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Old Apr 26, 2017, 9:22am   #25
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foroom lluzers started this thread Stress Facts
What is Stress?
Stress is an automatic reaction to danger or demand. It is your body's reaction to some challenging
situation that prepares you for action with a "fight or flight" response. Stress hormones - adrenalin,
noradrenalin, and cortisol - are pumping out, which makes your blood pressure and heart rate increase
and your muscles tighten. Some level of stress can be good in the short-term, especially in emergency
situations. It can serve as an incentive or motivator.
Types of Stress
Acute: Immediate stress usually related to a one-time event that comes and goes quickly.
Effects can last from minutes to hours, days or weeks.
Chronic: Long-term and caused by a series of stressful events or an ongoing situation.
Causes of Stress
External Factors:
• Environmental: noise, bright lights, heat, confined spaces
• Social: rudeness, bossiness, aggressiveness by someone else
• Organizational: rules, regulations, "red tape," deadlines
• Major Life Events: deaths, losses, new responsibilities, changes
• Daily Hassles: tight budget, computer glitches, car breakdowns
Internal Factors:
 Lifestyle Choices: caffeine, limited sleep, overloaded schedule
 Negative Self-talk: self-doubt & criticism, pessimism, overthinking
 Mind Traps: unrealistic expectations, personalizing things, rigid thinking, exaggerating, allor-nothing
thinking
 Personality Traits: perfectionist, workaholic, pleaser
Symptoms of Stress
Physical: fatigue, headaches, insomnia, muscle aches/stiffness, heart palpitations, chest pains,
abdominal cramps, nausea, trembling, sweating
Mental: decreased concentration and memory, indecisiveness, mind racing or going blank,
confusion, loss of sense of humor
Emotional: anxiety, nervousness, depression, anger, frustration, worry, fear, irritability,
impatience, short temper
Behavioral: pacing, fidgeting, nail-biting, foot-tapping, increased eating, smoking, drinking,
crying, yelling, swearing, blaming, and throwing things
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Old Apr 27, 2017, 1:00pm   #26
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foroom lluzers started this thread Human mind traps are the same , if applied to trading or any other activity.There are thinking errors between you trading profitability and actual trades based on thinking erorrs.Human thinking traps are the same for every other acivity.

search on google for " thinking errors "

you tube video called "Cognition: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You - Crash Course Psychology #15 "



more mind traps here :

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/educ...ml#post2895796
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Old Apr 28, 2017, 5:52am   #27
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foroom lluzers started this thread Faster emotional brain is active in live trading , it blocks rational brain , sometimes they are conflicting in trading , when trying to control emotions

Trading is stressful mental activity , it arouses emotions and stress responses , Your emotional brain is faster than your rational , it calls all the shots in live trading.

Our emotions have helped us immeasurably over the course of human evolution. Emotional responses are milliseconds faster than cognitive (thinking) responses; the lightning-fast reactions that bypass the rational brain centers were often survival responses for our distant ancestors. The limbic brain sends us the warning of a crisis before the rational brain can even process the incoming signal: the body has been alerted and is ready to act on our behalf.

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Old May 2, 2017, 7:02am   #29
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foroom lluzers started this thread Mind traps caused by beliefs , thoughts , fear and mistakes.

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Old May 12, 2017, 8:21am   #30
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Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.It's easy to stop noticing the world around us. It's also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living 'in our heads' – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour.
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Old May 12, 2017, 8:31am   #31
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foroom lluzers started this thread Your thoughts are powerful and they cause physical reactions in your brain and body.
Bad, mad, sad, hopeless or helpless thoughts release chemicals that make you feel bad. Your hands get cold and you sweatmore. Your heart rate quickens and flattens (which isn’t good for your health), you breathe more quickly and more shallowly,and your muscles tense up.
Negative thinking causes serious decreases in cerebellum and temporal lobe activity. When activity in the cerebellum is low,it’s harder for you to think and process information quickly.
On the other hand, happy, positive, hopeful, loving thoughts release chemicals that make you feel good. Your hands feel warmer, you sweat less, your heart rate slows and starts to bounce around (a good thing), your breathing slows and deepens,and your muscles relax.

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Old May 13, 2017, 3:43pm   #32
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Human mind traps are the same , if applied to trading or any other activity.There are thinking errors between you trading profitability and actual trades based on thinking erorrs.Human thinking traps are the same for every other acivity.

search on google for " thinking errors "

you tube video called "Cognition: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You - Crash Course Psychology #15 "



more mind traps here :

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/educ...ml#post2895796

Are you talking about cognitive distortions? Yeah its definitely a point to pay attention to. Especially bayesian trap (incorrect calculation of a probability of premises that lead to an outcome which odds are also inaccurately calculated)
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