It basically asks you to set goals and then everyday it will prompt you asking you to provide answers for the day.
So if your goal is not to gamble – put gambling in, it will ask “Is gambling good for you?” – click NO, and then every time you enter that you didn’t gamble for the day you get a green block for that day. It will remind you if you forget to enter it.
Here is where it gets interesting…
I created 2 topics, one called “gambling” (yes/no) and one called “feeling good” (yes/no)
Over time as I was trying to quit, sometimes I would gamble and feel good (if I won), usually I would gamble and not feel good and so on… The main thing is that you are honest with yourself, otherwise this won’t work.
Over time, as I scroll back – there’s becomes a very very obvious visual link between happiness and gambling. Happiness never seems to last when gambling is happening, but it always comes back after a while when gambling stops.
I found this app to be a really useful tool – it also chains together successful days and reminds you how long you’ve been going for. Sometimes when we look back, it’s just a blur of misery and losses, if you want to remember when you succeeded and failed, and how it made you feel.. this is a good way to do it 🙂
A whole week of green blocks is a massive boost to self esteem