Keeping Your Spa Day Calm When You Hit the Road

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Spas do a great job of offering post-spa tips to their clients. One of their recommendations is to relax and avoid stress for the next few days so that your body can detox and take in the benefits of the spa day.

Leaving your spa visit and facing rush hour traffic will likely throw off your Zen. We’ll offer several ways you can keep that day spa state of mind going even when you get into traffic. We’ll also share the best post-spa driving aids and tips for driving, including the safest time of day to drive and the safest vehicles.

Calming Techniques for Traffic

Taking deep breaths will give you something to focus on and lower stress. Paced breathing is an excellent technique to practice to help you clear your mind of anxiety and support clear thinking. In addition, it helps to improve your energy and feel better.

Remind yourself that other people’s wrong moves in traffic aren’t a personal attack against you, most of the time. So, let it go when people cut you off and forget to use their turn signal. Getting angry doesn’t hurt them; it just makes you upset.

Driving Tips to Stay Calm

If you can avoid the busiest times of day, you can avoid sitting in rush hour traffic. However, sometimes your busy schedule gives you have no choice, and if that’s your situation, you can still stay fresh by keeping an optimistic attitude.

If you’re running errands and could adjust your schedule, though, you might want to plan your drives when the least number of crashes occur. The safest time to drive is in the morning, so wait until the morning rush is over, and start your driving around 9 a.m.

Leave plenty of space between you and other vehicles. Don’t tailgate because that will put you too close to react and avoid an accident if the car in front of you stops suddenly.

Even though it’s illegal to text while driving just about everywhere, people still do it. There’s a reason it’s illegal; it could be deadly. Texting takes your eyes off the road and focuses them on something close, so when you do look up at the road again, your eyes take a moment to adjust to the distance. Answering a text isn’t worth the potential danger.

Safest Vehicles for Peace of Mind

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) publishes its Top Safety Picks each year. You’ll want to check out the list for yourself, but we’ll include some of them below:

  • Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Ford Bronco
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Nissan Altima
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Camry

These cars and several others perform best in crash tests, demonstrating that they’ll protect occupants to the highest degree during a crash.

Knowing that you’re driving a Top Safety Pick+ can help you keep your spa day calm.

Insurance for Protection

That state you live in has insurance requirements, but they’re not one of the states that has requirements high enough to provide adequate protection.

You’ll be better protected for real-life scenarios if you go with limits that are at least 100/300/100. That means $100,000 for bodily injury liability for one person, $300,000 for bodily injury liability total per accident, and $100,000 for property damage liability.

Beyond liability coverage, if your vehicle is newer than 10 years old, you should probably also have full coverage to provide reimbursement for damage that happens to your vehicle.

With mindful driving and proper preparation, you’ll be able to get the most of your spa day relaxation even when you hit the road.

Melanie Musson writes and researches for the car insurance comparison site, She enjoys helping others understand their insurance needs so they can build a protected financial foundation.

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