After several months of working, the holidays may turn out to be one of the best times of the year. We have probably been planning the destination and the activities that we will do during these free days for a long time. Therefore, when they finish it is normal that we feel a little down. The return to the routine may discourage us a bit , but we must bear in mind that we will have vacations again soon and that we can now start planning them, if we wish, so that the return to normality is less boring.

In the event that we have wanted to spend a few days with the family, it is possible that the car has been presented to us as the best mode of transport, especially if what we want is to do national tourism or go to our second residence, in the case of that we have it. In the event that we have traveled with friends, the fact of traveling with our own vehicle gives us greater freedom and also the sharing of expenses, while several can take turns driving and divide the responsibility behind the wheel throughout the entire journey. , this being more or less long.

Be that as it may, traveling by car can have many advantages, but also some other factors against it, such as traffic jams, breakdowns or driving fatigue. Therefore, and because we may find ourselves tired after the holidays or down because they end, it is important that we remain calm while we are behind the wheel, since we have a great responsibility to take care of our lives , of the people who travel in the vehicle with us and the rest of the drivers that surround us on the road.

What to watch out for when driving on the road trip

A good way to avoid possible nerves on the road is to check the routes well before leaving. It is possible that you have never done this route before and that during it you could get lost, so it is essential that you check which roads, highways or highways you should take in order to know where you have to go. Some may be under construction, so on the Internet you will be able to see, in real time, which roads are affected and which is the alternative route that you should take if they are not passable.

Knowing the path in advance will help you not lose your cool, since if you had a route in mind and you saw in the place that you cannot follow it, that could make you nervous. Although the information on the network is usually up-to-date, there are problems on the road that cannot always be foreseen, such as accidents or possible breakdowns in the cars of other drivers, so you should leave early, in order not to lose your nerves during the trip, worried about being late.

When traveling by car it is best to do it as quietly as possible. There are many inconveniences that you can find on the road, such as those mentioned, so by getting nervous you will not gain anything. In addition, leaving early will ensure that, in the event of a caravan, you would not arrive much later than expected.

Delays on the road are often one of the reasons why people tend to lose their cool in the car when they return from vacation. If you want to avoid these queues, it is best that you always check the traffic conditions on the roads before going online and that you do not plan the return on the same day of the return operation, nor leave on the day of the departure operation. Avoid rush hours, such as when people go to or from work in big cities , or on weekends when most people go to or come back from spending the day out, especially on the beach in summer.

What to keep in mind when traveling with children

When you travel with children, it is likely that you can also get nervous in the car, since they tend to tire easily from being locked in the vehicle for a long time. Therefore, it is essential that you are well prepared before leaving home, because if you encounter a caravan or other problems on the road, you could keep the children distracted and avoid losing your cool behind the wheel when returning from vacation.

You can plan games to entertain the children , bring food in case they are hungry, or let them sleep if they are sleepy. It is important that you avoid any fight between them, since this could generate distractions at the wheel, something very dangerous, in addition to making you lose your nerves, something not recommended while you are driving. The co-pilot should be your greatest ally when it comes to distracting children and making them feel comfortable also during the trip, so that no one can lose their calm, despite possible inconveniences, and you can finish enjoying some magnificent vacations and driving on the return trip. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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