How To Reduce Workplace Stress

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American Power and Gas: Right from the traffic in the morning, to those endless meetings and back to traffic on your way home, the workplace is associated with stress and anxiety. But we have simple methods of effectively reducing stress at the workplace, do give it a read!

Breathe deep

Research reported by the NPR shows that breathing right has positive impacts on the digestive, cardiac and immune systems! Take in a deep inhalation and your exhalation should ideally be three times as long as your inhalation. The best part of this is you can do it any time, without anyone noticing! Try to make time for yoga in your daily routine In a research conducted by Harvard University Medical Center, it is shown that yoga reduces stress and anxiety.

Listen to music

Music is not just pleasurable, but is therapeutic too! Research by Stanford University, 2006, shows that music helps you relax in a stressful situation and takes your mind off the anxiety causing thoughts.

Laugh

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Research conducted by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research shows that laughing can help reduce stress.So keep a reserve of funny jokes, comics and videos that you can refer to when you are feeling stressed. Laughing reduces endorphins that immediately reduces stress, leaving you with that light, giddy feeling.

Herbal and natural remedies

Research conducted by University of Maryland Medical Center proves that aromatic scents like lavender help alleviate stress and anxiety.So use these soothing aromatic perfumes on a handkerchief that you can sniff during work, or better still, use these sort of air fresheners to help you keep calm.

Drink some tea

In research reported by Psychopharmacology it was revealed that drinking black tea lowers cortisol levels, which in turn reduces anxiety.So convert your coffee breaks into tea breaks and notice the difference yourself!This post is share by American Power and Gas and originally posted: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/276763

AMERICAN POWER AND GAS: ABOUT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

American Power and Gas isn’t your average energy company. We are conscientious about how every aspect of our business affects our customers, employees, communities, and environment. Over the past 15 years, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to doing better, more beneficial business by finding more sustainable power sources, offering outstanding customer service to our customers, providing a fun, rewarding workplace for our team, creating our environmental initiative, The Green Effect, and more.

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Corporate responsibility is the cornerstone of our company culture. We’re constantly seeking new ways to help every person and partner we’re connected to thrive and prosper along with us. In the following blog, we explain what corporate responsibility means to American Power and Gas and describe our programs to further it.

OUR PRIDE AND JOY

We want our customers and employees to be proud of the contributions they make with American Power and Gas. Now, what does pride actually mean? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, one definition of “proud” is: “having or showing a consciousness of one’s own dignity.” This word comes from the Old French “prud,” and, before that, the Latin verb “prodesse” which means “be of value.” The origin of pride is both interesting and important. It signals that, to be truly proud, to have real dignity, a person, group, or company must serve and “be of value” to others. Keeping this in mind, how could we feel proud of our company’s stupendous success without actively sharing it with others? We don’t want to just do well, we want to do good. We don’t consider our corporate responsibility program an afterthought or added bonus—it is the foundation of our company philosophy, American Power and Gas’s pride and joy.

OUR FIVE FOCUSES

Simultaneously supporting our customers, staff, society at large, and planet is quite the complex task. Fortunately, we’re up for the challenge. To achieve our aims, we’ve broken our corporate responsibility programs into five key areas:

Air and Environment.  As an alternative energy supplier, this segment of our corporate responsibility mission is one of the most critical. Many energy companies provide their customers with power using fossil fuels and nonrenewable sources that use up limited resources while damaging Earth’s ecology. In contrast, American Power and Gas provides 100 percent wind-generated energy. This fuel source creates no greenhouse gases or contaminants and is highly sustainable, substantially shrinking our customers’ carbon footprints. In addition, we’re doing our part to fight deforestation with our Green Trees Campaign. Through our partnership with Treecycler, each customer that enrolls and enters the codes we send can plan 18 trees each year around the globe.

Seamless Fundraising.  Thousands of charities have worthwhile aims, but need financial resources to achieve them. American Power and Gas is delighted to help these organizations raise money using energy, a resource everyone needs. We provide partner charities with a dedicated online landing page and other forms of assistance to help them achieve their goals.

Food and Water. Unfortunately, millions of children across the globe go hungry on a daily basis. To help resolve this tragic problem, American Power and Gas has created a food program. Qualified customers can sign up to donate one meal per week to less fortunate children. We hope to provide thousands of meals using this approach and expand from there to truly tackle this worldwide concern.

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Freedom. Members of the United States armed forces help ensure the freedom and security we enjoy as Americans. American Power and Gas recognizes the true value of these brave military servicemen and women’s contributions, so we’re dedicated to giving back to our veterans. As our team grows, we’re putting special emphasis on hiring veterans, and we recently launched our Veteran’s Hub, an online portal to connect veteran-owned businesses with interested customers and partners. We are committed to improving veterans’ access to job opportunities and overall quality of life.

Business Expansion. We want to see all companies flourish and grow as we have. Interested companies can partner with us to become a part of our gift card program. When new customers enroll, we offer them different gift card options, encouraging them to learn more about and shop at these businesses. We can also create a customized campaign for businesses, which could include a landing page, in-store promotional materials, and more. In addition, many customers prefer to work with green companies, so simply switching to our affordable, eco-friendly energy could boost business.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Are you inspired to become a part of our corporate responsibility initiatives? Here’s how you can get involved:

If you’re an American Power and Gas customer, you can simply sign up for one or more of our campaigns. From that point forward, we’ll take care of everything and provide detailed instructions. We’ll also be in touch to let you know how your assistance is affecting the world for the better!
If you’re an individual who wants to help, just call us or send us an email. We’ll work with you to determine how you can best contribute.
If you own or manage a business, we can help you get your customers involved in any or all of the above campaigns or enroll your company in our gift card program. American Power and Gas can also set up a landing page for your business to present your support and highlight your own corporate responsibility. We’d be happy to send you “take ones” or other marketing collateral to use at your physical location.
If you need assistance with fundraising for your charity, contact us and we would be thrilled to partner with or assist you in any way we can.
Once you sign up for one of our programs, you should receive confirmation of your enrollment in about 10 days, at which point you will begin experiencing the benefits of the campaign. If you have any questions or concerns throughout this process, our team will be here to help you.

Sources: https://www.goapg.com/american-power-and-gas-about-corporate-responsibility/