HOW TO REDUCE ROAD RAGE

(Men's Health) What if the other person really is driving like an idiot? In the future, your car may be able to help you out with that. At the Consumer Electronics Show, auto company Kia announced that it's working on technology to assess a driver's emotional state and automatically alter the cabin environment based on that. For not, it's DIY. Learn your warning signs, says Robert Nemerovski, Psy. D., of California. Those might include grinding teeth, balling hands into fists, and swearing. Pull over and:

Take a step back
Try not to take things personally. What you perceive as a personal slight may just be an error on the other motorist's part. Give them the benefit of the doubt.

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat
Not only will this help short-circuit an angry, adrenaline-driven response, but the act itself is calming. Try taking five long, deep breaths while relaxing your arms and face.

Talk yourself down
Turn off the political talk radio that's on your last nerve and ask yourself, "Would I really gain anything from becoming angry?" "What does 'getting even' accomplish?" Then tell yourself things like "I'm not going to let this get to me.

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