Wednesday, May 09, 2012


definitely wednesday now

following on from 'yesterday's' post, i sent an email to a lady i've been avoiding sending for weeks. i don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing but it as at least something and not nothing. that's a good thing.

feelings aren't something i like thinking about, let alone discussing in words written down. so i shan't be doing that here. (i like the word shan't.)

having said that..
the one thing i like doing is not feeling sorry for myself or getting annoyed. i've been doing better at the not getting annoyed. one of the things i'm most happy about learning from poker, was how to deal with real life things. poker is an interesting microcosm in that it's all in your head. your reactions, your decisions, but i would get unduly affected by things that are nothing more than chance. i've always been competitive and as with all competitions it means more when there's money on it, even if it's just a little. 1c/2c plays completely differently to play money!

anyway, some of the things i've learned from poker to transfer into real life are relaxation and lack of anger. i am told give off an aura of relaxation but i know that i am less relaxed on the inside. i became more aware of this from playing poker and notice it especially when driving! the other thing that i have learnt i need to improve is to lack anger. anger is literally never good. feigning anger is sometimes necessary, but actually being angry is pointless. all it does is cloud your mind, something you don't want happening, especially when playing poker. of course, all this is easier said than done. my only recommendation is to buy the mental game of poker. it'll teach you techniques to resolve anger issues, which are easily transferable to real life.

easily transferable but still hard work and will take time and effort to achieve resolution!


L4Y SP said...

its as if youre plucking this stuff from my subconscious. its freakin' me out a bit.

Mudwig said...

imagine being schizophrenic and seeing the results of someone else's work only to find out it was your own!

Yakshi said...

Your comment messes with my mind. I have a coworker whom I just discovered is schizophrenic and on medication. I asked him if his semester was going okay. He deduced that I would only ask this question if his semester was not going okay. So he proceeded to ask all of my co-workers the following question, "Did I do something wrong?" It's been a long week.

Mudwig said...

sounds tough.
i am in awe of people who can work with mentals. they are much tougher than me.

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