How To Conquer My Fear Of Driving

How To Conquer My Fear Of Driving

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Introduction

I have always been afraid of driving. The thought of being behind the wheel terrified me, but it also kept me from doing things I wanted to do. This past year, I decided to overcome my fear and get over it once and for all. Now I feel like anything is possible if you just decide that you’re going to do something!

I will tell you the whole story of how I got to overcome my fear.

You will learn the whole story of how I got to overcome my fear. I will tell you all about it. The process, the result, and what I learned from this experience.

At first, it was a prolonged progression, I would take on the most deserted roads.

At first, it was a prolonged progression, I would take on the most deserted roads. Then I did it with fewer cars, then with more, and so on until finally I was driving out of my comfort zone and starting to feel comfortable.

I think this is an important step in overcoming your fears because if you don’t try something new then how can you expect anything different?

My first significant highway trip was to Cincinnati, OH from Lexington KY.

My first significant highway trip was to Cincinnati, OH from Lexington KY. I was terrified at first because I had never driven on a highway and there were so many things that could go wrong. The speed of traffic and turns made me nervous; it seems like they both happen so quickly! Plus, when driving through toll booths, it’s easy to get lost in your thoughts and not notice how much time has passed until you realize how late it is.

I decided that my best bet would be not thinking about any of these things while driving but just focusing on keeping my eyes on the road ahead of me instead of what’s happening around me (which isn’t much).

This is also where I discovered that I love road trips.

Road trips are an excellent way to get out and explore new places. You can see things you’ve never seen before, meet people with different perspectives on life, and make new friends along the way.

Road trips aren’t just for kids anymore! If you want to go on a road trip with your family or friends (or even just yourself), here are some tips:

I’ve been to so many new places and made so many new friends just because I decided to get over this fear.

 

I’ve been to so many new places and made so many new friends just because I decided to get over this fear.

I used to be terrified of driving, but having done it so much now, I’m no longer afraid of getting behind the wheel.

One day, after years of avoiding it for fear that my car would break down or something else, would go wrong with it (it never did), my friend invited me along with him on his drive from San Francisco down through California’s Central Valley. We stopped at an overlook near Yosemite National Park where he showed me some pictures he took while driving along Highway 120 in his truck: one of a huge tree looming over his car; another showing an incredible view across miles upon miles of lush green grassland dotted with mountains in every direction; another showing field full of cows grazing peacefully under sunny skies…and then there was one last photo which stood out above all others—a stunning shot was taken at dusk when everything had turned golden yellow against an indigo blue sky!

It’s almost like it wasn’t even me, it was someone else who decided they wanted to drive.

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It’s almost like it wasn’t even me, it was someone else who decided they wanted to drive.

The fear was holding me back from doing things that I wanted to do and keeping me from living my life the way I wanted to live it. The fear kept me from being the person I wanted to be because if there’s anything worse than feeling trapped by your own body and mind, then that would probably be feeling trapped by other people’s expectations of what they think you should be doing with your life.

To this day if you asked me what my biggest fear is, driving wouldn’t even come to mind.

  • You can overcome your fear of driving.
  • It is possible to do it by taking baby steps, and by taking on the most deserted roads in your neighborhood or city.
  • If you have a friend who’s willing to be supportive of your efforts, then that will help as well.
  • In addition to these tips, there are also some good books about overcoming fears that may help you along the way (I recommend The Courage to Be Daring).

It seems silly now how much this one thing held me back and kept me from feeling brave in all aspects of my life.

You might be wondering how I could have been so afraid of driving. After all, you can’t really die if you’re just driving around town. What’s the big deal?

Well, there were two things that held me back. One was my fear of being in an accident (which is totally irrational), and the other was my fear of not knowing what to do if something went wrong with my car or if there was an emergency situation on the road. Both fears left me feeling anxious about getting behind the wheel—so much so that I rarely drove anywhere at all!

These days, however—thank goodness!—I don’t let myself get rattled by those feelings anymore because they are no longer part of my life; instead they’ve become a distant memory from when I was younger but now serve as inspiration for how far we’ve come since then:

Overcoming one fear made me more confident in all areas of my life

Overcoming one fear made me more confident in all areas of my life.

  • Fear of driving: I’ve been driving since I was 16 years old, but over the last few years, my fear has grown more intense. It’s become such a burden on my life that it made me feel like I wasn’t living up to my potential as a successful person or human being. For example, if someone asked me for directions and I got lost because we were talking about something other than where we were going (or even worse – telling them “I don’t know”), this would make them think bad things about me as well! So now whenever anyone asks me for directions, I always give different ones so they won’t get mad at themselves!
  • Fear of the dark: When growing up there were always lights on inside our house so we didn’t have any problems sleeping after having fun together during late-night parties etcetera… But when it comes down to actually getting some restful sleep without being woken up by bright lights shining through cracks between windowpanes etcetera… Well then suddenly everything became very difficult because everyone else had their own personal habits regarding how they liked their bedrooms set up which meant sometimes even though everyone else was asleep yet again–myself included–I still felt anxious each time realizing there might be something wrong with my bedroom setup.”

Conclusion

I hope by sharing my story and how I overcame my fear of driving, it will help anyone who has been scared to do the same. You are not alone and you can do this!

 

Cattylove

Cattylove

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