After many years of trading, I've come to the realization that I quite literally go through what is considered a traditional "grieving process" after a really bad day. 1. Denial and Shock - I skip past the denial, but the shock is definitely the first thing I experience after a really bad day...generally short lived. 2. Anger - This stage lasts the longest for me and kicks in quickly. I get so mad and pissed off it can at times take me weeks to get to the final stage if the drawdown was severe enough. 3. Bargaining - I become consumed with the "what if" aspect of the bargaining stage. What if I didn't make that trade, what if I was more patient, what if I didn't trade at all today, etc. The 'what if's' go on and on and remain somewhat intertwined with the anger stage. 4. Depression - This is the point where I think I've accepted the loss, but feel like total shit about it. There are definite feelings of hopelessness. 5. Acceptance - Of course at some point I accept what has happened and am ready to move on. I know from plenty of experience that stage five will occur at some point, and 1-4 will become a distant memory, but for whatever reason I still go through the grieving process. I guess for me acceptance simply takes time. Does anyone else relate?