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Managing The Anxieties Of Driving

Mar 13, 2008
Some people get nervous when they drive a car. Driving can be a safe experience if you follow some simple rules. Here are a few suggestions on how to drive safely without getting stressed out.

The first step is to obey the speed limit. The faster you go over the speed limit, the more chances you will get into an accident. The speed limit is there for a reason so try to follow it. If you go too fast, you will increase your chances of getting into an accident. Also reduce how fast you go when driving in bad weather.

Drive defensively will help prevent you from getting into an accident. If somebody near you is driving recklessly, give him additional space on the road and let him or her pass you by. Do not engage people who drive fast and dangerously. Just let these dangerous drivers drive by and stay away from them.

Play it safe when you drive. Avoid trying to take shortcuts that could increase your chances of getting into an accident. For instance, people tend take risks to avoid sitting in traffic for a couple of minutes. They will change lanes into the line of traffic or do something that might be risky. This may save you a few minutes but you could get into an accident. Be patient when you are driving. Take your time when you drive and be a little patient.

You can drive safely but it is up to God if you will get into an accident. If God wants you to get into some kind of accident, it will happen regardless of what you do. You need to trust in God that he will watch over you. Leave it to God to take care of your problem.

When feeling anxious before you drive, stop what you are doing and try to do something relaxing. A person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. A person could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.

Driving can be fun and safe if you obey the traffic laws and speed limit. Be a safe driver and get there in one piece. If you have to wait in traffic for an extra few minutes, then wait. There is no hurry. Be a safe driver and this should help reduce your anxieties of driving.
About the Author
Stan Popovich is the author of, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear, an easy to read book that presents a overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com
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