I thought it would be great to have a list of ways you can increase your productivity when trading for those times you might be feeling a little burnt out. I try to run through some things I can do to get me excited to trade all over again if I notice I’m starting to lack in my trading routine. The first thing I suggest is trying to wake up and get plugged into the market earlier when its most volatile, which allows you to take advantage of all that movement and give yourself time to research higher time frames! This gives you a chance to also go over price and time cycles, which gives you the chance to prepare your statistics as well. If you work full time and only trade part-time however, creating a work calendar will do wonders to keep your personal and work-related errands and to-do list organized, and you will feel less stressed out.
Another way I like to prepare myself is by checking any related trading news events because it will almost always have a huge impact on the volatility and you want to be able to put yourself in a position for higher probability trades. Also, setting alerts to your email or phone will give you the benefit of taking advantage of the price levels you desire when the time presents itself, rather than missing your entry point because of not being aware of the change. When you want to be more productive in your working zone, that does not necessarily mean working longer more grueling hours.
Being more productive also means taking the time for yourself to decompress and allow yourself to regroup so you can come back to your work feeling more able to tackle the market. I suggest going for a walk outside, (especially if you work from home) a change in scenery is needed to allow your brain to regroup. Take some time breathing which I love because something as simple as breathing and focusing only on some breathing exercises can reduce your anxiety and stress majorly. Take some time to go over your strategy and update your trade journal for the day. Sometimes getting out of the market for even five minutes and doing something different can help you feel more energized. You can also take 10 minutes to get a snack, and get out of your trading routine completely for a bit if you’re feeling really drained.
I suggest taking a bit of time doing something you love, and for me that is reading. I usually take a 15-20 minute break from trading by allowing myself to escape into a good book, some people crochet or even cooking is a nice distraction. You can also read Apiary Fund reviews to see how Apiary Fund has helped people increase productivity for trading. I enjoy doing this because sometimes people will leave advice customer service or even other traders are giving them, that may or may not apply to you and your trading journey. I hope this list has been helpful to you and you can improve your trading experience and find it more enjoyable.