In the beginning of my recovery I knew I couldn’t give up gambling.
So I kept telling myself I was stopping for now – I think I decided for a month at first.
Now this appears to go against the “one day at a time” way of thinking, but for me it meant I wasn’t giving up on my losses just yet – I was just putting winning them back on hold until my life became more manageable.
During the early months of this my finances built up and I started to realise that I was now affording everything I thought I needed the big win for.
I realised I had enough!
I now don’t want to give up “enough” for a chase that leads to misery and “nothing”.
I’m not sure if this makes sense but perhaps instead of giving up on your losses you could just postpone chasing them for a few months ?