Road Trips and How They Enhance Your Well Being

It’s May, and while Spring may be in full bloom outside, being stuck away in the house at this time of year can take its toll. We all could use some help staying sane during these uncertain times. It’s essential to find healthy, low-risk ways to get exercise and fresh air to keep the whole family from going stir-crazy! Read on for why a short road trip may be the perfect way to get out of your house during the age of COVID-19.
 
Road trips aren’t just about getting out of the house for a while; it’s about removing yourself from your normal headspace and routine. Even when you are happy with your home and work life, it’s not uncommon for people to feel like they’ve fallen into a never-ending routine. That routine can sometimes start to feel like a rut and sometimes winds up taking a toll on our mental, emotional, and even physical wellbeing. Taking some well-needed time to remove yourself from that routine can provide significant and fast-acting benefits, especially in times of stress. 
 
There are several benefits we get from even the shortest road trip, stress relief being the number one. Getting out and seeing something other than the inside of your house can help us forget about our day-to-day worries and allow us to be entirely within the present moment. It can also get our creative juices flowing by being surrounded by new places different from our typical environment. A quick drive to a favorite hiking spot might spark an urge to start a garden, while an afternoon picnic in a secluded park might inspire you to start having picnics at home!
 
When the whole family gets involved, road trips can also help to strengthen your relationships. Living in close confines can be stifling, and cause tempers to flare when they otherwise wouldn’t. Taking the time to get out and go for a road trip altogether can help ease those tensions by simply switching up the typical environment and activities everyone is used to. Having your family connect over the experiences, sights, and mishaps that occur on these road trips can make for a change of pace that makes all the difference. 
 
While a road trip can do a world of good for you and your family’s wellbeing, the team at American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission wants you to be cautious in these unprecedented times! Only consider a short road trip if your local and state authorities have deemed it safe to travel. If not, taking a short drive around town or a walk around your neighborhood are simple alternatives to get a small change of scenery. Remember always to stay six feet apart, invest in protective face coverings while out, and practice good hygiene by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. That way, we can all do our part to slow the spread! And if you or anyone in your family feel sick, it’s always best to stay home. 
 
If you decide to road trip during these strange times, your family’s health right now is the top priority. With proper care to keep safe and healthy while on the road, you can help your family destress and come together in the most secure way possible while still getting out of the house on a short road trip. To schedule an appointment for auto repair or preventive maintenance, make an appointment online today! American Five Star Auto Repair &
Transmission is conveniently located at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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