Looking back at September, I've probably played the least poker hours for any month of the last 18. Although I hadn't exactly planned it, hindsight is a wonderful thing, and looking back I realise I was becoming blase about poker. That was a double-edged sword, on the one hand its great that I've finally got enough hours under my belt to be "emotion - neutral" 90% of the time so that it doesn't effect my game, but the flipside was seeing so many hands that I wasn't analysing plays any more, so I stopped improving.
My mind needed a break, it needed to gain perspective, and it needed to be able to see from the otherside that this is something I WANT to be doing a lot of the time, rather than it being a hobby which has morphed to somewhere between habit and addiction. It's Positive stuff ! And positive stuff = positive thinking = +EV
Tonight I shall mostly be.... playing MTTs and enjoying it, whatever happens.