Traffic jams are often a problem in human life in big cities, and are often referred to as one of the causes of stress. But is there really no way to overcome that? Before we discuss the problem, it’s good if we know a little about the mechanism of the mind.
Basically, the human mind is easier to bring negative thoughts than positive thoughts. Negative thoughts will come out of nowhere in the face of certain situations. While positive thoughts must be raised intentionally. But do not worry, according to some theories, positive thoughts are much stronger than negative ones. So the first thing to do in the face of a stress is to think consciously. Well, now we will discuss about things we can do to cope with stress in congestion. To remember is that all of these things must be done consciously.
1. Prepare your body condition
At the time will face congestion, prepare your body condition first. Make sure that you will not be pressed to urinate when you are in the middle of a jam.
2. Filter the information that goes into your mind
Currently, for those of you who use cars, almost all are equipped with audio devices. Motorcyclists and users of public transport also often use gadgets as an entertainment tool when facing congestion. This method is powerful enough to reduce stress levels in the face of congestion. However it should be used appropriately. Avoid heavy information, e.g. news about wars, robberies, etc. We recommend listening to music that is easy listening. The volume of the sound must also be arranged, not too hard, because instinctively human “fear” will sound loud, so if the music is refreshing too hard the body will consider it as a threat and give the same reaction as when we are stressed.
Almost all of us view stress as something that stands in the way of purpose. To reduce stress, we can look at the bottleneck from another point of view, for example: it is the bottleneck that takes us to the destination.
4. Self Talk
Use at a standstill as a moment for you to communicate with yourself. Use a positive self talk that can empower you. This traffic jam will lead us to do the presentation we have prepared, and we will be successful with it.
5. Breathe consciously
When facing congestion, you can also perform breathing techniques. The way to breathe consciously, then intend every time you draw your breath pull pure oxygen and positive energy from the air that calms your body and mind. And when you throw your breath away, intend to get rid of all the stress and tension in your body and mind.
Performing Stretching periodically at a standstill can also be very helpful. With stretching, in addition to relieve stiffness, it can also help relax the muscles of the body. So there are some tips that can be done when facing congestion. Good luck.