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Poker can be tough on your mind Variance can and will be very mentallydraining It is not going to stop happening It will be worse than youever thought possible Then it will get even get worse if you play longenough This is what you signed up for this is poker Fortunatelythere are ways to deal with variance Not only deal with it but usevariance as a way to build your mental fortitude making you a strongerplayer Every poker player eventually realizes how bad variance can beand they learn to deal with it or they move on to another hobby Thebattle between you and your own mind is a constant never endingchallenge The really really tough part is being honest with yourselfbecause your mind will try to trick you While it is trying to trick youit is also going to use all its power to put thoughts into your headthat prevent you from realizing the trickery Almost all of thosethoughts are going to be emotionally basedanger self pity deflectionenvy etc because emotional thoughts are just so much more damnpowerful than logical thoughts Think back through all your actionsrelated to losses and ask yourself if your reactions are helping you tobecome a better player I understand everyone needs to vent from time totime but there is a difference from venting and approaching poker withthe wrong thought process The best thing to do when analyzing your decisions is to stop thinkingabout it all together and come back later Clearing your head can do anamazing job of ridding yourself of emotions that cloud your judgement It is almost impossible to make a decision without an emotional factorbut the lower we can get that percentage the better You may need 30minutes you may need a day it is up to the individual For me I liketo forget about the problem twice before I return to it
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