2. Talk to someone: Talk to people you trust. Have a list of people you can call or talk to as part of your recovery plan. Let go of people who are not supportive.
3. Ask for support: Ask for ongoing support. Call the Problem Gambling Foundation, Asian Family Services, Mapu Maia or the Gambling Helpline for ongoing support. Stay in touch with supportive people. Attend regular self-help meetings and make new friends.
4. Plan your days: Plan your days so they are supportive of your recovery. Maybe include a social activity.
6. Keep yourself busy: Listen to music, visit a friend, do a crossword. Look for new ideas and be open minded. Be willing to try other things instead of gambling.
7. Let go of past issues: Work on forgiveness. Never mind what could happen. Enjoy today. Live today. Celebrate being gamblefree!
9. List grateful things: Write a list of things you are grateful for. Accept that recovery takes time. Take a breath.
10. Write down your feelings: Keep a journal or write yourself a letter. Be mindful in writing your thoughts. Practice being in the moment. The act of writing can be very powerful. Write down your goals, your dreams, if you’re having a good day or a bad day. This will give you something physical to reflect on and see how far you’ve come.
12. Trust yourself: Believe in yourself and your recovery. Practice positive self-talk. Watch your self-judgement and resentment towards others. Feelings are not facts – listen to the facts.