When you’re looking at the markets all day when you’re looking at market data, charts looking for patterns within a maze of numbers.
Sometimes you need a rest.
The weekend isn’t always enough either
Sometimes you need some downtime
Time to switch from all that noise.
Without doing this from time to time. I found my mind gets frazzled from time to time.
Numbers don’t make sense.
I can no longer recognise the patterns or worse see patterns when there are none.
And what this leads to is losing trades.
I hate losing money!
Now we are all different so here are a few of my ideas on downtime.
Feel free to pick some or ignore mine.
· Join a book club
· Go on holiday (somewhere hot)
· Switch of all computers and phones (Harder than you think)
· Spend time learning a new skill (mine was baking)
· Go to a Jazz club
· Go to the theatre/cinema
Like I said before you don’t have to do anything from the above, but believe me you will be a better trader and make more money.
Enjoy the Downtime!!