Tips for Fighting Road Rage
Oh, that mother [expletive deleted]. We’ve all been there, right? Someone cut you off, traffic just got way too slow, and road rage is starting to kick in. That’s when people start doing stupid things like doing a little brake check or even yelling at someone from the safety of their car. When things get a little too heated, or traffic is just really bad, before your blood boils and steam is coming out of your ears, here’s some tips to cool off.
Count to Ten
Tried and true, people never believe that taking a breather and counting to ten helps, but it does. Taking a moment and counting to ten can change one’s perspective on everything. It can stop someone from making an impulsive decision, from putting their foot in their mouth, and yes, from getting mad over something that is really quite trivial. If someone cuts you off, but doesn’t cause an accident, as a wise yoga instructor once said, “Throw a little chakra beam their way,” or just take a deep breath and count to ten.
If counting to ten still sounds silly to you, ever hear of “mindfulness”? It’s a practice slowly sweeping across the country, but has been a proven practice for years to ease the mind. Although there’s a variety of programs in California on Mindfulness, the easiest exercise one can do is controlled breathing. Inhale for a count of five, hold for a count of five, exhale for a count of five. Then repeat. Super easy, and it will give your mind a little clarity with all that extra oxygen flowing.
Take a Walk
Here’s one for when traffic is slow, and we mean slow. Like it’s come to a crawl or pretty much stopped. Although not advised, if traffic has stopped, how often have you seen someone pull over and go for a walk to stretch their legs? It’s also so they don’t lose their mind! Being stuck in a traffic jam isn’t very fun, even in a spacious car like the Mitsubishi Outlander, cabin fever can set in real quick if traffic is at a stand still. If no one’s moving, pull over and get some air before you start honking and yelling.
A Little Yoga
This one is tricky, but possible if driving an SUV like the Mitsubishi Outlander. It’s huge, it’s spacious, and it has various seating arrangements. In the Mitsubishi Outlander, there’s a 60/40 split fold second row to open a little space, and a 50/50 fold flat third row. These are also standard features on every 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander trim, so it doesn’t matter how high or low-end it is. We’re boasting about these features because if in a traffic jam like the one above, maybe pull over and do a little yoga in the comfort of your air conditioned vehicle and listen to your most relaxing music.
So take a chill pill, bro. Let everyone else lose their cool over traffic and rage. You got this. And if you’re interested in all the other great features the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander offers, we wouldn’t blame you for checking out our inventory.