So I decided to start writing a journal to help keep myself accountable and also to make things more interesting. I’ve been playing poker on and off for the past 4 years, going through peaks and troughs but never really taking it seriously. At the beginning of this year, I said that I’d try and put in the work needed to really improve and get better. So far, things have been alright but I’ve had periods where I’ve struggled to find motivation to play every day and put in the effort into studying.
I started the year going back to 2nlz to get back into things and have since then moved up to 25nlz which has been quite tough as I found I was over-adjusting when moving between stakes and struggling with my mental game.
I’ve decided to not look at results, something which I’ve really struggled with in the past and has definitely influenced my game. I’ll initially aim to only check once a week but hopefully if this goes well, I might change it to once a month instead. I work full time so I won’t set myself ridiculous volume goals but rather things that are more reasonable and will hopefully give me the best chance of improving and moving up.
1. Aim for 1-2 hours of play per day
2. Study 5 hours per week minimum
3. Don’t check results until end of the week
4. Start work with a solver when mixing in nl50