It used to be very hard to take a break for me.
I know, we all need some rest in order to function well as a human being, but it’s such a waste of time because I love productivity, I love working and most importantly, I love to know more about the market, to trade more and eventually to make more money.
But it’s essential, not only for your health or well-being, but it’s a vital part of “productivity”.
“What? What do you mean?” You may ask.
I’m certainly not talking about new age stuff, but the fact is that the big part of your brain activities and habit were built on your subconscious mind! (I’ll talk more about habit in the future posts)
Initially we use our conscious mind for all the absorption for your knowledge, all the leanings and doings, but in order for these skills to become part of us, to become your second nature, you need to transition it from logic mind to the subconscious mind.
The best example will be driving.
When we first learn how to drive, there are hundreds of things to look out for, you look at the 4 mirrors, you look at the stop signs, you look at the traffic light, or wait you forgot to put it to D instead of R...that’s why you hit that poor man!
But then, eventually driving becomes second nature for us, not only you can mindlessly drive to your workplace and completely zone out during the traffic, you can even listen to audio books or talk on the phone (not recommended)
And how did we achieve that? By driving 24 hours a day and never stop?
No, we become like that simply through time, we drive a bit here and there, we pass G2, then wait a whole year as mandatory as to have our G license to become the full driver (in Canada)
It’s because time is essence for any knowledge to go from conscious learning to subconscious doing.
So there you go, no matter how much you want to understand the market, get proficiency in looking at that chart, or back testing your strategies, you do need to take a break in order to become a real master in these skills.
I know you work hard, but always schedule time off from your task and trading, again, it’s part of your productivity.