It's good to take some time to face your gambling behavior sometimes. Even if you feel like you are still in control of your gambling. This ensures that you remain in control of your gambling.
It may be useful to take a test to calibrate your gambling behavior. There are several self-tests available for this purpose. This blog also contains a number of questions you can answer. Try to answer them as honestly as possible. Does it feel uncomfortable to answer these questions? Are you not honest about the answers or do you make up excuses? These can be important signs that you have less control over gambling than you think. Taking a break from gambling or seeking help may be a good option.
Here are eight questions you can answer.
- Why do you gamble?
- How do you feel while gambling? And how do you feel afterwards?
- Do you feel like you sometimes lose track of time or don't know how much money you're playing with?
- Do you know how much time and money you spend per month on gambling? Can you make an overview? What is it like to make an overview?
- How often do you think about gambling at times when you are not gambling?
- Does gambling get in the way of carrying out other aspects of your life?
- What would it be like to tell someone you trust about how much you gamble?
- Has gambling ever caused you to not have enough money?
In addition to these questions, you can also do the Gamelize self-test. You will play a game in which your gambling behavior will be analyzed.
Hopefully you now have a clearer picture of your gambling behavior. Would you like to talk to a professional after answering these questions? Then contact Loket kansspel. Loket kansspel is available 24 hours a day.
A good way to spend less time on gambling is to do something else. Click here for a blog about finding a new hobby.
*Free translation: Mindway AL ApS, & Lehmans Gade, I. (2022). Your gambling behavior (reflection exercise). https://mindway.ai/. (PDF)