I am blogging this from the elliptical machine at Foxwoods. One of the biggest casinos in the world. The land of excess.
Interesting people watching here. There are groups of bachelorettes whooping it up, elderly people cramming hundreds into slot machines and others walking around looking dismayed.
When people plan to go to a casino, I imagine they visualize winning and having a great time. For some, it crosses the line.
We all have an internal guidance system that whispers, “stop.” Stop gambling, stop eating, stop shopping, stop talking, stop checking your email, stop going online, stop…you can fill in the blank.
We experience this prompt, yet over ride it. Doesn’t matter what the behavior is, if you ignore that cue to move on, it isn’t fun anymore. Is it?
I was talking to several Foxwoods staff about some of the horror stories they witness watching people take it too far. It’s shocking and really sad.
I have been in the gym for over an hour, completely alone. I find it hard to believe I’m the only one at this super sized gambling establishment that needs a work out. I just hope whatever other people are doing, they feel good about it. That is the clue. What is your gut saying?
I’m all for having fun. That’s why I’m here! I just believe in watching out for, “too much of a good thing.”
Where’s your fun threshold? Not sure? Get quiet, stay alert and tune in. Your feelings are trying to tell you. Are you listening?