Well, it is officially fall. Well, not quite but close enough. The schools have restarted and there are people going crazy with need and speed. That being said, it is important for those who are on the road to keep an eye out for children and other drivers. This can help to ensure that everyone stays safe and secure during this hectic time.
School time is a frustrating and stressful time. Students have to get up early and get themselves dressed and to classes. Parents have to take their children to school and still get to work on time. This is often complicated by the stresses that children add to their parents simply by being children. Parents of first year students also have to deal with the heart break of taking their children to school rather than spending the entire day with their child.
- Plan on delays. Even if you do not have children to take to school, the other people on the road may. This can lead to delays and frustrations. By planning on these delays you can avoid the frustration that is caused by being late. If you are a parent taking your children to school, get the children up earlier and take your time while maintaining a sense of urgency and importance to the task.
- Limit distractions. Avoid using your phone and definitely do not text while driving. This can cause accidents and dangerous driving. Most accidents are caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving and dangerous driving can cause people to miss turns, run lights and fail to notice those who have suddenly stopped.
- Set up a pattern. By knowing what you are going to do, how you are going to get from point A to point B, you can become more aware of where you are and moves that can save you time. In addition, if you set a pattern for yourself, your morning can go smoother all the way around as you will know where everything is and be able to complete a morning routine without undo pressure.
- Get ready the night before. A lot of time is wasted looking for things right before leaving the home. By getting ready the day before, you can eliminate some of the wasted rushing around getting ready to go. This preparedness can include clothing for the next day, packing lunches and book bags. This is often considered one of the best ways to eliminate the frustration and stress associated with getting out the door.