This is a discussion on Poker Causes Anxiety within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I have noticed that playing poker has caused me a lot of anxiety, this causes me to drink a lot of coffee a day, does
If this is expressed in a large amount of drunk coffee then you should think about a temporary break in the game.
16th March 2017, 7:20 PM
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Psychological preparation for playing poker is very important. If you are very nervous, ludshe make a rest from the game: go fishing, picnic, relax with friends. And come back to the game cheerful and focused.
16th March 2017, 7:27 PM
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I don't get anxiety when I play poker but I would suggest finding something that relaxes you that you can do while playing ex listening to music or something like that so your not focusing not what's make u anxious. I think drinking an excessive amount of coffee will exacerbate your anxiety.
17th March 2017, 3:14 PM
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re: Poker & Poker Causes Anxiety
Well the coffee sure doesn't help with the anxiety. Caffeine will only enhance the effect of it. This may sound lame, but try listening to classical music while you play. Not only does this sooth the nerves, but it stimulates neurons, supposedly making you "smarter".
17th March 2017, 3:29 PM
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I always play music while I'm playing poker which I would guess helps with any anxiety you might have. However if it's getting to the stage where you're drinking lots of coffee everyday to cope then perhaps it's time for a little break? Maybe take a week off doing things that help to relax you and then come back to poker recooperated and ready to go!