Tip for Stress Free Driving: Relax Your Shoulder Muscles

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Relaxing your shoulder muscles makes a big difference in your driving stress. Try this simple tip for stress free driving during your morning commute.Let me give you a quick tip for stress free driving. Do you battle rush hour traffic twice a day, sitting bolt upright with a death grip on the steering wheel and sweat pouring down your face? You’re not alone. The drive to and from work is often the most stressful part of the day for many of us.

And, when you finally arrive home after your workday, are your neck and shoulders usually killing you? Here’s a tip for more stress free driving: learn to relax your shoulder muscles.

Relax Your Shoulder Muscles for More Stress Free Driving

We all know that stress is bad for you — bad for your heart, bad for your blood pressure — it’s even bad for your skin.  So, how can we begin driving more free from stress? Try this simple tip: take a quick pause to relax your shoulder muscles.

You can practice this simple technique at stoplights to save some wear and tear on your shoulder muscles. You can literally do this in just a few seconds.

Use this tip the next time you find yourself totally stressed out driving. It really is great for red lights. I use it every chance I get. When my shoulders are relaxed, my mind and body can relax too. It’s often little tips like this that can make your driving commute stress free instead of hellish.

Namaste,

Greg Weber

2 comments… add one
  • Vera Jun 15, 2012

    I don’t feel driving stress from the shoulders up, i’m mostly feeling it in my legs. Specially when stuck in traffic.

    • Greg Weber Sep 21, 2015

      Hi Vera,

      Different people feel the stress from driving in different parts of their bodies. But LOTS of folks definitely feel it in their neck and shoulders.

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