Disclaimer: This article is aimed at people who are considering that they may have an issue with gambling.
As the new year approaches, it's a great time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the future. If you are struggling with a gambling problem, the new year is the perfect opportunity to make resolutions that will help you manage your problem and achieve lasting recovery. Here are some new year's resolutions and tips for managing a gambling problem:
Seek help: One of the most important resolutions you can make is to seek help for your gambling problem. This could include seeking support from friends and family, joining a recovery support group, or working with a therapist or addiction counsellor.
Set limits: Setting limits on your gambling activities is an important step in managing a gambling problem. This could include setting a budget for gambling, setting a time limit for how long you will gamble, or avoiding certain triggers that lead to excessive gambling. If you feel as though your gambling is out of control, then we recommend that you use Gambling Blocking Software and self-exclusion tools such as GAMSTOP in the UK.
Find alternative activities: A key aspect of managing a gambling problem is finding alternative activities to engage in. This could include participating in hobbies or sports, volunteering, or spending time with friends and family.
Keep track of your progress: It can be helpful to track your progress in managing your gambling problem. This could involve keeping a journal of your gambling habits, using a recovery app like RecoverMe to track your progress, or sharing your progress with a support group or therapist.
New year's resolutions are an important step in managing a gambling problem, but it's also important to be patient and kind to yourself. Recovery takes time and effort, but with the right support and resources, it is possible. If you are struggling with a gambling problem, don't hesitate to seek help and make positive changes in the new year. To support your recovery journey, be sure to download the RecoverMe app, which provides tools and resources to help you track your progress and access support.