Did you know that out of the known phobias there is, the phobia with driving is the most common? People who are plagued by this, most often than not, see their career, social life, happiness and their well-being in general take a huge downturn because of this problem.
In spite of the bad effects of fear of driving, a lot of people choose not to find a solution to their condition. They simply resolve into commuting via public transport, avoid certain activities that requires driving, simply stay indoors and many other things.
This really is a shame due to the fact that your phobia with driving can actually be treated and there are ways which you can do to get rid of it completely. Like many types of phobias, the combination of anxiety and driving is a mental condition that needs not to be permanent.
As a matter of fact, it is all up to you to decide if you want to overcome this fear or not. The solution lies in you. You just need to make up your mind and oblige yourself. To begin with, you need to understand that giving in to this condition would not do you any good.
Most people with driving phobias give up driving altogether; that is a wrong thing to be doing because it will only prolong your condition; instead of curing it. As an alternative, what you can do is to use your car and drive it for shorter periods.
For example, you can drive around your block, down to your local store or you can take pit stops frequently, just so your fear does not increase or build up. With this, you can gradually condition your mind to conquering this fear.
While you drive, you can also listen or incorporate a nice and soothing music in the backdrop. Music holds a great effect on your mood. This helps lower your stress levels; hence you will enjoy the ride more.