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Stress Management Techniques For Truck Drivers

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, May 15, 2017

Lots of truck drivers enjoy driving because it is a chance for them to be on the road and clear their head. However, most drivers can attest that driving on the road early morning or late at night provides a much calmer experience than driving during rush hour or alongside bad drivers.

Stress is a part of life that happens to everyone. However, there are several ways that you can deal with stress to make the situation better. Instead of focusing on the negative, try to focus on the positive. This can be hard to do during a two-hour traffic jam, but just think big picture on during your next stressful situation on the road.

Here are some ways you can deal with some of these stressful situations while on the road:

  • Visualizing something you enjoy
  • Positive self-talk
  • Listening to music you like on the radio
  • Focusing on what is in your control
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Calling a loved one
  • Counting out loud
  • Deep breathing

Let’s say that there is a huge traffic jam on your next delivery and you know you have to be at your destination by a certain time that day. Instead of sitting in your truck getting worked up about all of the things out of your control, try one of our stress management tips.

The key to good mental health is knowing your preferred technique to deal with that stress in a healthy way. What do you like to do to keep you calm on the road?

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