11 Top Tips to
Reduce Your Commuting Stress
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5 - Plan Your Morning
Do you end up running around the house like a headless chicken in the morning
trying to get everything ready so you can leave on time? A bit of thought and
planning can make your morning much more relaxing and stop you having to eat
your breakfast on the run.
6 - Mindset
When you are driving realize that everyone else on the road are doing the same
as you - trying to get to work. Realize that the slow moving vehicle in front of
you is not out to deliberately torment you, but is doing their job as best they
can. A change of mindset so you no longer interpret every event as stressful
will help to make you much more relaxed.
7 - Defensive Driving
With the increased crowding on the roads it is starting to get dangerous out
there. Take a defensive driving course and learn how to protect yourself whilst
on the road. It will help make you more aware of the risks and help you avoid
them, which will reduce your stress levels.
8 - Take a Break
If you are driving a long distance for your commute then take a break and
stretch your legs. Sitting in a car for a long time gets stressful and tiring
and recent medical research has shown it increases your risk of deep vein
9 - Take a Different Route
Make sure you know a number of different routes to work and vary it on occasion.
These helps to keep the journey more interesting and hence less stressful. It
also allows you to take a different route in case of any jams, which means you
do not get the stress of sitting in the queue of traffic.
10 - Back Massager
An in car back massaging cushion can be a godsend. I'm having a love affair with
mine at the moment and thing it is fantastic. It really helps to relieve the
tension in the lower back that comes from sitting in the car so long.
11 - Change Your Job
Finally, if your commute is too much - change your job. Finding a job closer to
home can have serious implications for your stress levels and quality of life,
and I highly recommend it.
If you can reduce the stress of getting to work, then you will be better able to
focus and perform at work, reducing your stress levels further.
If you can reduce the stress of getting home then you will be able to enjoy your
family life and your relationships more.
Follow these top tips for reducing your commuting stress and reap the benefits!
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