Currency pairs only move so much per day. If you only have one hour to trade, as many have pointed out here, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be sitting in front of your trade station when that movement happens. One way to work around that challenge is to favor longer timeframes and trends as has been mentioned.
Another way is go robot. Learn to code your own expert advisor or trading script/system, and let the computer do the work for you. Spend your one hour per day looking over journal logs to make sure everything is working as expected, examine trade logs, and kick off extensive back tests to determine the best configurations for your bot.
The 3 priorities should be the things you focus on outside of that precious one hour:
1- Learn to code. Do research on the various languages and approaches that are popular out there. It could be MQL 4 or 5, It could be Python making API calls to your broker. I haven’t used it, but I believe ninjatrader has a “ninjascript”, and there are many other ways to program automated trading bots. Find the approach that suits you best and become as proficient as you can in it. There’s plenty of free training material and guides out there.
2- Find a solid, simple, consistent strategy and codify it. This sounds like the easy part, but it’s actually the hardest part. There are so many different Forex trading strategies; different ways to trade range and trending environments, indicators, price action, retracements, patterns, limitless possibilities. Do a bunch of reading here at BP. You’re sure to find something that works for you if you keep at it!
3- Find creative ways and times to learn. I used to have to regularly make the 4 hour drive between St. Louis and Kansas City for business. I used it as a great opportunity to consume audio books on trading. The same thing might apply to a nice long jog or walk during your regularly-scheduled exercise time, mowing the lawn, etc. If you look for them, you can find all sorts of chances to Forex your brain while your body is busy with something else.
The good news is, solving this problem will serve you even when you do have more than 1 hour to trade. Not only will your robot not have your emotional trading problems, you have better things to do, like make drinks and watch it trade for you! Cheers and good luck!
Edit - if you’re reading this thinking, “yeah great but I’m no computer programmer!”, we will not tolerate that kind of negative self-talk! You simply forgot the word “yet” at the end of that sentence. It’s not as hard as you think it is. I’m a really simple country boy redneck sort of creature and I learned MQL4 just by forcing myself through the free e-book they host on the Metatrader site. You can learn this. Yes, you. They call it a language for a reason!