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Easily cutting winners short. And then possibly breaking my plan by holding a losing trade too long trying to counter what I did in a previous trade.

Need to treat each trade as individual as possible.

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I put under trading, but I think my main problem is boredom.

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biggest problem wasn't listed but it's mainly my sleep cycle. Over sleeping/staying up too late. Sometimes I'll pull all nighter waiting till the open for a couple trades and then go to sleep. This is only reason I wish I was in a professional atmosphere. not eating enough salads

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biggest problem wasn't listed but it's mainly my sleep cycle. Over sleeping/staying up too late. Sometimes I'll pull all nighter waiting till the open for a couple trades and then go to sleep. This is only reason I wish I was in a professional atmosphere. not eating enough salads

I would put part that as part of your trading plan, assuming your trading plan says don't over sleep or stay up too late, pull an all nighter, etc, so that you are in a position to trade the following day.

The real question is, what are you going to do now that you've identified a problem? How will you work to improve it?

Mike

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Managing my somatic markers.

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I would put part that as part of your trading plan, assuming your trading plan says don't over sleep or stay up too late, pull an all nighter, etc, so that you are in a position to trade the following day.

The real question is, what are you going to do now that you've identified a problem? How will you work to improve it?

Mike

I found with other jobs I've had that forcing myself to wake up regardless how tired I was to get there on time over and over worked with coffee. Going to sleep on time was really just a function of being tired from waking up early. (hopefully my new diet should help a little)

Do you have any tips? What do you do to maintain a balanced sleep schedule?

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I found with other jobs I've had that forcing myself to wake up regardless how tired I was to get there on time over and over worked with coffee. Going to sleep on time was really just a function of being tired from waking up early. (hopefully my new diet should help a little)

Do you have any tips? What do you do to maintain a balanced sleep schedule?

Thanks,
Itchy

I try to unplug at least 30 mins before bed. Then I will set in bed and read. That usually makes me tired enough to go to sleep.

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I try to unplug at least 30 mins before bed. Then I will set in bed and read. That usually makes me tired enough to go to sleep.

I think staring at the screen sends a signal to the brain that it's sunny. I've heard that's a good tip and reading a book to bog the mind down.

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