Focus On The Good!

Focus On The Good!


The previous post How To Deal With Swings discussed how much focusing on 5 positive things a day could help us change our mood, be more grateful and face our day (and of course poker) with a more positive attitude.

I have just spent 30 really tiring hours, during which I played poker non stop and only slept for 4, and I know I will be lucky if I can sleep for 5 or 6 today. Nevertheless I don’t want to complain and I just want to focus on the good. Looking at the pictures of some beautiful memories or scenarios I have seen helps me detach my mind from poker and prevents me from going to bed dreaming about Aces and Full Houses.

Here are my 5 things for today. What are yours? Share them! Leave a comment!

1. Love – 2. The Mediterranean Sea – 3. Mango Smoothies 4. Bruschetta 5. Tuscan Countryside


Il post precedente How To Deal With Swings parlava di come concentrarsi ogni giorno su 5 cose positive possa contribuire a cambiarci l’umore, ad essere grati di quello che abbiamo e ad affrontare la giornata (e anche il poker) con un’attitudine positiva.

Io ho appena avuto 30 ore incredibilmente stancanti, durante le quali ho giocato a poker non stop e dormito solo per 4, e sarò fortunato se riuscirò a dormire 5 o 6 di quelle successive. Tuttavia non voglio lamentarmi, ma concentrarmi sulle cose allegre. Osservare le foto di qualche bel ricordo o di un paesaggio suggestivo che ho visto mi aiuta a staccare la mente dal poker e a non andare a letto sognando Assi e Full House.

Ecco le mie 5 cose per oggi. Quali sono le tue? Condividile! Lascia un commento!

1. L’Amore – 2. Il Mar Mediterraneo – 3. I Frullati di Mango 4. La Bruschetta 5. La Campagna Toscana

Capo Testa, Sardinia
The Beautiful Colors of the Mediterranean Sea at Capo Testa, Sardinia
An Amazing Mango Smoothie We Got in Ubud, Bali
Italian Bruschetta
The Bruschetta Ambra and I Like To Prepare
The Hills Around Val D’Orcia, Tuscany

Photography By Ambra & Alec Torelli

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    Hi Alec,
    Im always looking to learn about poker/life and although i just stumbled on to your page i have already read some very insightful things, so thank you. I had a great 2012 but am in the middle of an awful 2013 and am trying to move ahead and succeed on the felt. With that said my 5 things for today are:
    1. My health- (knock on wood. I cant remember even the last time i had a little cold)
    2. My Dog- My puppy is the best dog in the Eastern Sierras of California
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    • Alec Torelli October 22, 2013 1:22 am

      MammothMountainGrinder, is for readers like you that we put our effort in this blog. Thanks so much for the feedback and please let us know your preferences. What would you like to see more? Which other topics would you like to read about?

      Also, I do coaching (strategy and lifestyle/bankroll management, career) and I'd love to have the chance to help turn your year around. If you have a second, fill out the form under the Coaching tab, and we'll see if we can make something work.

      • MammothMountainGrind October 22, 2013 6:45 am

        Hi Alec, let me say how cool it is that u take the time to respond to your readers! Trust me, not everyone does.
        As for what would I like to see more of, and want to read bout? Well, one thing I love seeing is Chip photos(some call it chip porn, lol) from the table action. But mostly just like seeing new stuff, which u do a good job of, posting neat interesting things like Lanterns in hong kong, so just keep on doing ur thing i guess. thank you.

        • Alec Torelli October 25, 2013 4:35 pm

          Great, thanks so much for the support and I hope you'll keep on reading!! 🙂

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