Appetite became absent. Weight loss visible. Sleep would get affected too. It wasn't long until the lack of productivity could no longer be hidden at work.
Boss: "Why don't you take a break? I do think you need it. Your mind is elsewhere"
Him: "What would I do with a break from work right now? What I need is a break from life"
and off he went.
Of course, a couple of short option positions were in play at the time, as usual. But did it really matter? Who cared?
Motivation and Focus had been lost. Losses followed.
Destiny had thrown a failed marriage, yet as if it wasn't enough, much more than that followed: deteriorated health, job loss, trading losses.
Love is so fragile.
Life is so fragile.
Him: "Everything is interconnected in our lifes: personal relationships, work, health, happiness around you. It all leads to a stable and focused individual. Prioritize your private life. Take good care of it, or else the crap tends to pile up. The Sun will come out. It always does."
Lazy Trader: "Thanks Dad" (Sometime during the year 2013)
Do you find that having order in your daily life outside of the markets affects your trading one way or the other?
- Thanks Eric for suggesting this topic.
All traders go to heaven
The Trader's Wife
The daily fluctuations of your easily influenced mood
The markets and my empty Fridge