Anxiety about driving a car, also known as driving phobia, is a common issue that many people face. It can manifest in a variety of ways, such as physical symptoms (e.g. sweating, shaking, heart racing) or thoughts and beliefs (e.g. “I’m not a good driver,” “I’ll get into an accident”).
If your anxiety about driving is impacting your quality of life, there are a few things you can try. One approach is to gradually expose yourself to driving-related situations in a controlled and safe environment, such as taking a driving course or practicing with a licensed driver.
Another approach is to address the underlying thoughts and beliefs that may be contributing to your anxiety. This can be done through therapy or counseling, where a mental health professional can help you identify and challenge negative thoughts, and teach you coping strategies to manage anxiety.
It’s important to remember that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Be kind to yourself and try different things to find what works for you.