This is a discussion on What's Your Post-Tilt / Bad Beats Ritual? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I don't mean what prevents you from tilting. I mean what do you do to lick your wounds after it happens?
I'm a writer, so
tilt off 1 buyin or my stack, whichever comes first. Then that's enough to shock me into being a bit more removed. Take a break or just play regularly again. But I notice I'm much more aggressive when tilted and basically turn into a fun player which can somewhat be profitable actually in some situations. But depending on the hand I'm just like wow I was a part of that (e.g. SF > quads for example) and be like well OK then
I tend to cuss and fuss for about 2 minutes like a toddler, then a few moments later blood pressure is down and its all rainbows and kittens again, I join another tournament and try again . The more it happens the quicker I settle down, dust my pants off and get on the horse again.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus