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  • Starting all over again! Day 1

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    spentitallagain
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    Starting all over again! Day 1

    Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:21 pm

    Hey guys,

    Back again..

    I continually **** up, day 1 today, have paid down a lot of debt.. still got a fair bit of tax debt to go..

    **** gambling.

    Will get there though! Trying to stay positive.

    Have had a few councilling sessions, which is very helpful.
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    spentitallagain
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    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:34 pm

    Day 2 today.

    Fml ***** gambling
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    Safari
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    Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:26 am

    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:09 pm

    Hi @spentitallagain

    Well done for checking in on day 2, I know it's hard starting again.
    What can you learn from the last time you had a lapse with your gambling in order to prevent yourself from gambling again?
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    spentitallagain
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    Posts: 138
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:40 pm

    Day 3 today

    Staying strong

    @Safari

    Knowing that I can’t just stop at one bet.. and no matter how much money I win or lose the odds are never stacked in my favour.

    As soon as I place that first bet, the dopamine cravings in my brain overpower my rationale decision making processes..
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    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:37 am

    heya @spentitallagain having a lapse can be frustrating, but at the end off the day you've come back and you're having another crack, so good on you.

    How are you travelling today?
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    spentitallagain
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    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:46 pm

    @Printemps

    Hey mate

    Day 4 today.

    Going well. Powering along. Thanks

    Determined to make this finally work. No lapses
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    spentitallagain
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    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:37 am

    Day 5.

    Just racking up the days so far.

    My slips tend to be big ones and quite impulsive though:

    Hoping that posting on here regularly and then talking to the councillors/ listening to audiobooks will help
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    Printemps
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    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:47 pm

    @spentitallagain it sounds like you've been reflecting a bit on when/what causes the lapses. Do you feel like you can build up some techniques for managing the urges when they hit?
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    spentitallagain
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    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:05 pm

    Day 6 today..

    Feeling urges today..

    Going to try and “Surf the urge” because I know my future self will be thankful…

    I just feel like it’s Will power a lot of the time unfortunately..@Printemps

    I am working on strategies with the councillor to try and get through these tough spots
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    Printemps
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    Re: Starting all over again! Day 1

    Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:04 am

    @spentitallagain urge surfing is a really good and useful technique, that, the more you practice the easier it becomes.

    But as you say, building up this will power takes time, so be kind to yourself and take it day by day!
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