Gambling is a fun activity and can be a great way to relax from a stressful day. However, it’s important to be aware that gambling can cause problems if it becomes an obsession or you find yourself spending more than you can afford to lose.
If you think that your gambling is becoming a problem, there are a number of things you can do to help yourself. These include:
1. Set a money limit, and stop when you reach that amount 2. Take breaks from gambling to enjoy something else 3. Don’t chase losses (this is called ‘chasing your losses’)
4. Mix it up with other leisure activities 5. Bring friends into your gambling sessions 6. If you win, treat it like any other winnings such as a movie ticket or a fair ride!
5. Don’t gamble when you are depressed or upset
It can be hard to make decisions when you are feeling down or stressed. Taking a break from gambling to relax, have a coffee or get a bite to eat can help you to stay focused and clear headed.