A handful of poker techniques will amaze you with their ease. This is one of them. Jot down your results, every single time you gamble.
Chapel of texas hold’em Psalm #three:
Thou have to record your wins and your loses; for it’s the grand total of all a mans accomplishments which create his bottom line.
How detailed is your decision. I tend to believe that hourly info and that type of intimate detail is not needed. Simply figure out how far in front you are and how much (if anything) you’ve withdrawn. Of course, if you don’t win, note that too, no matter how much it it might pain you.
Don’t forget to record what sort of game you are gambling on, if that’s imperative to you. (In my experience, most gamblers stick to what they know and don’t try something they do not know. If all you do is keep winnings, down and what you’ve taken out, you’re way ahead of most gamblers around!)
Give yourself realistic goals, like a ‘dream’ target (new vehicle, get-a-way or whatever). When you withdraw, mark the $$$$$ taken out to your dream tally. The greater the success you have, the nearer that goal will be!