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Visualisation techniques to improve your trading

I spend around 15 minutes on them daily in the morning.

I use same techniques used by athletes. Everyday I use visualisation to plan and execute trade. All this work is done early morning from 6:30 to 7:30 while I am in gym. I visualise my targeted trades and work out complete mental scenarios and rehearse those trades multiple time. When the market opens then it is just execution.  
It is basically a mental exercise where you go through successful trade in your mind multiple times. I visualise how it will show up on scan. How I will quickly enter and put trailing stop. Then how hunt for next setup. 
There are certain set scripts for visualisation I have developed for my own trading to focus the mind for high performance trading. 

All this I picked up my sports psychology exercises my daughters coach taught us for her figure skating. Her coach has asked her to mentally rehearse her routine at least 20 times during the day. That has helped her a lot. 

Visualisation is extensively used by athletes and every elite athlete is focusing on it with special techniques used for each sports. 
Novak Djokovic has detailed in multiple interviews how he uses visualisation to improve his game. Same techniques can be used in trading .
Rafa Nadal has explained in one of his interviews some years back how he prepares mentally and how he visualises between each point : "“Run for every point, fight for every ball, play aggressive.”. If you see his Rafa Tennis Academy program , it has psychology as very important focus and they train young players on visualization.
The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar training method was developed by Toni Nadal along with the technical team that has been with Rafa throughout his sports career, thanks to the experience acquired during his time on the professional tennis circuit.
With the use of new technologies, we clearly see how tennis has progressively evolved into a faster game, meaning that points are shorter and start of play (service/return) make a huge difference in the development of the point. This forces players to be better prepared and make faster decisions.
At the Academy, we understand that tennis today and in the future is played first with the “eyes”, secondly with the “mind”, thirdly with the “legs” and lastly with the “hands”. We apply training systems that go in that direction, combining them with the skills that have provided Rafa much success throughout his professional career such as: mobility, a winning attitude, training and game intensity, competitive mentality and concentration.
We decide the percentage of time needed in each training session for each aspect of the game (technical, strategic, physical and mental) that allows players to play more competitively. Each training session follows a clear “objective” with the highest level of concentration, without a difference between training or playing a competitive match.
Our training system is updated regularly due to the constant evolution of the tennis industry, applying constant improvements to the materials that influence the speed of the game (rackets, strings, balls…) and the evolution of different training methods (especially fitness training and working on mental abilities) that have helped in the professional circuit as players have become stronger, faster and more agile.

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