The Beginning of Therapy
"It's not whether you won or lost, but how many bad-beat stories you were able to tell"
- Grantland rice
Living through your bad beat stories makes you mortal, at least human. That at least everyone is susceptible to the evil randomness of cards. It drives me crazy, really. You are sitting in, innocently waiting for your cards but what comes were waves that only know of creating splashes of terror.
It doesn't help if you bluff now cos they really do have the cards. This is bad when playing in tournaments because you can't stop, you are still in the game.
Whenever it happens you will try to get even. A lot of thoughts starts to creep in and the first impression was that the poker room is rigged. Getting those cards over and over again seemed so impossible. It really does or it could simply mean your mind is playing tricks on you. But that cannot be. So the poker room is fixed! You will go crazy thinking about it.
Sleep over it. It will be hard but worthwhile. It will help reduce the strain on your head. Research shows having a good sleep improves concentration. Afterall, we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping you know.