Page 15 - This is a discussion on When Should You Take a Break From Poker? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I'm pretty much playing poker, but last year main job Boad all the time from poker, a year ago on the day I could iprepare
I knew I should not play any yesterday, because I had a long run Tuesday night. I was so tired that I slept most of the day. Every time I was up and thought about playing, my mind said, No No No. So yesterday was a good break. And I'm so glad that when I'm away from the tables, and trying to sleep, my mine is not racing with thoughts about doing so. That ended some time ago. GL you all
Let Beats Roll Your Back Like Water Off A Duck, BUT it's not any fun when the rabbit's got the gun
But the question is how to force yourself to take this break and then understand that you have recovered and can fully return to the game?
This is a good question. Everyone is different, but for me it really just happens; it becomes something that you don't have to force. When things start to get bad, I know that I don't want to play so I just don't. I would have to force myself to play versus take a break. As to when it's time to come back. Well when I feel like I'm not forcing myself to play, then I'm back.
If you mix poker with other endeavors the time spent doing other things is spent away from poker.
The game shouldn't dominate your life, it should be an add on for when you are in the mood.
If you feel you must play, then stick to freerolls and low buy-ins.
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