Anxiety About Driving: You’re Not Alone

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Anxiety about driving occurs for several different reasons. Find out what may be causing your anxiety about driving.

More people than you realize struggle with anxiety about driving. But, sometimes it’s only an issue because they feel alone, different, and unsure of what to do about it. Please realize you’re not alone, and that there are things you can do to overcome anxiety about driving. Before you can overcome it, though, you need to come to terms with it. That’s what worked for me, and that’s why I’m sharing this with you now.

It’s time to realize that it’s okay to react the way that we do. It’s a chemical reaction in our bodies that makes us feel this way. But, it doesn’t need to ruin our lives anymore.

Our anxiety about driving can easily turn into driving phobia. This can get so rough that we decide it’s time to avoid driving all together. I don’t want that for you, and I doubt you want that for yourself.

It’s important to realize that there are several variations on anxiety about driving:

Anxiety About Driving Because of Panic Attacks

This is when you’re afraid of getting agoraphobia and panic attacks while driving — which makes perfect sense. When you get a panic attack behind the wheel, it feels like anything can happen. Our minds automatically go to the worst-case scenario, and boom — the panic attack automatically arrives. Fortunately, now there’s ways to end driving anxiety easier than ever before.

Being Prone to Panic Attacks Also Creates Anxiety About Driving

Some people are just plain prone to panic attacks. It doesn’t just happen behind the wheel, it happens in every area of their lives. This can be brought on by an anxiety disorder. Knowing that anything can set you off causes you to create your own anxiety because you’re afraid of getting anxious. This is very common.

But, you can ease this fear, and your anxiety about driving, by following some simple anxiety relief tips.

Getting Performance Anxiety About Driving

This is when you’re afraid you’re not going fast enough, or driving well enough, and the people around you are going to get upset. This is also quite common.

What do all of these have in common, besides the fact that they involve driving?

They all center around a fear of not being in control. We want to control the things around us so that we can feel safe. When we feel like we aren’t in control, we can develop anxiety about driving and other anxiety disorders.

This is something many people struggle with in one way or another. When it comes to anxiety about driving, you are not alone. I struggled with this for many years.

Now that I’ve gotten over most of the things I used to hate about driving anxiety, I’m dedicating myself to helping you overcome your anxiety about driving, too. So, the next time you feel anxious about the fact that you get anxious behind the wheel, remember that you’re not the only one.

Greg Weber

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  • peter malambo Mar 13, 2017

    i have fear when get into the vehicle to drive and when reach sharp curves on the roads turning right or left, and also adding speed on the car accelerator and i often apply brakes very quick when am driving the car. am currently learning driving at a driving school. and sometime

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