Like many people, I love to drive. My favorite place for a leisurely weekend drive is anywhere outside of the city on the open road, cruising through the desert or up in the mountains of Arizona. During the work week, I still love to drive but admit that the daily commute in rush hour traffic can be stressful.

To stay calm and focused on my driving I found a few things that help.

Here’s a few tips on staying calm:

  1. Take a deep breath.

  2. Sing with the music on your radio.

  3. Recite a favorite mantra or saying to yourself, quietly. Yelling at the idiot who drifted into your lane, “Get off your cell phone!” doesn’t work.

  4. Remind yourself that you’re not in a hurry. Leave a few minutes early so you’re not in a hurry.

  5. Give other drivers the benefit of the doubt; maybe they have an emergency or maybe they have a fear of driving, making them a bad driver.

On the positive side of driving, Farm Bureau member can drive into their local Ford or Lincoln Dealers and receive a $500 bonus cash rebate on a new Ford or $750 on a Lincoln

Driving is fun. Keep calm and focused!

Editor’s note: For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits.