Traffic Jam When You’re Already Late? Try These 3 Mindful Tips For Commuting
Mornings can be chaotic. You can be running late to work, and then, of all situations that could happen…you get into a traffic jam. Can someone say frustrating? Before you start to beep, huff and puff, and all together lose your cool, we’re here to help you make a more mindful morning commute. So, when stressful, unfair life circumstances occur, you can remain calm-minded and together.
To start, remind yourself that you’re in control of your world, not the external environment. Sure, the traffic or what have you stinks, but your reaction dictates the outcome of your emotions.
Conquer Your Thoughts
Contrary to thoughts, no, traffic won’t move more quickly by yelling or cutting people off. Take control of your thoughts. One insightful way of doing so, as suggested by this Mindful article, is to pretend that you are the car. Breathe, and think of it as an extension of yourself, which you are in control of guiding ahead. Take the roadblocks as a chance to reassess your mental state, and practice patience.
Listen To A Podcast
One surefire way to remove yourself from a situation and be more present, with less stress, is through listening to a podcast! Make it even more worthwhile by checking out one of the following mindful-oriented/intellectually stimulating podcasts from the round-up Yoga Journal created:
Utilize Essential Oil Sprays
In the event none of the above work well for you, turn to some aromatherapy! Our new sprays are perfect travel companions and can be sprayed to help bring a natural, paraben- free aroma to your car. Our Citrus Spray can brighten your mood, and lift your spirits. While our Lavender Spray can work to tone down the agitation of the traffic craziness by letting your mind/body re-center due to the intrinsically comforting scent of this favorite floral.
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Health & Happiness,