Keep calm, and drive safely
There are times when, due to uncontrollable circumstances, our minds tend to stray from the proper mindset when driving. What we must always remember is that driving is more than just a skill – it is a state of mind. Depending on our disposition when we get behind the wheel, we can be calm as cucumbers, or as savage as a raging pitbull. The latter, of course, is never ideal.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when some things may affect our mindset, and our emotions. Should you find yourself on a less-than-ideal emotional plane, transform (first), and then roll out.
- Don’t leave your house angry. Take time to relax and don’t rush out the door with your emotions in tow.
- Try to leave earlier than planned. Give yourself a bit of extra time to get from point A to point B.
- If you have to drive to work every day, exercise and eat a healthy breakfast beforehand, so you’re not groggy behind the wheel.
- Just breathe when you begin to feel stressed out behind the wheel. Taking 10 deep breaths can relieve the stress.
- Be patient in a traffic jam; put on some good music and calm down. Sing along, if it helps!
- If someone is driving aggressively, let him or her pass and give way; it’s never worth it.
- As long as you stay in your lane, and you know where you are going, there’s no need to panic and drive aggressively
- Give way to others and be courteous; who knows, you may have just made someone’s day better.