This weekend was one I had been looking forward to for a long time. One of my best friends had recently got engaged to a delightful girl and I was super excited to drive down to Washington, D.C. for their engagement party.

The food was going to be great, there would be some great craft beers, and I would see some friends I hadn’t seen in some time. All I had to do was a drive a few hours south, and the party would begin.

Let me preface this blog by saying I really enjoy road trips, I put my music on and roll the windows down and just go. I always challenge myself not to take too many stops. But this ride from Binghamton to Philly to D.C. was disastrous. All because of one thing: traffic.

It’s very easy to complain and talk about traffic, I do it all the time. There aren’t many things I dislike in my life, but traffic is definitely one of them. I found myself screaming, pulling my hair, and blasting some hard rock music. During my time of sitting still for no reason, I decided to google how to deal with road rage. I realized by the third backup on my drive when my voice started to crack from yelling I may hva e a slight case of the stuff.

I found one very interesting way to deal with road rage and it is actually genius. Its suggested that you decorate your car. Place pictures of loved ones or your dog near your eyesight. This way when you are yelling at the cars going slow and you are going to be late, you can remember the happier times in life.

Another suggestion is to make a cd or playlist with calming music. My go to playlist in traffic involves Metallica and some Van Halen, apparently, I was doing this all wrong. You should make a playlist with songs that help you remember some good times. Maybe your high school class song or wedding song.

After reading up on a few suggestions I think it is time to deal with my little case of road rage. If you have any tips please feel free to let me know, so I don’t wind up yelling at the deer on the side of the road again.

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