Tracking emotional state in trading journal

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      How are you all tracking and then analyzing your emotional state in your trading journal?

      To date I just use a 1-5 scale to track important emotions like:

      • Confidence
      • Anxiety
      • Excitement
      • Frustration
      • Fear

      But to be honest I’m not always seeing obvious trends between specific emotions and my trading results so I’m wondering if there is a better way, whatever that means. How else do people record and use emotional findings in journals?

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          Do you record what might be triggering your emotions? I record events that spark a particular emotion. For instance, a sudden market dip can trigger anxiety while a row of successful trades can give me overconfidence.

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              I haven’t been doing that so far. Has that been helpful? Do you find it easier to spot trends taking that approach then?

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