i am really curious about how many hours you are trading during the day?
I trade around 2-3 hours a day max as i want to be fully focust and concentrated as well. Or i will take a break after 2 hours or so and come back later on to trade another 1-2 hours, but i think it is extremely important to have a break while trading. Otherwise you will get tired and get slovenly and will pick losing trades.
Looking forward to hear from you guys.
Before I quit my job and became a full time trader, I used to work night so I was up late and I would trade Asian session too - around 3-5 in the morning my time.
I think 2-3 hours is good. It's hard to maintain focus more than that. However, I normally let me charts run from the moment I turn on my PC. If I see a good opportunity then I trade. If I don't, then I just wait.
I usually trade 2 - 3 hours a day, give or take an hour here or there. I agree that taking breaks is a must. I found that trading longer than that causes errors of judgment to creep in.
Often I'll have the charts running on one screen while I am busy with admin or replying to emails, and like Okane mentioned, if I spot an entry opportunity developing I'll focus on it and decide to enter or not. I find this approach keeps me relaxed and there is no pressure that I HAVE to enter the market. If something good sets up then I'll trade, if not, no worries cause I am working on other stuff anyway.