How do you deal with tilt?

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Hi all! The last week for me in poker is just awful in terms of results. I tried to get my money back with a sports bet, I bet on basketball with a team handicap of -7.5 and they won by 7 points. I was 1 point short of this bet even though they were leading 23 points in the 2nd quarteršŸ˜­

I am very depressed, I don't want to wake up in the morning because I feel like a loser. How to get out of depression and stop tilting in poker?
 
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Spend a few days without playing. Use these days to study the game and if possible watch key hands you've been playing to try to identify where you go wrong. Sports betting is nothing but betting. You have no control over the outcome. Play for fun, not to try to recover lost money. Don't be in a hurry in Poker. It's better to play one hand out of 30 and dominate the game than to play too many hands and lose your money. Decrease the buy ins you have been playing. So if you miss the damage is not great. Poker is cruel to those who don't manage their bankroll. Don't feel depressed about what you've been through. You are not a loser. Just had a hard learning period. Enjoy the lesson. Learn the lesson. Apply the lesson, and then come back here to toast us with news of your victories.
 
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I tried to get my money back with a sports bet
This is very typical behaviour when you develop a gambling problem, in the sense that you chase losses and try to win money back. Most of the time what happens is that more money is lost.

I would suggest taking a step away from poker, find other things in your life that make you happy and where you can get rewarded consistently for the time and effort that you spend on them.

Poker is not one of those things because most of the time you just end up losing. It's very difficult to do for most people and most players are losing players. That doesn't mean that you are necessarily a loser in life, but if you make poker your life then I guess you set yourself up to feel that way.
 
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Hi all! The last week for me in poker is just awful in terms of results. I tried to get my money back with a sports bet, I bet on basketball with a team handicap of -7.5 and they won by 7 points. I was 1 point short of this bet even though they were leading 23 points in the 2nd quarteršŸ˜­

I am very depressed, I don't want to wake up in the morning because I feel like a loser. How to get out of depression and stop tilting in poker?
First, take a break.
Second, consider your bankroll management system.
Without bankroll management, such situations will be repeated regularly.
 
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