Whoever told you this would be easy was lying...
Hodling is not fun nor is it easy
Holding or hodling is anything but easy in the crypto world.
Every day and every week comes new challenges and things trying to get you out of your position.
Everyone seems to think bitcoin not being regulated helps the price go higher, but it also and probably more importantly makes it fair game to manipulate lower.
As a consequence this is what it feels like to hodl:
I wish it was easier than it is, but it isn't...
It's likely to continue to be like this until we get clear regulations in place, which will take another couple years most likely.