Handling indiscipline/impulsiveness when starting out

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RDuke212

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Hey folks,

I'm new here so be nice ;)

Little background, I started playing a few months ago, read a few books (poker math etc.) and generally found myself progressing well. Came 29th out of 700(and something) on a play chip tournament so deposited $40 and got it up to almost $100 playing micro stakes. Then i took a break for a month or so.

Now i'm back at it, but i've found myself making stupid bets and calls on impulse for no reason other than "f*ck it" and invariably losing. It's getting me and my bankroll seriously down but i just can't seem to recapture that level of focus i had before. It's probably like the poker equivalent of impotence!

Can anyone point me in the direction of some books/articles/advice which can help me get back in that "zone" required to be successful?

Thanks!
 
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KALUGAJ

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There is only one advice: to learn and be patient. For a limited period up and down for some time. That time down to be overcome with as little loss
 
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Oleg196

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Play more and accumulate experience. Perhaps you were lucky at the beginning.
 
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MrPink514

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Getting in "the zone" is a mental thing. You have to want to play.
 
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parpem

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I find myself in situation a lot of times.I just have to be true to me and recognize I am in that situation.Once I tell myself "hey,you are doing that shit again" , I chill out a bit,maybe take a turn or two sitout and come back fresh
 
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