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Hey, traders, it’s Marina the trader chick. And today I want to talk about meditation for day traders. It’s not as hard as you think. I get this question asked by so many people. How do I start?
Oh, my God, it’s so complicated. Well, I’m going to simplify it for you completely today. But first, remember to subscribe below so that you get and also hit that notification button so that you get my new simplifying day trading hacks and tips weekly. All right, guys, ready to learn how to meditate for day traders? Meditation for day traders.
So before we hop in, I just want to make this really simple and fun for you because you know what? It’s only three tiny little steps. That’s it. Three quick, easy steps. Easy-peasy.
Ready. All right, guys, step one. First and foremost, you have to position yourself. You got to find the right place. You know what?
It could be at your desk. It could be on a couch. It could be on the floor. It could be on the bed. It could be outside.
It doesn’t matter. But you do need to find that position where you are quiet, where you are all alone. And it doesn’t matter if it’s for three minutes or 20 minutes. I personally recommend just starting with three to five minutes. No more than that, it is more than enough to start with.
So remember, position yourself. Find the right place where you can do it. Okay. Step two, close your eyes. I personally prefer closing your eyes.
You don’t really need to, but I prefer to close my eyes and then start to breathe. Really complicated. Right? Like, really hard stuff going on there. So close your eyes and breathe.
All right. Step three, counting. Yeah. So basically, once you close your eyes, you literally just count your breaths. A lot of people just like to do in for each breath, one.
And on the exhalation, you could still say one. Or you could do two, or you could just do one altogether. If you don’t like to count, you could stay in and out of your head. Obviously, it’s literally bringing yourself back to your breath. And that’s it.
I do recommend putting a timer this way. You’re not constantly thinking, how long have I been doing this? Keep your eyes closed. And here’s the secret, guys, whenever you start to wander, and you will, because that’s our mind. It is totally normal.
Do not castigate. That’s not the word. Punish yourself for it, because then you’re completely out of the whole meditation. You just say, oh, my. Just wandered.
I’ll bring it back to my breath. That’s meditation, guys, it doesn’t matter if it’s a three-minute meditation or a ten-minute, ten-hour meditation. It’s all the same because your mind is going to wander. You come back to the breath. Mind wanders.
You bring it back to the breath and that’s it. So remember, position yourself. Close your eyes. Start to breathe start to count and whenever your mind wanders bring it back to the breath and continue the counting, easy-peasy that’s meditation for day traders.