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Days Since Last Betting: 63

I attended the topic group on here on Monday and found it very useful as usual. The topic was One Day at a time or plan for the future.

We had a very constructive discussion on the topic and the merits of each approach, and the general take away for me was that in the early stages of recovery, taking it one day at a time is generally the best approach, as if you look too far in the future with statements such as I will not bet ever again, it can seem too daunting. At the same time, taking it one day at a time does not remove planning for certain future events which are very important to plan for. For example, we should plan for barriers that can be put in place to make it more difficult to gamble, and what do we plan to do when we next get paid.