November 25,2022

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Who has never endured the famous "are we there yet?" from children who are running out of patience while you're stuck in an endless traffic jam ?


Sometimes, traffic comes at the worst moment and there are times when it becomes difficult to keep your cool.


In traffic, here are a few tips to ensure you never get bored again when you're stuck in a jam.

Tip 1: Make new friends
If you're stuck in traffic, relax, forget about the horns and the shouting, take a deep breath and open your window. Look around you and, if your neighbour's window is down, start a conversation! Yes, it's rather unusual, but maybe you'll make friends from all over Europe.
Tip 2: Learn a new language
After all, why not? You're stuck for a very long time and you're bored anyway, so enjoy it! Alone or with others, you can learn expressions and vocabulary in a fun way with the help of an app. It's a great way to combine business with pleasure if you've decided to go on holiday to Milan, Barcelona or Lisbon. There'll be no more embarrassing moments when the waiter asks for your order and you can't pronounce what's on the menu...
Tip 3: Train your musical ear
Listening to music in the car may not be very original. However, it remains one of the great pastimes when you're on the road. It's up to you to use your imagination to avoid getting bored! Blind test, karaoke – everything is possible to revise your classics or enrich your musical culture. And remember that music softens the mood: if there are tense moments in the car, sing! It will put a smile on everyone's face.
Tip 4: Become unbeatable in the Peugeot range
Become an expert on the Lion brand and train yourself to recognise all the models in the Peugeot range, all engines and all years combined. If, in less than a second, you can recognise the 1914 Peugeot L45, which won the Indianapolis 500 in 1916 and sold for more than six million euros in 2017, it's time to take a break from training. Why? Firstly, because you're obviously on point and secondly, you're obviously tired enough to see an L45 on the street... 
Tip 5: Identify number plates
We've all played it at one time or another: the first to guess which country or department the number at the end of the plate refers to wins. Without looking like it, everyone takes the opportunity to revise their geography! To spice things up, you can create variations such as: the one who finds the least in one hour pays for the restaurant, etc.
Tip 6: Do meditation
Do you suffer from traffic jams every morning? Good news! Practice your breathing exercises and experiment with mindful driving. Learn how to empty your mind of all invasive and harmful thoughts so that you can arrive at your workplace relaxed and leave (almost) zen and serene. Don't hesitate to use audio applications to guide you in your meditation, just make sure to set them up before you start your drive.
Tip #7: Listen to podcasts
Thanks to the numerous listening platforms, everyone can find a podcast to suit their taste: are you a food fan or do you love a good story? Do you like to be told how to put away your T-shirts or do you like to hear science explained to you? When you get out of your car, you'll be able to share your new-found knowledge with your friends and family. Many apps are compatible with Android Auto / Apply Car Play so you can be safe when connecting during your journey.