Why You Should Practice Positive Thinking While Driving

Happy couple driving on the road into the sunset in a sports carLife seems like a constant rush all the time. Whether you’re rushing from the office to your lunch break, or from one appointment to the next you’re always on the clock. Think about why you’re always racing the clock. You have bills to pay, a family to support, kids in school. Life can be very stressful, but there are ways to manage that stress and get into a mental state that makes everything easier overall. However, being stressed in a high traffic situation is very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs! Here is an exercise in positive thinking that can get you started in the right direction.

Next time you get into your car and the clock is ticking because you left work 5 minutes late because Susanne had to stop you to talk as you were leaving the office, take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Imagine you’re driving your dream car. Your bills have been taken care of for the rest of forever, and you have all the money in the world. You are on your way to a surprise party for yourself and the party doesn’t start until you walk in. Pretty nice, right? Okay so you opened your eyes and you’re still in bumper-to-bumper traffic in your not-so-dream car and it sucks. However, according to psychcentral.com “relaxing mental ‘mini-vacations’ can sustain your energy, your positive mood and your ability to cope with challenges.

The truth is most of our worries come from the anticipation of a bad thing, and we end up habitually thinking that way and constantly worrying. Worry can only lead to more worry! So do yourself a favor and take a mini-vacation next time you’re stuck in traffic, and be mindful of the cars around you!

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