posted on May, 16 2014 @ 08:36 AM
I get tense when I drive. Actually, I usually get plain old road rage, lol, but that's besides the point. Way back in the day when my father first
taught me to drive, he told me something that has stuck with me. He said, "You have to relax because if you're gripping the wheel that tight you
aren't going to be able to instinctively react the way you should if something happens that requires quick action, tightly holding on will make you
OVER react, and probably mess you up worse than whatever happened in the first place".
I never have and still don't get along much with him, but that little gem of advice has actually saved me a couple of times.
So, when I find myself getting to tense, I replay his words, take a deep breath, and force myself to relax.
Good luck, hope that helps a little!