5 signs of Driving Stress
When it comes to driving, many people experience stressful situations which go un-resolved and later accumulate to something worse that it is supposed to be. Below we discuss 5 signs of driving stress that are commonly experienced by drivers of all ages…
Searching for Something Constantly
Are you always looking for your phone, car keys, documents, wallet just before you walk out of your door and drive off somewhere such as; to work or from work? If you seem to have misplaced something and have to search for it as you are about to drive off, you are experiencing driving stress.
Cortisol is a hormone that is released in your body in instances where you are highly stressed. The hormone damages your brain over time and this makes you experience memory problems. Other than that, when you are stressed out due to driving, your thoughts are all over the place and this lack of focus affects your driving.
Constant Infuriation of the Tiniest of Things
Stress is an act that makes many people grumpy, unhappy and very moody. You are prone to become extremely angry over tiny mistakes done by others and you become irritated by anything in your car or outside the car as you drive.
When stressed and driving, your mind becomes extremely overloaded in a way that you do not have any fibre in you to logically and calmly process information and situations. This means that you have zero patience with any driving related irregularities and mistakes.
Waking Up Every Single Day Feeling Tired
It’s an awful thing to wake up every day and growing tired the instant you remember that you have to drive out. Driving stress can cause you to suffer from morning fatigue and this makes you extremely groggy or tired when you are on the wheel driving.
Hardly a day goes by without experiencing terrible headaches when you are on the driver’s seat. The feeling tightens you up and a sharp pain develops from one side of your head shooting all the way to the back of your neck.
These are known as tension headaches which are a common phenomenon with drivers. Due to the road rage, interruptions and mistakes experienced everyday on the road, a part of your body experiences muscular contraction, and whenever you are on the wheel you experience headaches or muscles spasms.
It is rather unfortunate that driving stress causes a roller coaster of emotions, there are instances that you will get in the car and you will instantly experience an unhappy mood, you become gloomy and not even music from the car radio or jokes from one of your passengers will cheer you up.
The feeling is too overbearing that you can’t resist the urge to shout and scream to other drivers you come across. Such feelings will in some instances make you look for trouble just that you can vent out and relieve stress that might have become too much to bear.
NB: There you have it, 5 of the major signs that prove that your stress is related to driving. If you are experiencing one or more of the signs mentioned about, its time you acted on them.