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Strategies to Relieve Stress & Anxiety at Work

Strategies to Relieve Stress & Anxiety

 It’s normal to experience moments of stress during your work day.  How do you handle this? Here at Petschauer Insurance our philosophy is to put strategies in place to help deal with our anxiety and stress so that we can be as positive, productive and feeling successful as possible. Whether your anxiety is triggered by work stress or personal stress you hold the power to overcome.  You will feel more confident and that will help you be more positive.  We believe in a work-life balance. Here are some of our strategies that work for us:  

  1. Be Self Aware: Stop and reflect on what exactly is causing your doubt, anxiety or stress.  What triggered this negative response?  What do you need to do to have a positive outcome?
  2. Be Present: honor those feelings you have. No matter what they are, do not judge them. Then put it in perspective to the situation you are in. What do you need to do to prepare yourself for a professional response?  
  3. Be Prepared and Organized: Feeling prepared enables
    you to engage the experience knowing you did the work by putting in the time and effort. Being organized helps you complete the task with a sense of purpose and focus
  4. Communicate Clearly: maintaining an open dialogue, which is positive and reflective, will lead to success of task completion and client satisfaction
  5. Collaboration: Talk about it with a co-worker you trust, or a family member. Getting it off your chest can relieve the pressure, and receiving advice and support is extremely helpful
  6. Refuel: This is coping skill we use to keep our energy level high and positive. Here are a few examples:
    • Take short breaks to breathe deeply.
    • Sit up, and slowly breathe through your nose and let the air fill your entire upper body, and then slowly breathe out. Do this 10 times and this will help give you more clarity to confront the situation head on
    • Get active by standing up and walking around. Take a short walk to clear your head or get a cup of coffee/water. You can easily escape a bad mood by moving your body.
    • A good laugh can cure the stress by boosting the brain’s endorphins which will help your mood
    • Squeeze a stress ball. By simply applying some weight to the pressure point on your palm, will relieve stress and muscle tension in your hands.


What helps you refuel from the stress of your day?  We encourage you to reflect realistically about what helps you recharge, regroup and re-balance yourself. And be willing to share this information with your colleagues so that they can reinforce it for you and WITH YOU! 

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Welcome To Our New Office!

We Are Here

 

We are proud to announce that we are officially in our brand new office! Everything is up and running smoothly and we are at your service for all of your insurance needs! 

The new address is now: 377 Oak Street, Suite 404, Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-419-5050

Fax: 516-871-0691

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Petschauer Insurance’s Guide To Moving

Demenagement_quebec1As most of you know, we are moving to our new office in Garden City, NY.  We have been planning our move over the last 8 months to ensure a smooth transition for us and for you as well.  We know at some point in your life you will encounter a move of some sort, whether it is personal or professional.  We want to share with you some tips we used, as well as some we learned along the way, to have your move go as easy as possible.

MOVING TIPS:

  1. Get organized by creating a checklist with time frames
  2. Start packing early.  Remember to get packing materials such as boxes, tape, etc.
  3. Donate anything you won’t need in your new place.  Get a receipt for a tax deduction.  If you can’t donate it then we suggest you throw it away!
  4. Sell other items online or have a garage sale.  Remember to check with your town as you may need to have a permit to have a garage sale.  Again start early – this option takes time
  5. Notify all utility companies
  6. Contact the post office and have your mail forwarded
  7. Notify friends, family, clients, doctors, veterinarians, etc of your new contact information
  8. Obtain references from moving companies before hiring
  9. Obtain a Certificate of Insurance from your moving company to be sure they are covered for at least Liability and Workers Compensation
  10. Discuss purchasing insurance for your belongings with your moving company as there is limited coverage for this move on your current policy.
  11. Update stationary, letterhead, business cards, etc. This is a good time to be creative and change your logo
  12.  Update your driver’s license, car registrations and vehicle titles
  13. Cancel any services- such as bottled water deliveries, newspaper deliveries, automatic deliveries, etc
  14. Notify Your Insurance Agent of your move.  Your coverage will need to be tailored to meet the needs of your new place.  You may even need to rewrite your existing policy to a new policy.

And please remember to stay calm so you are prepared for any last minute or unexpected changes.  We can guarantee that WILL happen.

Good luck with your future move!

Don’t forget to check out our Countdown to our Garden City Move on Facebook and Google+.

Petschauer Insurance’s 2014 Holiday Party

We hope that everyone enjoys this year’s holiday festivities just as much as we did at our annual holiday party. Take a look at some photos from the party below, and please feel free to share some of your holiday moments with us!

Please note, for our holiday schedule we will close on Wednesday, 12/24/14 at 3pm and will reopen on Monday 12/29/14 at 9am.

Happy Holidays from Petschauer Insurance!

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