Some of the early floundering downswings in my cash graph are the result of such a mind state, which I call apathy tilt. With the click of a button you are calling in spots that you should fold, bluffing with air when it's clear your opponent is strong, set-mining, playing spec hands out of position, paying people off when your gut says you're beat; generally not planning your entry and exit from a hand.
So instead of getting into trouble, I will drop a lime in a Dos Equis and be my own best ally: I will study hand histories...the most interesting hand histories in the world. Here's one now:
In this hand we are both dealt AQ and I have position, yet I miss a chance to win the hand with a bluff-reraise, repping the 9. Unless he is 2nd leveling me, he will not usually continuation bet with a 9 himself, since it would be more +EV to check. If I bet, he can keep calling me to extract value. If I check behind, and he actually has a 9, he can bet on a strong turn card like an ace or king to throw me off and keep me in the hand if I hold one of those cards myself.
So we know in hindsight he shouldn't have a 9 there, and didn't. He made a strong continuation bet, and I surrendered early. Need to remember this situation because it comes up often.
My cardsharp friend bluffed me off a hand just like this in our league tourneys, although I was first to act. I hit two pair on the flop, not trips. He correctly thought if I had the trips, I would not bet into him, so he called my flop and turn bets, thinking I was bluffing. I slowed down on the river, and he bet a little more than half the pot.
My thoughts were he could have trips himself, or top pair with a better kicker, and I forgot to include a chance that he might be bluffing (he was). I folded, and he told me what he was up to. That kind of play takes heart, experience, and a thoughtful mind.
Well, there's a hand that I could've played better. The fireworks are popping outside, and I think Dos Equis is a good enough play for now.