Drive to Work Stress Free (and Have a Better Day Because of It)
December 6, 2012 in Car accident
Millions of Americans drive to work every morning and home every evening, typically in the same one to two hour time period. While most people enjoy getting to work and almost all enjoy getting home, the trip in between is often fraught with anger, stress, and anxiety, causing your time at work and home to also be negatively affected. While there isn’t much you can do to get rid of traffic or bad drivers, there are some ways that you can reduce your stress during the drive to work, including:
- Listen to your favorite music, music that calms you down, or an audio book that can provide a safe distraction from the anxiety caused by traffic
- Use scents and air fresheners in your car that produce calming effects, such as lavender
- Leave earlier. By giving yourself extra time to get to work, your stress will not increase nearly as much as you won’t be worried about being late to work
Taking these and other stress-reducing tips into consideration can help you from becoming an anxious or aggressive driver. Because aggressive drivers are much more likely to cause accidents and, thus, cause victims to seek out the support of a car accident attorney, it is very important to do whatever you can to alleviate as much stress as possible when driving to work. By doing this, you can better ensure a safe arrival at work and increase your productivity and overall happiness while you’re on the clock.