Journey to gambling-free life - a great experience!
I have lost around $500k in the course of my 8 year addiction to pokies / slots on real machines and online. It's not just the money but also 8 years of my life down the drain because when you're gambling, you obviously don't do anything else. You're not learning, you're not meeting people, you're destroying your health and relationships with everyone around you... basically all important pillars of your life would have fallen apart.
I've come to a point where I have had enough and want to get my life back! 8 years is long enough a time to show me that there is no long term benefits whatsoever in gambling. All it does is bring massive destruction to all aspects of your life. While you may get that moment of high when you're at it, but everything after that comes crumbling down and you have to pay dearly for it.
Today is day 3 of my gambling-free life it it feels GREAT!
Although I am 200k in debt, everyone around me suspects/knows that I am gambler (which is tremendously shameful), my life is in shambles, but I am excited and looking forward to this painful journey of recovery. I can wait till I get to the light at the end of the tunnel.
I've had urges today and yesterday, and I used Adele's methods (link below) to overcome these urges and they worked. I know that intense urges may come later, kinda worried that I may slip, but, bring it on DEVIL! I am ready to fight you!