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How to clear your mind before Trading

Hey guys,

What do you guys do to clear your mind to make good rational decisions?

I personally found this browser-based online game called Goodgame Empire. Perfect for me to get focused on something totally different for a short time, to get a clear view on my trading decisions.

I think a clear mind is key to success, not just in trading but in other aspects of life as well.

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- Some Deep House music
- Visualizing good (and bad) trades and me overcoming them both
- A good nights rest
- Being prepared for the market regardless of direction.. When I am extended in one direction, I am extremely nervous prior to the open

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I do yoga 4 times a week. Often early morning before trading begins. It's great for assisting with discipline, mind fullness, patience...

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It is not difficult for me, the most important thing is - sleep well, I do not have to sleep more than 8 hours a day, but the "Sleeping quality" is very important, if I sleep very well in 6 hours at night, I can have fresh mind in next morning and could concentrate on thinking, making any decision.

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It is not difficult for me, the most important thing is - sleep well, I do not have to sleep more than 8 hours a day, but the "Sleeping quality" is very important, if I sleep very well in 6 hours at night, I can have fresh mind in next morning and could concentrate on thinking, making any decision.

For me this is also the most important factor. After a bad night I find it better to sit out the following day, or catch back up with a good nap and see what the later session looks like.

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I suggest Anapana. In short, close your eyes and focus on the touch of your breath in and out at your nostrils. Even a few minutes can make a big difference.

"...the degree to which you think you know, assume you know, or in any way need to know what is going to happen next, is equal to the degree to which you will fail as a trader." - Mark Douglas
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Anapana is also part of Vipassana Meditation


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I suggest Anapana. In short, close your eyes and focus on the touch of your breath in and out at your nostrils. Even a few minutes can make a big difference.


I was going to write about Vipassana Meditation but saw your post.

I still will write about in detail and will post a link here once I do, but Anapana is a great way to start with mindfulness.

Thanks!

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I was going to write about Vipassana Meditation but saw your post.

I still will write about in detail and will post a link here once I do, but Anapana is a great way to start with mindfulness.

Thanks!

Did you do a 10-day, @iqgod ?

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The most serene 10 days of my life :-)



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Did you do a 10-day, @iqgod ?

Hi @Anagami

Yes, I am an old practitioner of the Vipassana Technique.

It literally saved my life. (I think I used this phrase elsewhere on this forum for something else I don't remember so eventually you might find me approaching a cat in terms of nine lives or so, LOL).

In 1999 I did the 10-Day course at Igatpuri and came back not just transformed but ready to face anything - and I mean anything.

Well, I had not discovered trading yet that time.

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