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trying to stay clean
Hi Andy

Boredom is something that is an enemy of the CG.
After starting my GA meetings, I tried to keep myself busy. I am divorced, so I have the normal house chores to do, as everyone does. I soon realised however, that even though I may have been busy, I was still having thoughts of gambling. I really didn't want to clean the bathroom etc, so my mind would wander.

My solution was a little bit drastic. I didn't clean the house at all for over a month. It didn't worry me, and I certainly didn't have to worry about anyone else living in my pigsty.
During this time I did what I wanted to do...No gambling. But I read books for hours at a time, I rode my bicycle for miles, walked the dog, gardening etc.... In short I was rediscovering the things that I enjoy doing. These things that entertain me.

As you have discovered, having nothing to look forward to, is depressing. You can overcome this.

The method I used may not work for you, especially if your a very clean, tidy person. But you could use the same basic principle. If what you are doing is not entertaining, find something else to do.

Generally speaking, if you are genuinely being entertained, your mind will not wander.
This was my solution. I found that, I had less thoughts of the gambling, because my mind was preoccupied all the time.

PS. My house is a bit cleaner now... <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarrassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->

Best Wishes

Messages In This Thread
keeping clean - by andy again - 13-05-2010, 07:36 AM
Re: keeping clean - by Guest - 14-05-2010, 12:45 PM
trying to stay clean - by andy again - 16-05-2010, 07:38 AM
bored again - by andy again - 16-05-2010, 10:11 AM
Re: bored again - by Guest - 17-05-2010, 11:47 AM
gambled again - by andy again - 17-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Re: keeping clean - by andy again - 17-05-2010, 06:00 PM
Re: trying to stay clean again - by andy again - 18-05-2010, 07:46 AM
Re: trying to stay clean - by Guest - 18-05-2010, 12:50 PM
Re: trying to stay clean - by Guest - 19-05-2010, 11:09 AM
Re: trying to stay clean - by andy the loser again - 20-05-2010, 07:53 AM
Re: keeping clean - by Guest - 15-06-2010, 10:40 AM
Re: trying to stay clean - by kinnor - 17-06-2010, 06:29 AM

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