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
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.
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.
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".
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!
Just read some books and get over with it, it's not that complicated haha <3 best book with newest science backing is Presence and positivity the new energy sources of the 21st century by victor hagen. Youll find it on amazon
you are probably nervous because you're afraid to lose. think about what you are a good player and you play better than the people at your table. don't worry about it. it's the same game. turn on your favorite music. sit comfortably in a chair and playing quietly and think about how you take the Bank ))))