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Do you ever ‘force’ motivation on yourself?


I find it difficult to get back into trading after an extended break. 

Does anyone else? 

Does anyone have any methods for getting interested again? 

I feel like I want to but I guess I’m just a bit demotivated and deflated (other things in life ehy). 

Many suggestions appreciated. 

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yes @PandaFace, a common problem, the best solution is to chop down position size, chop down time frames, look for market direction, look for entry points and go for short sharp bracket order trades (entry, stop loss, and limit all in one) with the limit being within easy reach.

Lots of little trades with a good success rate gets you back in the swing and also gives the market time to sort itself out after the interruption. After a week or two of this both you and the market will be more in tune and you will have had time to get a better overall understanding of the current state of play on the higher time frames.


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I am not a short term trader apart from on Cryptocurrencies when I was day trading them during the big rise last year.

I have a slightly different view. As my trades could last days, weeks or months depending on the trend then I find that I normally always tend to have positions in something or another even during extended breaks unless there was absolutely no opportunity to trade which is rare when you trade both long and short. 

For me you have to want to trade from the mind and heart. It should not be forced as this can lead to at times ineffective decisions. However, I at times make these even when I am wanting to trade from the mind and heart. LOL. 😀

I would not force it upon yourself. Let it come naturally. What you can do which sort of links with @Caseynotes is to still continue following the markets, price action and trends of certain assets and keep in tune by watching, reading and possibly conducting some research. This may help you get your motivation. If still not then I would wait on the sidelines until it comes back. I would not recommend risking capital when you are not motivated. Trading is hard enough to consistently make profits, trade after trade and the condition of the mind and mentality at the time is very important.

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