Have you ever been driving on the freeway and suddenly, a car speeds past you by cutting you off and almost hitting you? Now you are honking your horn and yelling at the top of your lungs. The hard part about that is that when you are experiencing road rage, your driving can become erratic and you can put yourself and others in danger.
What can make it worse is a when you are in a hurry and another car in front of you slows down and won’t let you pass them. You start weaving back and forth to try to pass. Then, out of nowhere, another car drives up behind you and starts tailgating you!
I have some suggestions. It’s important that you try to stop and redirect yourself. This tends to help because it can interrupt the path from anger to rage. You also need to consider whether you need to tell yourself something about the other driver to help you gain empathy and become more calm like, “They are probably late. Don’t act like you have never been late before.”
If you’re interested in developing a deeper understanding of how to manage road rage, simply comment below or send me a private message, and I can help you.