I've made no secret of the fact that mentally, I've been struggling for a while. Full of frustrations and doubt which I firmly believe have affected my trading. As we all know, having the correct mindset is so vital in this game. All the more remarkable then that during this troubled time, I have still managed to make a profit.
I'm please to say, I feel that I am in a much better place now and much of that, I think, can be attributed to the fact that I haven't been doing as much trading as normal. I've had numerous distractions and chores that needed my attention over the past couple of weeks or so which meant I couldn't trade even if I wanted to.
Possibly a case of reaching past saturation point as far as trading is concerned was making my mental state take a negative path.
It simply serves as yet another lesson in the importance of getting one's life balance right. Something I've struggled with for a long time.
Now that the major tasks like tax returns are out of the way, I was able to settle down to a full days trading today - with one very important difference. I took regular breaks when I felt tired or I had lost focus, even if it meant missing a race or two. As a result, I only did 18 greyhound races and 17 horses races yet I had the best day I've had for a while.
So £43 added to the pot. Not a huge amount, but certainly a heck of a lot better than of late. Here's hoping for a bit of consistency now.