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Fit & Proper: Beware of 'traffic stress syndrome'

The way we respond to stress plays a major role in how it affects us. Keeping a positive spirit and indulging in positive self-talk can greatly influence the way you respond to stress

Sharanya Thyagarajan
Sharanya Thyagarajan, Counselling Psychologist Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru

Congested roads, the constant honking and hours of dragging on the roads, the every day traffic may just be taking away more than your time. Most of us are aware of the constant pressure and stress one goes through while sitting through hours of traffic jams. This stress, eventually, leads to prolonged hours of irritability. It can also disrupt the level of productivity at work. The problem has become so prevalent that some people have begun to refer to it as the “traffic stress syndrome”. Trying to achieve a worklife balance brings with it a lot of ...