Playing with the right mindset
At the same time, you have to play sometime, especially if you are chasing Full Tilt's Iron Man Challenge.
When I haven't played or haven't played very much recently I also feel that I'm a little bit rusty. I can't tell as easily from the flow of the game if the game has changed, if it's tightening up so much that I should get out. Or, even losing a little bit of money can be irritating to me. When you play enough you know that it's all part of the ebb and flow of the game.
I guess poker is a lot like running -- or running every day. You just have to keep at it enough so it seems natural. And that means all of the little aches that come along with it.