ok ok, we all get drawdowns from time to time, but...... i have traders block i stopped trading last week as i noticed my equity curve had started a down trend. i usually paper trade when this happens until i get my act back together and it goes back into an up trend. then i go back to real trading. having the discipline to do this has saved me loads. usually i can get back in a few days, and a period paper trading is also good for my soul as it helps me remember what its like to be in that carefree zone. this time is different. i am even screwing up on paper trading! my 'system' if you want to call it that is still working. the markets i trade are also fine. its 100% me. my trades are still there, its just that im not and dont seem to be able to get into the zone anymore to be able to perceive them. im also starting to do dumb things out of desperation (i.e. not trading the plan) when paper trading to get back into the up trend so i can go back to normal, but this is making it worse (surprise surprise) half of me tells me i need a break for a week, build myself up again mentally (its starting to make me doubt myself which is a big no no for a trader, despite mt earlier achievements). the other half says no way, my priority must be getting the equity curve back. ive read my notes and studied my audits from past successful months, but i still cant get back into the zone. has anyone been in this situation? how did you get over it? has anyone tried meditation - how does it work, and was it a help? cheers.