Ways to De-Stress as an Investment Banker

by Investment Banking Trainer on

Being an investment banker can be stressful at time. Meetings, deadlines, professional relationships, and customer service can lead to additional workplace stresses. As a professional, you will frequently have to continue working even under stressful conditions. That is why it is imperative to have some techniques to de-stress so you can focus on your work and meet deadlines to your best ability without letting stress take over your day.

Everyone de-stresses differently. If you do not know how you handle stress and what the best ways for you to relax and refocus is, you may want to try some of the common techniques that others use and see if they work for you.

Some common ways professionals in the investment banking field relax and refocus are:

• Exercise – even getting a little movement added to your day can benefit your mental state; try walking around your building or up and down the stairwell a few times

• Breathe – take a minute to focus on your breathing and clear your head. Find a place where it is quiet or close your door for five minutes and breathe in and out slowly, counting your breaths. This helps you clear your mind and relax.

• Get some fresh air – walk out of your building and get some fresh air. Even in the winter, a few minutes of fresh air can really rejuvenate and let you get back to your job refocused. Take a 5 minute walk around your building or the parking lot if you can. You will feel much better.

Doing one of these things or finding something that works for you can make you more productive in the end. Making sure you take a minute to de-stress during your day can make you a more productive investment banker.

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