As promised, I am going to illustrate how to identify choppiness to avoid stressful time (if one monitoring the trade).
Time not to trade is important that is avoid lunch time of each session which can be Asian or European or New York.
Having a habit of drawing along price movement (if you have not developed visual skill to see PA), marking peak/trough helping you to see if price is stepping up (buy) or going down (sell). If price makes one step up and one step down, it is indicating choppiness.
To trade, we can play pending orders for a breakout, stoploss has to be 10-15pips away from last swing high/low to avoid sweeping out.
Only trade if price bounces off a strong S/R.
Here is one of snapshot of my chart that I marked where price made high/low then higher high higher low or lower high lower low...