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Fear of driving – how to overcome your fear

Fear of driving – how to overcome your fear

Fear of driving is common today in this world of hustle and bustle. There are more people on the roads and highways than ever before. When you combine the number of people on the roads with the obvious need to get where we’re going fast, I’m surprised more people don’t have a phobia about driving.

In that case, I will do my best to help you find a solution.

If you’re like me, you need to hit our nations roads daily. Staying at home is not an option if you plan to have a job, if you have children in school, or if you live too far to walk to go shopping. You can ask your friends and family to do the things in your life that require you to drive. But do you really think they’d want to add your to-do list to their own? Even if you ask a different person to help you every week, you’ll eventually run out of people who empathize with your fear of driving.

Wouldn’t it be better for everyone, including you, if you finally found a way to put your fear of driving behind you?

Whether you know it or not, your fear of driving is a response your brain has devised to help you in what it sees as a dangerous situation. This can be a situation that you have actually experienced or one that you have imagined. Whatever the case may be, you need to change your mindset if you want to overcome your fear of driving.

Although your fear of driving may be an irrational reaction, the more episodes you have of it, the more it reinforces your brain’s conviction that it is the right reaction.

How can sheep help?

You’ve probably heard of people counting sheep to help them fall asleep.

Are they advised to do this because sheep are such irresistible animals?

Probably not.

The more likely reason is that it gives your brain something else to focus on instead of dealing with the stressful events you experienced during the day. The stress you carry with you to bed can keep your brain working at full capacity for most of the night, depriving you of much-needed sleep. So counting sheep and the concentration it takes takes your mind off your problems, keeping you calm and allowing you to fall asleep.

The same can happen while driving.

Except for the falling asleep part, focusing on benign or even pleasurable things can keep your fear of driving at bay, at least long enough to get you to your destination. I like to think of my nieces and nephews who bring my family so much happiness with their antics.

If you don’t have children in your family, you can consider friends’ children, someone’s new puppy, or if you’re a cat lover, a kitten. The point is, you can distract your brain from the negative thoughts that cause fear and the anxiety associated with it.

There are many other things you can do to prevent him from controlling your life.

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