November – Evaluation and Progress.

So I will eventually get around to posting the update for the Aspers tournament which occured about two weeks ago.
Spoiler alert.

I didn’t win

Now as some of the more regular readers know this thread is mainly about my life but it doesn’t hurt to put some poker in from time to time.

Moving onto how the overall month of October went poker wise. For the large majority I grinded 10z on stars and had a win rate of around 2bb/100 and put in about 45k hands (Around $200 with RB). The results were okay and I took the whole roll and put it onto Sky Poker. The games were good but I found it hard for me to put any decent volume in due to the site being quite dead at times. That combined with a bit of run bad convinced me to put the roll back on stars and go back to 10z for November and see how this month goes.

Analysing the above I can draw the pretty simple conclusion that I can’t make my mind up about what to do and what’s best for me. Both in poker and life.

I know in poker I need to be studying way more than I currently am. I also need to be doing more studying for university too. I feel I’m in a spot right now where I’ve been trying to juggle too many things at once but the reality is I’m burning serious periods of time just ****ing around and doing nothing. I know I need to be more productive and more effecient with what I do in the free 1-2 hour periods I have during the day but the thing is, that’s never been the kind of person I’ve been.

I’ve always been pretty passive as a person and let things happily float around me and only really focus on the most important things happening to me at those exact points in time. What always ends up happening is that I forget the small things and as a result a lot of the things I do are pretty last minute and rushed.

I think in the past I adopted a “this is who I am, if people like it great, if they don’t, whatever” however I feel self improvement is incredibly important and I try and spend a lot of my time on trying to be the best person I can be. I feel it’s possible for me to balance university and poker with everything else I want to achieve right now (play the piano, I got a piano/keyboard btw!). I just know it’s going to take a lot of self discipline.

I think for the month of November I might as well give it a shot and attempt to be as productive as I can be and see how I feel mentally and physically.

What does being as productive as I can be entail?

Great question.

So for a start I want to attend all my lectures and do at least 2 hours of extra work towards them a day.

In regards to poker I want to maintain goldstar at zoom and play for around 2-3 hours a day including study. I feel this is possible especially when I balance my time well.

I also want to budget better as I feel myself slip occasionally because it’s so easy just to buy ready meals and go out instead of cook.

I want to sleep 7-8 hours a day and constantly assess how I feel and how my studies are going.

I’ll try and keep this updated more often but as I’ve stated previously I’ve wanted this blog to only be written when I feel like writing it otherwise I don’t think it will accurately assess how I’m feeling and viewing things and a lot of the posts could seem quite forced.

Until next time, peace. If you have any questions feel free to fire away!

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