Great article! One thing that popped in my head was some advice from Marshall Sutcliff on the Limited Resources Podcast (odd that I listen to an MtG podcast even though I only draft about 3 times a year).
Sutcliff often will say, that focusing on your win-loss record can be misleading because there are times where you just have a metric crap-ton of bad luck. And at other times you can have a 3 kilo surge of good luck. But non of those are indicators of what kind of player you are.
Rather, the question is: At any given point during a match, are you making the best possible choices? Are you doing the little things that will give you a few slivers of percentage points? If so, then you are playing well–despite what is happening at the table. Essentially, control what you can control and give everything else to Jackson Howard.
And while I agree with that, it still sucks to lose. Even when I try to take that advice, sometimes it’s hard. Does it lower my chances of tilting? Sure. But even then, there’s a feeling that the Netrunner Gods are out to get me and it just feels unfair. Why Wotan? WHY?
Ultimately, I think the self-awareness you mention in the article (realizing that you are upset, processing it with other people, doing something ) is a huge key to deal with feeling down–because sometimes you can make all the good in-game decisions and Janus will give you the ole Double Faced Middle Finger.