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    Share some strategies when trying to quit or cut down on gambling. What works for you?
    Lexie
    Junior Member
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    Re: RE: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:56 pm

    Jigsaw puzzle is a great idea! And you can borrow them from local libraries.
    Veronica (facilitator) wrote:Why not leave machines - poker machines, computers, smart phones etc - behind for a bit.

    Do a Crossword puzzle.

    Play solo card games e.g. Patience

    Do a jigsaw puzzle - remember those, they take up hours.

    Seeing you like a challenge Bull, how about you get a book of Menza Puzzles
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    Catherine1
    Senior Member
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    Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:19 am

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:07 pm

    Activities I do instead of gambling: Gardening, craft, cooking, catch up with friends I havent seen in a while, go out for a cuppa (I can afford it now I am not gambling), walking the dog, yoga, pilates, Metafit classes, puzzles. When you stop gambling, you can start to live again.
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    Calvin (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 300
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 am

    Great ideas everyone! keep up the great work!

    Regards,

    Calvin
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    shaun1
    Member
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    Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:35 am

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:44 pm

    Netflix!
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    kaizen
    Junior Member
    Posts: 27
    Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:59 pm

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:57 am

    So I have recently stumbled upon the online survey industry. I have signed up to several of these sites where you get paid for completing online surveys of your opinions on a wide range of subjects (some are even about gambling habits).
    My usual danger time for gambling are during my lunch break at work or late afternoon if I finish work early so I am going to use this time to do surveys instead.
    It doesn't pay hugely well but it is easy. Very easy. I figure I can earn about $10 a day doing this meaning I will make about $2,500 a year if I only do it on weekdays.
    That's my plan anyway, replace something that costs me a fortune with something that earns me a little.
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    clearthatmind
    Junior Member
    Posts: 23
    Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

    Re: RE: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:52 am

    Veronica (facilitator) wrote:
    Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:26 am
    Why not leave machines - poker machines, computers, smart phones etc - behind for a bit.

    Do a Crossword puzzle.

    Play solo card games e.g. Patience

    Do a jigsaw puzzle - remember those, they take up hours.

    Seeing you like a challenge Bull, how about you get a book of Menza Puzzles
    Thank you Veronica for opening up some of the things I used to really enjoy. Jigsaw puzzles in particular. I remember loving those before I started punting. This was 25-30 years ago. I got into crosswords as well. Chess was always interesting as well. This is my first post in this forum. I will have to introduce myself soon. I love reading the stories. I'm sure some will appreciate hearing mine as well
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    Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
    clearthatmind
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    Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:57 am

    I have to say I had a bit of a laugh from that "netflix' comment. I have the gambling problem but it's my wife that it addicted to netflix
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    Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
    clearthatmind
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:00 pm

    I couldn't have said better myself!
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    Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
    clearthatmind
    Junior Member
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    Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:26 am

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 pm

    I really appreciate that post. It's so true. Love the words of wisdom. They can really help!
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    Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight...Proverbs 3:5, 6
    JAPAZ
    Member
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    Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:00 pm

    Re: Activities to do instead of gambling!

    Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:53 pm

    Faith, gym and writing!
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