In a bet there is a fool and a thief

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Trigger
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The illusion that gambling is fun got me. I've been holding onto to the need to have a gamble. Thinking gamble is a pleasure. There is no pleasure in gambling.

Whilst not gambling I've often thought I'm missing out on something I use to enjoy, then when I get the chance to gamble it only delivers stress, anxiety misery, no laughter, no satisfaction,  its a lonely act.

Gambling has caused the thought of fear of not being able to gamble again. I've got to keep sane and remember I'm not missing out on anything good , gambling is poison,  it was not fun, complete opposite.

310 days gamble free and basically I've held on to the fact that once my gamstop exclusion had expired I can re enter the fantasy gambling world again, win back all my past losses. Go back to the happy gambling, just a tenner on the footy at the weekend, lay horses, trade for a living.

It was never going to happen, my mindset has got to remember gambling is no fun, virtually impossible to win, and winning is more dangerous than losing.

I'm not giving up anything fun or good, just for today I shall not gamble.

 
Posted : 19th December 2023 6:52 am
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I've been listening to Allen carrs book again, probably bout the 8th time I've read it, found it inspirational today, feeling very up beat, genuinely feel free, free from the shackles of gambling.

I have no need to gamble, feels like getting the all clear from a major disease. Gambling is not fun, not pleasurable,  I no longer need or want to gamble.

All blocks moses including the pilot scheme of 200 shops monitoring exclusions as well, great thing they don't tell you which 200 shops, gamstop signed up for 5 years, all independent bookies I had accounts with also excluded for 5 years.

Onwards and upwards.

 
Posted : 19th December 2023 5:35 pm
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I'm glad I got back straight back on the wagon, I've been pretty upbeat, in fact feel quite euphoric knowing I'm no longer a slave to gambling.

Even tho I abstained for 310 days this year it was always in the back of my mind I'd go bk to gambling, now I know I'm not missing anything, no pleasure.

I encourage anyone just quitting to read or listen to Allen carrs 'easy way to stop gambling' basically just talks sense.

 

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Posted : 22nd December 2023 7:48 am
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