Calm, Cool and Collected: 3 Relaxing Mantras for Commuters – Atlanta, GA

OMG. You guys, seriously, I was driving the other day and this one guy cut me off, and then he waved at me…with one finger. Then, I look in my rearview mirror, and I’m being tailgated so hard by this lady on her cell phone, but the guy in the lane next me wouldn’t let me merge…gah! I’m pretty sure you’ve had these commutes as well, driving can be a stressful endeavor. Thornton Road Hyundai would like you to know that there are a few good mantras for commuters you can repeat while you’re stressed when driving. I know, I can see you rolling your eyes, but it’s a useful exercise.  By focusing your attention on the mantra, you’ll slowly forget and let go of whatever it was that was getting you so angry in the first place. Road rage = avoided!

Here’re a few of the one-sentence mantras I’ve used while driving (especially in rage-inducing traffic), and I’m happy to say they’ve worked every time!

“I am cool, calm and collected.”

This one works because it takes my focus off of the road, and onto how I’m dealing with the stress.  Also, the more often I repeat it, the truer it becomes.

“I transcend a stress of any kind. I live in peace.”

I will admit to giggling a little bit when I was told to use this one.  It seemed a bit new-age-y for my tastes, but then I was in such terrible gridlock I was ready to try anything to keep from losing my cool.  Again, the idea of saying something until it becomes true totally worked.  If nothing else, I was too busy giggling at first to worry about traffic any longer.

“I acknowledge that the only constant in life is change and I am prepared for it.”

I included this one because it’s a constant.  There’s been a ton of roadwork where I live lately, and every day is another detour!  I’ve learned to leave at least ten minutes earlier than usual for anything and never to get stressed about being late.  This mantra is actually more of a daily habit, and so far it’s served me well.

The staff at Thornton Road Hyundai understand the stress of driving here in Georgia, and they’d like to add that nothing feels as good as driving a brand new Hyundai! If your daily drive is getting you down, stop in today and see what Hyundai has new in the showroom.  From a sedan to an SUV, Thornton Road Hyundai has it in stock now!