AuthorGirl

212d

does anyone else here struggle with driving anxiety? any tips are staying good behind the wheel and not having as many jump scares or panicking. thanks in advance. I've struggled with this for as long as I can remember and I'm 26 now.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Ducks34

    212d

    Gentle distractions help me. A textured steering wheel cover for example. I don't have to look away, but I can rub my hands on it to calm a little

    • AuthorGirl

      212d

      oh I like that! Thank you. Once I get my car back or a new one...yep car broke down last week, I'll try that out. 😊

      • Ducks34

        212d

        sorry to hear that, hope you have wheels soon! The cover has been a great help. Just make sure you like the feel, I looked for a hour before I found one I liked😂

  • kboyer00

    212d

    I play with my hair and touch the buttons on my stereo to distract me. I actually had a bad panic attack earlier today driving and had to pull over and compose myself. It was awful!!!!

    • AuthorGirl

      212d

      I'm so sorry you had one today. I love the simple distractions, that's so helpful, thank you. I hope your day gets better. ❤️

  • katiemaxz

    212d

    i used to have such bad driving anxiety, but the more i did it the more i got used to it! i did breathing techniques while driving, as well as listening to music i could hum along to

    • AuthorGirl

      212d

      yay that's awesome. I love that. Definitely a work in progress. Mine does really bad with rain. I can drive fine most of the time. I'm working on the rain part still after 8 years (since my accident).

  • AshleyAnnB

    212d

    I have the worst driving anxiety. Constantly pulling over and getting out of my car to compose myself. I cant find anything to make it better. I was diagnosed with anxiety at 9, I'm now 33 and this driving anxiety just started roughly a year ago. 😥

    • AuthorGirl

      212d

      I'm so sorry. I know how you feel. It sucks big time and is so inconvenient honestly. Music & telling yourself you are okay are some things I try to use and others in this thread. Also I had no idea there were others like me ... It's weird I feel better that I know I'm not alone in this struggle and neither are you. ❤️

      • AshleyAnnB

        212d

        I just joined this app this evening. I've been reading through and finding that we all share so many similarities. As a mother with no friends or life outside of the house or work, its relieving to know I'm not alone.

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