Sports betting is a two-way action.
You cannot go further than either winning or losing and sooner you realise this, the better you will become. Because, the pressure of the betting process can and will get inside your head eventually. But it is up to you to learn how to handle it and accept that a winner’s smile can be replaced by a loser’s tears in a matter of seconds.
You Can’t Escape a Losing Streak
Every single punter starts their betting career thinking they know everything there is to know about how to win, but they soon end up going through a crash course in losing. Dealing with a losing streak is the most important lesson you as a bettor must learn, and the first thing you need to get inside your head is that these things will happen.
You might have years of successful betting under your belt and you might have never experienced the bitter taste of disappointment before but, trust us, that feeling will come. By simply coming to terms with the fact losing streaks cannot be avoid, you are halfway toward healing.
Take a Break
Constant losses can undermine your betting bankroll and be a huge blow to your confidence, but the important thing is not to lose hope. What you need to do is to take a break, to sit down and clear your head.
Take a few days to freshen up, recharge your batteries and then get back to betting stronger than ever. Cutting it over completely can be a shock therapy, but it can also be more than some people can take. In that case, cut back your bet size and take smaller steps to the substitute bench where you will rest for a couple of moments.
Don’t think you can beat a losing streak. You can’t. Chasing your loses will only see you sink deeper and leave you neck deep in the quicksand.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Do not go around wasting your time by thinking what when wrong. If you do this, then return to step No.1 and admit to yourself that you still did not accept that losing streaks are not something you can avoid.
Do a research instead. Go through your most recent betting history and review the results and selections. If your betting bank is going through a dramatic drop then something is seriously wrong. Identify the mistakes and errors, rectify them, change the overall approach and start over.
Lift Your Head High
Don’t be scared. We know that losing streaks can do great damage to your betting confidence and that it will leave you questioning your choices. But it is normal to be cautious and to question yourself after a losing streak.
Instead of curling up in a corner, go on and grab a full grip on a new betting campaign. Hopefully you’ve drawn a couple of conclusions from your previous spell which will help you edit your betting strategy and bring improvements to your betting plan.
Lift your head high, dust yourself down and thread bravely. Admitting to yourself is the best way to avoid any possible criticism and ridicule from fellow punters.