11. Practice good automobile ergonomics
That means more than just buckling up.
Before you head out of the garage, make sure your headrest is set directly behind your head, aligned with the top of your ears.
Adjust your seat and steering wheel for maximum comfort.
Check each mirror to make sure you don’t need to lean or crane your neck for best vision. Now you can strap up.
12. Leave 30 minutes earlier than normal
Do this both coming and going.
Studies find that the less sense of “time urgency,” or worry about being late, you have, the less stressed out you’ll feel during your commute.
13. Lift your legs up and stretch for 30 seconds
Now, obviously, we only want you to do this when you’re stopped in traffic.
But this movement is important, because it reduces the risk of blood clots from sitting too long in one position. Also put one arm behind your neck and stretch it by holding on to the elbow with the opposite arm. Switch sides. Do one of these stretches every time traffic comes to a halt.