My daily routine is simple. My trading day goes from 5:45am to 12 noon giving me about 6 hours in the market each day. Keep in mind I can whenever I see a signal I like, but this is the period that I dedicate to being in front of my computer and actively watching the market. However, during my week down south with the track & field team, I had to alter my routine to fit our training schedule. Our bus left for practice at 8:45am and didn't return until around 1pmish so I knew that if I wanted to get some work done it had to be in the morning before our 50 plus athletes were awake. I had two choices, stay up really late at night or wake up really early in the morning. Anybody who knows me knows I'm an early bird so I decided to wake up 4:00 and trade until 8:00 every morning. "Yeah! I can do that. No biggie. Who needs sleep anyway I'm a man." lol A single day later my entire mindset changed. Waking up that early and being productive was one of the hardest things ever. Waking up wasn't as much of a problem after fighting through the initial pain and urges to go back to sleep. But getting my brain to function in a way that was needed to properly and efficiently trade was much harder than expected. And because of this I missed many trading opportunities that I may have caught otherwise. "Humans are creatures of habit" and everything I was used to felt like it was flipped upside down. I never realized how important going through my daily routine was until I was forced out of it. When I came home and traded the market Monday morning I woke up with a big smile on my face. So happy to have my dual monitors and my gigantic white board at my side. Back to normal.