I've only developed an intra-day, semi scalping strategy where a position is only held for 1 minute to 8 hours.. It is profitable, since one can more easily harness the benefit of leverage with the increased risk control(tighter stops) that is given to you when you are intra day trading. On the other hand-it requires more labourious effort and causes stress and possibly chronic weariness. I've noticed that it has a negative impact on the appetite and causes some slight sleeping disorder. It sucks up your energy... Are there any ways to mimize these bad effects? I guess being more routinized and not getting emotionally involved when you are losing/earning money. Having a good trading plan,where you have some idea what you will do in advance, in order to minimze stress. Well i would like some advice from anyone who have gone through any of the mentioned problems and how they dealt with it.