Running and Trading (Short Essay)

I used to run 10K every day when I was studying at University. Since then, I have reduced a lot my running habits due to a past injury, but I still continue to run every week.

Running has been with me for longer than trading has been. These are both inseparable parts from my life. They are also very similar- both have their ups and downs and both are highly addictive, therefore they both do require extreme discipline.

Running and Trading

When I am having a bad day trading, I usually go out for a run a little longer than usual. By running longer it is like I can physically exhaust that portion of my discontent and regain back my confidence.

Running also makes me realise once again how limited my abilities are. This exercise makes me physically aware of the lows and highs of my persistence and endurance.

After a winning streak in trading, I do try to run longer. Basically, when I am overconfident and when I am lacking confidence I try to push myself harder. One of the major results of that is that I become that much stronger and push myself towards my inner balance.

On one side- when I am winning in trading, running sobers me up; on the other side, when I am losing, it helps me relax and regain control of my own temper.

Funnily enough, if I am angry at myself for not following my trading plan, I direct this anger towards myself. I use that to improve myself and running is a great tool towards reaching this goal.

I have always tried to quietly absorb the things to myself and later I do release them in a changed form… through running.

That is how I have always lived.

This is how I have always been able to improve.

This material is written for educational purposes only. By no means do any of its contents recommend, advocate or urge the buying, selling or holding of any financial instrument whatsoever. Trading and Investing involves high levels of risk. The author expresses personal opinions and will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the actions of the reader. The author may or may not have positions in Financial Instruments discussed in this newsletter. Future results can be dramatically different from the opinions expressed herein. Past performance does not guarantee future results.