Road rage is a common problem here in the UK. Every day drivers become more and more frustrated behind the wheel, putting themselves and others around them at risk.
So to help you stay calm out on the road we’ve put together a few tips.
Deep breaths – When that idiot cuts you up on the motorway, or there’s someone driving way below the speed limit in front of you and you feel yourself getting stressed, take several deep breaths.
Breathing exercises are said to relieve various symptoms of stress and help reduce any tension in the body.
Stretch – We’re not talking about stretching out whilst driving. But when you hit the lights stretch your legs and your arms. The more comfortable you are, the less likely you are to become stressed.
Just don’t do it while moving.
It’s important that you have the right posture too. Keep your back straight and if you need to, purchase supports to make your driving seat more comfortable.
Take a break – It’s easy to become stressed on long journeys. Cooped up in a car for hours on end concentrating on the stretch of grey in front of you.
Whenever you feel like it’s becoming too much, head to the nearest service station. Grab a drink, stretch your legs, have a bite to eat.
Music – Music is one of the best stress-busters out there. So the minute you feel like the road’s getting the better of you, put your favourite album on and sing to your heart’s content.
Maintain your vehicle – Don’t add to your stress by driving around in a car that breaks down regularly. Keep the vehicle well maintained and up to date so that no problems plague you while out on the road.
You don’t want to be stuck in a traffic jam and then break down, do you?
Staying calm behind the wheel is important. The minute you start to feel stressed out your reflexes are reduced and you pay less attention to what’s going on around you.
Keep your cool!