Stress, anxiety and motivation.

Jul 19, 2023 at 13:20
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Member Since Nov 28, 2022   21 posts
Nov 29, 2023 at 10:35
Raven1209 posted:
ChaKie posted:
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
I'm watching netflix:) But sometimes it stressing me more😁
My motivation is the desire to live and eat something😁
Motivation of the whole humanity😁
I handle trading stress with deep breathing. My main motivation? I love the challenge and learning of mastering financial markets.
Member Since Nov 02, 2023   24 posts
Dec 02, 2023 at 11:39
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
Breathing exercises. Inhale normally, exhale slower than the inhale. Repeat. :)
React and do not predict
Member Since Sep 29, 2022   60 posts
Dec 11, 2023 at 12:15
derrik_56 posted:
Raven1209 posted:
ChaKie posted:
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
I'm watching netflix:) But sometimes it stressing me more😁
My motivation is the desire to live and eat something😁
Motivation of the whole humanity😁
I handle trading stress with deep breathing. My main motivation? I love the challenge and learning of mastering financial markets.
Does deep breathing work?:)
Member Since Jul 27, 2018   10 posts
Dec 11, 2023 at 16:19
Deep breathing is just a short term solution. What you want to do is reframe stressful events. If they are stressful then they are important. It is nice to be part of important things that make a difference. Take energy from these events
Member Since Jan 12, 2023   20 posts
Dec 12, 2023 at 06:35
TeddyBrendon posted:
Deep breathing is just a short term solution. What you want to do is reframe stressful events. If they are stressful then they are important. It is nice to be part of important things that make a difference. Take energy from these events
You're spot on. It's all about harnessing that stress as a source of energy and determination.
Member Since Sep 24, 2020   28 posts
Dec 14, 2023 at 23:21
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
Howya Hopeful81, to tell you the truth, and answer your 3 really good questions as honestly as possible, 1, trading-related stress? well honestly I don't suffer from that at all lately, but when I did, and I know exactly where you're coming from. I'd just completely take a break from it for a while, often it'd been weeks or months at a time and focus on something different, but even an hour or 2 can and will work wonders for you. Different hobby/passtime, I'd go work on the car, go fishing etc, but generally my go to method would also include playing with the dogs and walking and stuff.

Main motivation 4 trading? Goals and targets. I know how much can be made by doing this, and I'd like a little slice of that pie, before I'm too old to enjoy it hon. But not just for myself. I want to leave a good legacy after I'm gone, and there's no pockets in a shroud as they say, but if I can gain enough to help out others, and I've quite a few causes whose corners I'd be able help better with a fist full of dollars. Well that's motivation enough for me. Get there or die trying.
Ps, I'm assuming by go to method you meant go to method for unwinding.

So back at you then, -
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
1, Just do it. 2, Don't give up
Member Since Feb 12, 2016   48 posts
Dec 15, 2023 at 06:30
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
Personally, when dealing with trading-related stress, I turn to mindfulness techniques, particularly focused breathing exercises. Taking a step back, assessing the situation objectively, and reminding myself of the importance of sticking to my trading plan helps me regain composure. Additionally, I find it beneficial to step away from the screen for a short break to clear my mind and refocus.
Member Since Sep 24, 2020   28 posts
Dec 15, 2023 at 06:41
bardachok posted:
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
Personally, when dealing with trading-related stress, I turn to mindfulness techniques, particularly focused breathing exercises. Taking a step back, assessing the situation objectively, and reminding myself of the importance of sticking to my trading plan helps me regain composure. Additionally, I find it beneficial to step away from the screen for a short break to clear my mind and refocus.
Ahh, snap so, we've that much in common. And your motivation? I mean there's just some other stuff I luv about it also which I've not mentioned earlier, but what keeps you doing it?
1, Just do it. 2, Don't give up
Member Since Oct 18, 2021   93 posts
Dec 25, 2023 at 06:08
bardachok posted:
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
Stress and anxiety often arise in trading due to the inherent uncertainties. To manage these emotions, establish a robust trading plan, practice disciplined risk management, and take breaks when needed. Motivation in trading can come from setting clear goals, maintaining a positive mindset, and viewing challenges as learning opportunities. Finding a balance between ambition and patience is key to navigating the psychological aspects of trading.
You know dude for me the best motivation to continue trading is to see a profit. But unfortunately, even at this moment excitement awakens, which is no longer good. I'm trying to get rid of this.
Member Since Dec 28, 2023   25 posts
Jan 12 at 20:31
As for me I haven't found my method to fight with stress. Maybe you can suggest me smth effective..
Member Since Nov 02, 2023   24 posts
Jan 14 at 02:52
The easiest way is to choose a risk you can stomach to lose.
React and do not predict
Member Since Mar 31, 2021   229 posts
Jan 15 at 15:40
Do you mean interest rate risk in money? Or what risk are we talking about?
Think thrice before opening an order
Member Since Mar 23, 2024   18 posts
Yesterday at 01:40
Stress, anxiety, and motivation all interact in a complex way when trading forex. Decision-making pressures, market volatility, and possible financial losses are all common sources of stress. Anxiety might result from uncertainty about market movements and a fear of making mistakes. However, same emotions can also drive motivation, causing traders to rigorously analyse data, keep current on market movements, and fine-tune their plans. Successful traders learn to manage stress and anxiety through resilience, discipline, and mindfulness practices. Harnessing motivation becomes critical for being focused, responding to market changes, and persevering through hurdles, all of which contribute to forex trading success.
Member Since Apr 04, 2023   4 posts
Yesterday at 09:25
It is impossible to trade under constant stress and anxiety. Sooner or later your nerves will set in. Therefore, it is important to be able to cope with your emotions and trade only with a cool head.
Member Since May 08, 2023   40 posts
17 hours ago
Hopeful81 posted:
How do you personally deal with trading-related stress? What is your go-to method?
Also, what is your main motivation source for trading?
My motivation source? Money.
How do I deal with the stress, honestly from some point on you get used to it, but when I'm doing bigger volumes I'm still shaking, but if there was anything to help with that, for me it's music only.
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