Just after entering my short position in BOOM, the stock jumped about 1 1/2 points but was still under the initial stop. Although the stop was set just above $38, I was inches away from clicking on the "cover" button once BOOM hit $37.50. Luckily, I remembered what I had wrote about micromanaging and how it hurt my August performance. I walked away from the computer, as I didn't want to tempt myself, and stuck with the trade. The stock is now trading just below my short entry and I have currently saved myself over $650.
I know it's going to be a tough battle, but it looks like I'm making progress in when it comes to micromanaging.