re: Poker & Taking break after big win normal?
It is "normal" however, to make it as a poker pro this mentality needs to be fixed if I'm being perfectly honest. Really the only way to look at it is that you are going to have your ups and your downs, but in the long run you will be able to look at the number of hours you have played vs the amount of money you have made and determine an hourly rate. So if you play poker for 1,000 hours for the year and you make $32,000, your hourly is $32.00 an hour. Whether you won $5k in a day or not is irrelevant. You have to tell yourself you only won $32 x the number of hours you played that day. Whether you won or lost $5k that day, that is what you need to tell yourself.
If this advice is not followed, what will most likely happen is you will find yourself winning big some days, taking a bunch of time off because you are fat and happy, and then playing when your bankroll gets lower. Then if you happen to run bad after that, you may go broke or end up playing 12 hours a day for weeks on end trying to not go broke. It can be a vicious cycle.
All you can do is ignore wins or losses, play your best each day, work hard, and at the end of the year yous should be in great shape.
Please keep in mind that this advice is geared towards people trying to "make it" in poker. If that is not your goal, then feel free to basically do anything you would like after a $5k score