Chapter 3: Get ready for action

In this chapter, you will learn that:

• Getting the most out of our personal energy levels is an essential skill.

• When we are stressed we naturally take faster, shallower breaths to prepare us for action. This can lead to snap trading decisions that are ineffective and not based on cool logic.

• Breathing deeply and fully, and utilising your diaphragm is a way to dissipate stress and help you stay on top of the game.

• Separating your breath into three distinct sections can act as a pressure circuit breaker during times of stress — so practise breathing into your stomach, your lower chest and then your upper chest.

Life is hectic. Every day it can seem as if there are more and more demands on our resources. ...

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