Mental Health Strategy: Take a Break

Work Hard, Rest Harder: The Secret to Success as a Banker

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Christopher 'Chigg' Ba(Hons), Dip CBH, MNCH(reg)

Founder:Bohangar City Practice: (ex Banking Analyst): Transforming Minds, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body with Targeted Therapy at Bohangar City Practice

In the heart of the bustling city where the financial industry never sleeps, banking professionals find themselves engulfed in a whirlpool of relentless demands and high-stress environments. The Bohangar City practice stands as a beacon of tranquility, offering stress and relaxation strategies meticulously designed for city professionals. Spearheaded by a former investment banking analyst with over two decades of firsthand experience at the coal face of the industry, the practice understands the unique challenges you face daily.

Motivation Reminder Rectangle Sticker Work Hard, Rest Harder: The Secret to Success as a Banker

As a banking professional in a bustling city, you likely have a demanding and fast-paced job. The financial industry is one that never sleeps, and it can be challenging to find time to take a break. However, it’s essential to recognize the importance of taking breaks for your mental and physical well-being.

Here are some reasons why taking breaks is vital for banking professionals:

The Imperative of Taking Breaks

Increased Productivity

Taking scheduled breaks is not just a luxury but a necessity to rejuvenate your mind and enhance focus. It acts like hitting a reset button, allowing you to return to your tasks with a fresh perspective and heightened productivity.

Reduced Stress

The banking sector is synonymous with high stress levels. Regular breaks where you can indulge in activities that bring you joy, be it a walk, meditation, or listening to soothing music, can be a potent antidote to stress, calming your mind and nurturing your spirit.

Improved Health

Long hours at the desk can wreak havoc on your physical health. Breaks encourage movement, helping to mitigate health issues such as back pain, poor posture, and eye strain, fostering a healthier you.

Strategies for Effective Breaks

Scheduled Breaks

Make breaks a non-negotiable aspect of your daily routine. Block out specific times in your calendar, treating them with the same importance as any other meeting.

Lunch Breaks

Resist the urge to eat at your desk. A proper lunch break offers a golden opportunity to step away from work and recharge both your mind and body.

Physical Movement

Embrace the habit of leaving your desk during breaks. Whether it’s a short walk, grabbing a coffee, or simply stretching your limbs, physical movement can be a refreshing change.

Digital Detox

Allow yourself a true break by disconnecting from work-related communications. Turn off email notifications and avoid checking your phone to give yourself a mental respite from work stressors.

Targeted Therapy at Bohangar

As someone who has navigated the turbulent waters of the financial industry for over two decades, I have transitioned from a city analyst to spearheading a therapy practice dedicated to aiding banking professionals. The therapy sessions at Bohangar are more than just a service; they are a sanctuary where you can safely explore the sources of your stress and work on building core resilience.

Personalised Approach

At Bohangar, we believe in a personalized approach, understanding that each individual has unique needs and stressors. Our therapy sessions are tailored to meet your specific needs, helping you to navigate the challenges of a demanding profession with a healthier mindset.

Confidential Space

We offer a confidential space where you can express your concerns freely, without any judgment. Our goal is to help you lead a happier, healthier life by managing work stress effectively.

Building Core Resilience

Our therapy sessions focus on building core resilience, equipping you with the tools and strategies to handle the pressures of the banking industry more effectively. We work on nurturing your mental strength, helping you to stand tall amidst the challenges.

Taking breaks can help improve your focus and productivity. It can be challenging to concentrate for extended periods, and taking a break can help you recharge and come back to work with a fresh mind. It’s like hitting the reset button, and you may find that you can complete tasks more efficiently and effectively.

Reduced stress:

The banking industry can be a high-stress environment, and taking breaks can help reduce stress levels. Stepping away from your desk and doing something you enjoy, such as taking a walk, meditating, or listening to music, can help calm your mind and reduce stress levels.

Improved health:

Sitting at a desk for long periods can take a toll on your physical health. Taking breaks to stretch, move around, and take a walk can help improve your physical health. It can also help reduce the risk of developing health problems associated with prolonged sitting, such as back pain, poor posture, and eye strain.

4 Tips to help take breaks effectively:

  1. Schedule breaks: Block out time in your calendar for breaks, and make them non-negotiable. Treat them as you would any other appointment or meeting.
  2. Take a proper lunch break: Don’t eat at your desk. Take a proper lunch break, and use the time to step away from your work and recharge.
  3. Leave your desk: Step away from your desk during breaks. Go for a walk, grab a coffee, or do something you enjoy that’s not work-related.
  4. Disconnect: During breaks, disconnect from work-related activities. Turn off your email notifications and avoid checking your phone. Give yourself a mental break from work-related stressors.

Closing Thoughts

Taking breaks is essential for banking professionals. It can improve productivity, reduce stress levels, and improve physical health. Don’t let the demanding nature of your job prevent you from taking the time to recharge. Incorporate breaks into your daily routine and prioritise your well-being. Your mind and body will thank you for it.

I am a former City Analyst, having worked at the coal face for more than 2 decades. I now work with banking professionals in my Therapy Practice. Talking therapy can help you manage work stress and lead a healthier, happier life. By providing a safe and confidential space to talk, helping you identify the sources of stress and areas of building core resilience. If this is something that could be of help to you, please reach out using the contacts on this page.

Contact Us

Ready to reclaim your peace and confidence? Reach out to Bohangar City Practice today, to answer your questions and guide you toward a brighter, more empowered future.

Disclaimer: Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice or treatment. Always consult your healthcare provider for medical concerns.

Buy Me A Coffee






London Bridge & Chislehurst Therapy Practice:

Online or Face-to-Face

Late Evening / Night Appointments Available

MULTI-MODAL THERAPY: Cognitive, Behavioural, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, etc.

THERAPIST: Former City Analyst, City of London, Singapore, Zurich, and Frankfurt. 

If you are seeking Therapy please reach out for an initial free consultation call. Bohangar Hypnotherapy Practice. Hope you enjoy this blog post, would love to hear your comments  

City stress and anxiety therapy programme at the bohangar city practice
Free Consultation

Unlock your minds potential: 

1 – to – 1 Cognitive Behavourial Hypnotherapy: when you thought all roads lead to no where

Embark on a profoundly enriching therapeutic journey alongside a caring former City Investment Banking Analyst, blending an altogether unique world perspective with a genuine warmth that fosters clarity, personal growth, and emotional well-being in an intimate one-on-one setting.

Combat workstress for banking professionals

City jobs, such as Banking are a high-stress industry that can lead to burnout, fatigue, and mental health issues. With

Read More »
Mental Health Strategy: Set Boundaries

As a banking professional working in a city, you’re no stranger to the daily grind. You know how demanding your

Read More »
Building Resilience in banking

Banking is an industry that demands high levels of resilience from its professionals. The fast-paced, high-stress environment can be challenging

Read More »

Are you a city professional struggling with stress and anxiety? Do you feel like you have tried everything to find

Read More »
Monoideism the evolution of hypnosis

James Braid was a prominent Scottish physician and surgeon who is best known for his contributions to the field of

Read More »
The Art of Mindfulness Walking

Introduction and Aim of Mindfulness Walking Mindfulness walking, also known as mindful walking or walking meditation, is a form of

Read More »
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Interested in Joining the Stress & Anxiety Programme

Let's have a chat