Learn How To Take Care Of Your Car And Your Mental Health
Taking care of your car is important but taking care of your mental health is vital.
By Contributer Dean Taunton
Mar 08, 2019
Dean Taunton of JLR Essex, specialists in Land Rover and Jaguar servicing and maintenance, sits down with Exquisite Concierge to talk about men's mental health and maintaining luxury cars.
With nearly 30 year's experience in the automotive industry, Dean is well studied in high performance engineering. Dean has spent the last 30 years working in a primarily male industry and has seen the need for men to start speaking up about mental health.
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1: Add Personal Check Ins To Your Quick Car Check In
Giving your car a quick once over has probably become so routine to you that you don’t notice you’re doing it. How are the lights working? The brakes are okay? Do the tyres feel like they’ve got enough air in them? How worn are they?
As you become a seasoned driver, these questions become second nature. Next time you find yourself in your car and going through these checks bring a couple of those questions inward. How are you doing?
Learning to check in with yourself and how you’re feeling is a huge part of practicing mindfulness. Once you’ve practiced this habit in your car you’ll be able to use it throughout your life and check in with your body whenever you feel something is off.
Being in a tidy space can really affect your mood. If you spend a lot of time on the road, then you need to make it a pleasant space to be in. Organising your space allows you to take control over your things - literally and mentally. You’ll have less distractions, no lingering reminders of that guilty snack or skipped lunch, and a boost in self esteem to boot! The more you invest in making your car a nice place for you to be in, the more energy you’ll feel yourself having.
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