Did the market deliver a can of whoop-ass today? Is your stop-loss getting hit over and over?
Don't worry. You're not alone. We all know the feeling. Every trader does.
It's important to get your mind off the markets once in a while, and it's also important to keep motivating yourself. The market does whatever the market does. It moves with you, against you, and it moves without you. Just don't go trough it, -grow trough it. Try to look at your progress, reflect over your development. What got you here? What worked? What did not work? What do you need to repeat to get the results your looking for. You need to keep learning, and keep growing even though you feel like giving up. If it was easy, then everybody would do it.
Be willing to experiment and be willing to fail if you want to succeed. Ask yourself what brought you here? and say to yourself -"It's not over until I win" It only takes -you to believe in yourself. As long as you got the right mindset and the right attitude you will only fall forward. Becoming a trader is a test of your will and your mental toughness. But remember that pain is only temporary, and keep working towards your goals.
No matter if your jumping with joy from catching 300 pips on your favorite Forex pair, or frustration is running high seeing your stock portfolio being in the red for the last 6 months. Not to mention your cryptocurrency investments. Recreational time is a must for everyone who trades the financial markets.
When being on a winning streak you should take a brake. You will become your own enemy if you get too confident. Why not make some plans for something to look forward to, go for a walk in the nature, or have a cold one with a good friend. Just make sure you have both feet planted on the ground when you get back to your charts.
If you're having a bad day, try to lay down for 5 minutes and imagine the pillow is a sponge sucking up all your worries, or put your headphones on and follow a guided meditation session. Just don't be too hard on you self.
You only fail when you give up.