- Apr 24, 2021
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Hey guys, i know that in our forum there are a lot of professionals and new players. Since i'm new I would like to know from professionals how they control poker addiction?
Hi again Biohazard858. You been posting a lot. Glad to reply to them. My friend, there is only one way to control any addiction. You know what the problem is, so walk away from it. They say in AA, "we keep doing the same things looking for different results" As for me, I'm just not going to let a game or anything else rule my life. Poker will always be here. Take some breaks, no matter if it's an hour, day, or week. You know what I say? If you say you can do something, then you can, but if you say you can't do something, then you sure can't. GL to you
I often take long breaks from poker, months at a time, but when I come back I go full tilt and burn out after a couple of months. This time when I came back I decided to limit myself to X number of tournaments a week to hopefully level it out and stick with it longer. You know what they say...too much of a good thing.
It is very unusual to hear two words - poker and addiction )). You should enjoy the game, this is a great opportunity to get good emotions, and even if you get a lot of frustration at the table, you need to be able to quickly forget about it or learn to understand, that this a feature of the game. And it is impossible to avoid it! When you do not have enough time for a full game, do not sit down to play) Do something else) A good time to pause, when you make mistakes, when you lose real money, if you lost their, not go back their now, this is one of the main laws of poker), otherwise you will lose everything...
If seriously, you have to decide on the type of game, the necessary tournaments for yourself and the time to do it. And after that, play them calmly. In order not to constantly think about the game, you must clearly understand your schedule in life and poker ))
If you are a full time professional player it makes no sense to talk about "addiction", because per definition poker is your job. So instead its a question of, how do you balanced your work life with your private life like hobbies, family etc. And really this is no different for poker players, than it is for other people, who are self-employed.
If you are playing poker for profit but as a side hustle, you obviously also need to balance it against your regular job. But again in this situation, you are not playing, because you are "addicted", you are playing because you want to try to win some money. So its like anything else really. If you spend 80 hours a week working 2-3 jobs, you will also have less time for family or friends. So whatever you choose to do, its a question of trying to live a balanced life.
Work addiction is real. I know a mortgage broker who works 90 hrs a week because she can't turn down business or money. She compromises her life for her addiction to money. Even though she makes 150k+ per year, she can't stop. She wants more money.
Well, we can surely say that this kind of addiction it's not harmful until you loose other important things in life. If it affects life for better it will no longer be addiction but profession.