The first thing you should do to control your emotions while playing poker is to never play with more money than you are willing to lose. Then, tell yourself, it doesn't matter if I lose this money because I can afford it. if you do those two things than when you start losing money you just remind yourself it doesn't matter because you can afford to lose this money.
The second thing to do when playing cash games specifically is to stop thinking about the chips as money. Think about the chips as nothing mroe than chips. Those chips represent play money or nothing at all. What you are trying to do is literally trick yourself into not caring about what you're playing with. If you don't care what you play with you'll find it a lot easier to control your emotions when you do lose.
Now, something to consider that is just as important is controlling your emotions when you win a big hand. That adrenaline and excitement you feel can push you off your A-game just as quickly as getting angry. Ever win big only to lose it all over the next few orbits? That's because you got some adrenaline in you and it's making you alter your game thinking you are almost invincible with the hands you're dealt.
So, reduce the importance of the stakes you are playing and control yourself when you do win big and you'll be on your way to controlling your emotions at the tables.
when I play poker, and I'm nervous, I get up from the table, take the weight and lift it 10 times with each hand. If this does not help, wash your face with cold water. If this does not help, I take a glass of whiskey, turn on classical music. If that doesn't help either, I take the mouse and throw it to the wall, watch it fly to many parts, and I have a poker face))
I agree, the best way, but meeting with the incredible, logically inconsistent, I can not stand, what then?I fear that keeping calm is the best method, but there are days when nothing is certain and the will to break something.
when I'm on strong emotions, I drink a lot of liquid, tea, coffee and smoke a lot))))
I play freerolls