Been there and at times still there. I am getting better at staying away from the bad trades, fall over with some of the action now and again.
I have started using a different approach, my broker is Pepperstone Australia, have only been with them for about 8 months, the EA’s supplied are good and handy, especially the Mini Terminal.
I can set up a variety of orders and save them as templates, I use a percentage basis, Stop loss 1% of balance from 1.2% to 1.5^ Take profit mostly on time frames no less than 1 Hour.
Sure I have losses, sometimes a run, then I can have some good winning runs.
If you are not comfortable with a 1% SL, I have used 1.5%, but doing that puts you at risk of “diving in” and losing money. A short SL in my opinion, tells me to double check the decision to trade an instrument.
I have thought of the day when a 1% SL will be way over the top, dreaming of a large increase in my balance, I am only running a $500 account.
Well that is it for my two bob’s worth, hope it has been a comfort, your not alone!