I am considering taking one shot of alcohol (and one shot only) at 9am to get ready for the opening hour. I find that one drink and I am at my optimal but have never actually tried this for the purposes of trading. I think it may help me take the edge off and focus. Anymore than one shot and I think it will be counterproductive. Thoughts/comments? PS Just for reference I am a profitable trader (0ver 100K+ per year in equities). I just want more courage!