For some, driving can be stressful and for others it can be the equivalent of doing yoga! I know, strange right?
I feel like driving is one of the only things that clears my mind. I find other things work also, but nowhere near as much as driving, I think. It’s immensely therapeutic to me. I find it so interesting how some, especially new drivers find driving quite stressful. And trust me I did at first, but after a month or two of learning, I could feel that I was getting almost addicted to being in the drivers seat!
Funnily enough, when I was learning for months, whenever I used to see another learner driving, you’d hear me saying “Ohhhh lord.” And if they were going fairly slowly, and there was an overtaking lane, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’d be there on the gas pedal!
I’m sure licensed drivers must’ve thought the same about me!
Also, I’ve established that I now HATE being in the passenger’s seat. As I have to hold myself back from being a backseat driver, and I know how annoying that can be.
I used to love being driven around, and that used to calm my mind, but ever since I’ve learnt how to drive, it’s like the polar opposite has happened and I can only chill out if I’m driving? I now get quite overly anxious if I’m putting my life in someone else’s hands! Especially if they drive quite different to myself, I feel like I might not come out of the car alive! This is exactly how I can’t help my overthinking being in the passenger seat. If they drove like me, I don’t think there’d be a problem!
You fully have to trust the driver of the car, and unless that driver is me, I’m finding that pretty difficult – virtually impossible to be frank!
I realise I probably sound crazy right now! Do you like driving or prefer to be driven? Do you get stressed driving, or being in the passenger’s seat? Does it calm you? Do you drive? Would you want to learn? Comment below!