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Nationwide Vehicle Contracts lists six steps to help create a calming environment in your car

The daily commute can be a source of stress for many people. Being stuck in traffic, dealing with aggressive drivers, and worrying about getting to your destination on time can all contribute to a sense of anxiety and tension. However, with a few simple adjustments, you can create a calming environment in your car that can help reduce stress and make your daily commute more pleasant. Here are some tips on how to create a calming environment in your car:

Declutter your car

A cluttered car can make you feel anxious and overwhelmed. Take some time to remove any unnecessary items from your car, such as empty water bottles, food wrappers, and old receipts. Having a clean and organized car can help create a sense of calm and order.

Add some greenery

Plants can have a calming effect on our minds and bodies. Consider adding a small plant or two to your car. Succulents or small potted herbs are low-maintenance options that can add a touch of green to your car and help improve air quality.

Play soothing music

Music can have a powerful effect on our mood. Create a playlist of calming music that you enjoy and play it while you drive. Avoid music with loud or jarring beats, as this can add to feelings of stress and anxiety.

Use essential oils

Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus can have a calming effect on the mind and body. Consider using a diffuser in your car or placing a few drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and placing it in your car's air vents.

Adjust your seating position

The way you sit in your car can impact your physical and mental well-being. Adjust your seating position so that you feel comfortable and relaxed while you drive. Make sure your seat is at the right height, your back is straight, and your shoulders are relaxed.

Use a car air purifier

Air purifiers can help improve air quality and reduce the presence of pollutants in your car. This can help create a healthier and more calming environment while you drive.

Creating a calming environment in your car can help reduce stress and make your daily commute more pleasant. By decluttering your car, adding some greenery, playing soothing music, using essential oils, adjusting your seating position, and using a car air purifier, you can create a peaceful and relaxing environment that will help you arrive at your destination feeling calm and refreshed.

For more information, why not read our 10 Ways to Reduce Stress While Driving blog? We produce a range of weekly blogs on various topics, which can be found in the blog section of our website.

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