Every trade is a new experience with uncertain outcome. I must begin by creating good trading habits.
General Trading habits: I have committed to spending a specific number of hours each day to trading. I trade at the same time each day. I do not trade if I am emotionally upset or angry. I only trade when I can remain focused on my trading.
Preparing a trade: I follow a specific trading strategy for each trade. I document every trade that I enter. I create a contingency plan in case the trade goes against me, which includes stop a stop loss that meets my equity management criteria.
During the trade: I must trust my trade and not allow my emotions to change my plan. If I find myself living and dying by each candle, I must not watch the trade.
After the trade: I must document the results of the trade, the pips and experience I gained, and the things I will do differently in the next trade.