The Speed Demon
Some individuals feel the most stress when they are driving; trying to get to the next destination quickly, risking life and limb to get there on time, feeling their heart race, birds (fingers) flying, and curse words boiling their tongues. But did you know that if you speed up by 10 mph on a 10 mile trip (from 65 mph to 75 mph), you will only get there 1 minute and 15 seconds faster?! That's actually enough time to finish a song, complete a mental list, call a family member and say "I love you!" (hands free of course), or just enjoy some silence. It can actually reduce your level of stress to save that 75 seconds for yourself! It's not usually, if at all, worth all the aggression.
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
Mary Bowles, PsyD, abd, LMFT
My blog posts are just some of the bits of information I find useful for some or all of my clients.