Did you know that yoga can improve your driving? And you don't have to bend like a pretzel in order to see benefits!
The essence of yoga practice is mindfulness - paying attention to the moment and concentrating on the task at hand. And when you are driving, paying attention and concentrating on your driving can prevent Atlanta car accidents and maybe even save your life. This should be easy.
Maybe it's not so easy. When you get behind the wheel, what are you thinking about? Are you worried because you are running late? Are you planning today's staff meeting or reviewing your to-do list? Are you replaying last night's argument with your teenager in your head?
What would happen if you just let those thoughts go for a few minutes and took a deep breath? What if, instead of worrying, you focused only on driving?
No matter how skilled of a driver you are, if you are distracted while behind the wheel, you put yourself and others at risk of injury in an Atlanta car crash. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents and near accidents in the United States. While most of us know that cell phones and texting devices are distracting, we don't realize that stress is also a distraction.
How can you reduce driving stress? Here are five tips from Atlanta auto car crash lawyer Shane Smith:
Leave plenty of time to get to your destination. Being late is stressful.
Use your GPS so you don't have to worry about directions.
Create a pleasant environment. Keep the interior of your car clean. Play music that relaxes you.
Don't let the actions of other drivers upset you.
If your thoughts wander, take a breath and refocus on the task at hand.
Making your car a no-stress zone can help you keep your mind on driving.
Atlanta auto car crash lawyer Shane Smith helps victims of auto accidents in Georgia. If you have been injured in an Atlanta traffic accident and need help, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or request a free copy of our guide, 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.