A question I normally get asked all the time is:
“How do you stay mentally sharp when trading and investing in the financial markets?”
And in response, I always say to remember that it’s a lifestyle.
Yes, we trade and invest for a living, but it’s very important that we create the freedom at the same time to look after ourselves and our bodies.
By doing so, you allow yourself to have that sharp and fit mind to pursue investing and trading and do it properly.
At the same time, it allows you to pursue a great life – to really enjoy life, you need to be healthy and mentally fit!
If you spent all your energy focused on generating income from the financial markets at the expense of your health, what’s the point? There are only so many things you can do when your mind and body can’t keep up.
So for me I always think about keeping balanced.
Have a Morning Routine
The first thing I normally do once I wake up – whether I’m at home or I’m travelling – is I go out for morning stroll.
And I highly recommend you have something similar.
It could be something as simple as a short workout that goes for 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
By staying fit and healthy, you can ensure you not only stay mentally sharp for the financial markets, but also have the energy to enjoy life!
Another thing you can do is to practise mindfulness.
This is simply focusing your awareness of your thoughts, surroundings and letting go of things you can’t actually act on right now like what happened in the past, or what will happen in the future.
If you’re unsure of how exactly to do that, a simple Google or YouTube search on guided mindfulness meditation will provide you with a multitude of options.
To your health and success,