You’re stuck at the lights. You have the opportunity to seethe with impatience, or to treat the wait like a mini-holiday. Relax. Shake yourself loose and settle back in the seat. Take three or four deep breaths and sigh.
- Scan your body for tension.
How are you holding the steering wheel?
Are your face and neck muscles tighter than necessary?
Let your belly soften.
- Be present. Look around slowly.
Notice the scenery, the traffic, the sky.
- This exercise finishes as the lights turn green.
Now devote all your attention to the task at hand: driving safely.
And look forward to the next red light.