Doing Better....

I am doing better, I think some things are starting to sink into my "thick head".  I have been reading a lot of journals the last few days.  Gleeming some great insight from these.   Also been working on my thoughts.  When the casino/gambling thoughts come on I've been casting them out into La La Land ASAP.  Dont want to dwell on something to long, because if it gets in my head for any significant amount of time, then it will stick and the next thing you know I'm heading to the casino.   I am trying hard to "focus on the solution, not the problem".

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smokeygirl
smokeygirl

Hi Shliamac,
Sounds positive - great! I\'m like you - can\'t dwell on it - - -I\'ll be in the car in the next lane from ya :] I\'m doing better too so far. I\'m trying to find other thoughts as well when the urges come up, though I haven\'t had any, really except one time in the car and at that point I tried to remember how horrible I felt driving home on 1/1 after having lost, lost, lost. I felt like a total loser and I don\'t want to feel like that again. I hope it doesn\'t \"wear off\" like so many other times, but right now I will focus on the ugliness of it... it really can wreck your life, that\'s for sure. I\'ve also starting to put aside a certain amt of $$ ea. day instead of putting it towards gambling, so I have a goal to have a certain amt by the end of the year... (very optimistic. ha!) that my abstinence will last long. Hope so... Keep in touch, girlfriend!
Smokeygirl
DianneE
DianneE

WTG!!!!! You are working at it ODAAT...and things are going to get better and better. Like Eastwester says, Keep up the good work!!!!