After a big loss I would stop for a few days and then bet less for a while. Just chill out and watch lots of TV or go for a run to clear the head.
I suggest keeping track of your daily gambling spend via a wall calendar. It really helps me pinpoint when I'm losing control.
Goatwack your one of a kind brother crack me up✌It's all relative of course, but after a sound beating I tend to sulk for the remainder of that day, ruing my inability to stop chasing the equalizing wonder-hit that never comes.
Next day, when I've calmed down and there's no more furniture left to smash or cats to fling out of windows, I'll rationalize what occurred prior, deconstruct it if you will.
General conclusion drawn is that I was a hapless weak-willed dopamine fiend chasing the slot dragon, and so a little later I'll vow to never repeat that again.
Do that a few times and you'll get to what I'm doing now, abstaining through sheer stubbornness and only opting to gamble once a month within a budget. It's been working tickety-boo for a while now, albeit after 7-8 years of PAIN
I never give all of a win back, but say i hit a wildline for £200, ill probably play back £50 before withdrawing, in the hopes of hitting another nice win, usually fails. =)Its good to do something positive if you get a decent win,do something nice and treat yourself or others,
spunking it back really defeats the whole object of gambling ( not saying I havnt done my share of spunking).
Think the days of playing for pleasure are long gone, much better ways of using money nowdays.
Also it does bring home the fact that numbers on the screen actually mean something.