5 Most Valuable Ideas On How To Prevent Road Accidents

5 Most Valuable Ideas On How To Prevent Road Accidents

Accidents are unforeseen circumstances that results in damage, injury or death. Road accidents can be in the form of two cars, a car and a bike, two bikes, or a car and a pedestrian. Road accidents have different degrees of severity such as deaths, major injuries, or car damages. When an accident occurs, the victim can hire an accident lawyer to bring justice to the accident. In some cases such as hit and run cases, accident lawyers involve themselves with the police to get evidence and testimony to bring justice for the families of the victim (if dead). Below are 5 ways to prevent yourself from getting into road accidents.

1. Be Conscious

When you are driving, you should have a clear mindset by keeping in mind that you are not the only one on the road. Be focused as to where you are going. Some people get lost in their thoughts while driving thereby loosing focus which may make you change your lane at the wrong time or run into a cyclist. If you get lost in your thoughts easily, find some company so he or she can caution you to drive carefully. There are events in life that may trigger you to lose your focus. For example, a woman is on her way to a burial service who may seem to be calm, but may be emotional on the inside and therefore may be lost in her thoughts. The person in the passenger seat  might be under the impression that the driver is choosing to remain quiet not knowing the driver might be lost in her thoughts. It is the responsibility of the passenger to call her attention so the driver can focus on driving. In this case, it is advisable to stop the car for a while until the person driving is calm. Here’s a thought: What would have happened if the driver didn’t have any company in the car? What if there was no one to caution her? Learn to be conscious and focused when driving.


2. Fix Every Fault Of The Car

Whenever your car shows fault, you need to get it repaired. You never can tell what may happen or when the fault might get you involved in an accident. Check the brake oil, engine oil, worn out brake pads, loose tires, insufficient transmission fluid, worn out/expired tires. It takes very little of your time to carry out daily routine maintenance on your car before going out with the car. When you have a disease, you have to treat it before it kills you; the faulty car is the disease and you need to get it treated before it takes a life.


3. Avoid Bad Driving Habits

Young people out there fond of driving recklessly and carelessly. Some parents allow their under-aged children to drive their cars without bothering about what might happen to them. There are several cases of accidents due to bad driving habits. An example of reckless behavior is when a girl goes out with her friends and they offered to drop her off at home. She agreed despite the fact that she knew that the driver was drinking too much at the party. It was minutes after they left the party and her parents receive  a call notifying them that their daughter was involved in an accident. The parents rushed down only to discover her dead with bottles of alcohol rolling off the car seats as the bodies were brought out. They all wrenched of alcohol.  Most accidents that occur now are as a result of people who drink and drive or especially from those returning home from parties. Also, it is important to note that drifting is not advisable as anything can happen during this time; you will put yourself and others at risk.


4. Obey Traffic Laws And Speed Limits

It is very important to note that there are traffic laws everywhere in the world but are the drivers obeying them? When they see the red light, do they stop? In areas where there are speed limits, do the people actually drive with that speed limit in mind? Some drivers would just look left and right to see if there are cars coming and they just run off with full speed. Have you tried to imagine a head-on-collision with cars coming with full speed? In this case, the chances of survival of the drivers in both cars is slim – not to mention – the pedestrians in the surrounding areas. The concept of speed limits are designed for safe driving and also to ensure the safety of others.

5. Keep Your Eyes On The Road

Most people are fond of carrying out their morning activities in their car while driving. For instance, Aman, who woke up by 7:50 AM, who has a business appointment by 8:00 AM–will probably just have a quick shower before rushing to his car to drive to work. While driving, he will try to brush his hair, brush his teeth, and knot his tie, among other things. These are bad driving habits that need. You can never tell what might happen within seconds of taking your eyes off the road. Don’t change CDs; don’t get distracted by those sitting in the back seat. Keep your eyes on the road to avoid accidents.


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8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

Listen carefully:

We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.


The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

1. Pray Daily

You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.


If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

3. Smile Often

Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

4. Organize Your Working Desk

A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.


5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

How do you do that? This is my formula:

First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.


If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

8. Go Exercise

Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

The Bottom Line

It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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