Have you ever heard the term "out of inspiration"?

It is a situation associated with the writing profession and occurs when the author loses the creativity and inspiration from which to produce new literary works.

Depletion of composing inspiration can vary in intensity. Sometimes, it can be very short and last for a few minutes or hours. But there are also some cases where it is extreme that the writer cannot produce new content for YEARS.

Anyone can run out of inspiration and it happens even with the best writers. J.K. Rowling, for example, once claimed to have suffered from this condition once while writing "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". She said she felt paralyzed after the book was published and could not write for 5 weeks.


The same thing happens to us - call it "out of trading inspiration".

This usually happens after we win or lose a lot. People who suffer from this situation may have difficulty identifying a new trade for fear of not being able to repeat their success or a fear of repeating a losing trade. This situation also happened to Jesse Livermore after the great successes in the stock market, it left him stuck and even resolved with ... shots.

When you have this psychosis, you feel paralyzed and unable to trigger any transactions. You get frustrated knowing that "the perfect deal never comes."

How to deal with "out of trading inspiration"

When traders find that they are running out of inspiration, they often put in a lot of effort to get out of the mess. This sometimes does more harm than good because it leads to "forced" trading. They force themselves to enter into transactions even though they don't want to, and they engage with superficiality and improper intentions.

This is like quicksand - the more you struggle, the deeper you sink.


So instead of forcing, the first thing you should do is take a breather. Return to a calm, calm state as this is the best way to get and maintain focus. Then, bring it back to the fundamentals of trading. You can withdraw a portion of the profits in this process (if any) to enjoy and F5 to your mind for example.

Next, review your entire trading system. Re-learn the philosophy behind it, the entry and exit conditions, and the rules of risk management. Make the necessary adjustments based on what you draw.

Finally, when you've done all of the above, review the charts. Identify transactions based on proven trading system standards while practicing how to ignore emotional problems. This will motivate you to make the right transactions for your system even if you "feel" not interested in participating.