We have all been there. That time toward the end of the work day when you just feel drained. You feel exhausted, sleepy and no pun intended, “out of fuel.” Setting aside a time each day to clear your thoughts, meditate and rejuvenate, can do wonders for your mental and physical health. That being said, sometimes it is difficult to make self-care a priority when as a driver, you have a number of tasks to worry about.
If you are feeling that your mental health has taken a back seat, you are not alone. According to CDL Life News, “13 percent of truck drivers exhibit some degree of depression and almost all (91 percent) receive no treatment.” That is why it’s essential to take the first step to prioritize your mental health even when your schedule feels hectic. Creating a daily “self-care” routine to stick to even if it is just a half hour or so.
Here are 6 things you can do to hit the restart button and start fresh with a new outlook on the road.
Drivers, always know you are not alone in your struggles. Join the Facebook support group called Truckers for Truckers if you are in need of some extra support and love in the trucking community. Everyone feels down sometimes. Completing one of these 6 things out on the road can allow you to start fresh and revamp your mind. And, sometimes a little break, goes a long way.