Honestly, I think "meditation" was a good answer. The remedy may be found outside of poker, as in an all-around strengthening of your mentality. Though I have not watched any of these, Gripsed has a playlist
on his YouTube channel which contains videos that deal specifically with the "mental game". As I said, I haven't watched any of that particular playlist, but Gripsed is a credible pro, I have watched many of his other videos, and he gives good advice in other subjects. Another resource that may be good is "The Mental Game" podcast, formerly "The Mental Game of Poker". For me, listening to pros discuss their mental processes is invaluable. It helps me to put any struggles that I am having into the context of my humanity, rather than seeing it as something that is somehow unique to my experience. There is also a Mental Game of Poker
book. I haven't read it, but, for the same reasons that I am comfortable with recommending the Gripsed videos, I am fine with recommending this book. In the podcast, the author displays a strong understanding of the topic, so I would expect the book to divulge the same useful information.
In general, I think that a strong mental foundation is built outside of poker and then incorporated into the game, at which point it can grow even stronger through the game, itself. With that said, there are many resources that deal specifically with poker mentality. I think that this is the aspect of poker where books most excel at conveying.
Originally Posted by PapaC
Poker will always be there. But one of the best things I did was to get on here and talk about it.
I agree. Poker is one thing, and a positive approach to life creates a positive environment in which positive poker can be cultivated. And yes, it is important to speak to others and to know that your struggles are not unique. Others have been where you have, and they have persevered, which means that you can, as well.