav TV shows is also a good way to unwind and relax :p

    JinxyWolf
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
    Community Manager
    Posts: 82
    Joined: Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am

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    Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:22 pm

    Hi @JinxyWolf that sounds great :); Art is such a great way to practice mindfulness too, much like cooking is for me. I find it's the one time I'm completely focussed and not worried about anything else.

    Congratulations on going 4 years gamble free in Feb, what a huge achievement! :D
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    nuggz
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    Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:48 pm

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    Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:54 pm

    hi i'm new where do i post
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Joined: Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am

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    Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:00 am

    Hi @nuggz welcome to the forum! :); You will find these links below on how to use the forum and do a new forum thread topic. Let me know if you have anymore questions and looking forward to seeing your posts.

    Getting started - see here.
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    Community Guidelines - see here.
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