Creative outlets lessen road rage
When faced with a stressful commute, planning rush hour avoidance techniques can reduce stress. For example, if you can do errands near work until traffic dies down you can be productive and reduce your commute time. Choosing a grocery store, dry cleaners, or health club near your office allows you to be productive and drive home after traffic dies down.
Another stress reducer is to take back roads. It may take longer to get home, but it might not seem longer if you enjoy the trip. Listening to books on tape, motivational tapes, or relaxing music can be less stressful than listening to the radio.
Use your creativity to plan positive ways to avoid rush hour traffic and make good use of your time.