Online poker is a great way for you to make some real and serious cash from all over the world without going out of your home. But being at home you might face a lot of distractions as well.
In case you are a casual player, this problem may not be that serious but if you take the game seriously or have aspirations to rise through the ranks, you need to ensure you’re able to handle distractions properly. Let’s find some effective and tested tips to cut distractions while you’re playing poker online.
Invest to Concentrate
Sometimes you need to pay a little money to make more money. For instance, you may order food online instead of spending the time to prepare or get it from outside yourself.
If you are seriously considering change playing, it is worth investing a little money into giving yourself some more time. If you kids are running around and distracting better to hire a babysitter at home. You would be able to put extra focus on your game without having to worry about managing the kids. You may hire a personal assistant for your household and other small tasks while concentrating on your game.
Stay Away from Offline and Online Distractions
The internet can be often a detriment to the success of your poker game if you allow it. Here your self-discipline will work to maintain your focus on your work rather than getting distracted by off or online stuff. Just get out of all your Reddit-browsing, social media searching, and silly research out there. Your emails, pokers, social media accounts, and news could be the vital distractors. Shut everything off. Don’t even leave the browser open in the background. If you’re playing for a living or to make money you have to sacrifice a little bit to get there.
Schedule your Meals and Breaks
It is always recommended to plan your breaks and meals in advance before you start playing. Better have a meal prepared prior to the start of your gaming session. Just warm it in the microwave on a break and then enjoy it without putting much effort. Cold foods that don’t require heating like sandwiches are also a great play. This will save you from neglecting your food and your game both so better to pre-order your food in case you want to skip preparing it at home so that you get the prepaid food on time.
Ditch the Phone
The major distraction culprit is your phone. You often test, take calls, play games on your phone which take you away from what you should have been focusing on– your poker game. It may often get information about something bad that you should not focus on at that time thus ruining all your focus. Better to put your phone on sleep/silent mode. I am not referring to vibrate; I am referring to the little moon picture if you have an iPhone where you don’t hear any of your calls or texts. You can check your phone on breaks if you want to or if you really want to be a rockstar wait for the game to complete.
Inform People You’re Playing
This is the best way to get people not to ping you or distract you by letting them know you are doing something that needs focus. Just let the few core people that might also be in the house or that usually call you must know that you’re going to be busy with playing poker and will not be available. You should consider your poker time as work time if you are doing it to make a profit.
The core of this blog is that I hope you would be able to concentrate better on your poker game warding off all the above-listed distractions and would be able to improve your poker.
Although, there is no secret that being focused on something will help you perform much better at that task. Often players with focus issues struggle and often miss things that they aren’t even aware they are losing. Take these tips to heart and make a resolution to growing your game.