Why driving can help clear and reenergize the mind

Studies show that driving can actually be good for mental health

Rappler.com

Published: 4:58 PM July 19, 2019

Updated: 5:08 PM August 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Your deadlines are piling up, and your big presentation is just around the corner. On top of that, you’re anxious about asking your boss if you can take a few days off for vacation. 

We’re all familiar with these stressful situations. 

While stress isn’t always bad – as it helps us stay focused and adapt to challenges we face – too much stress can hurt our overall well-being. It negatively affects our memory, cognitive functions, and immune system. 

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to beat stress that don’t involve going on an expensive, out of town trip. All you need to do is – drive to work! 

Driving around the streets of Manila might sound like inviting stress instead of avoiding it. But a report says that driving can actually be good for mental health. It gives you a sense of self-control, independence, and freedom which can help stave off depression. 

"Driving to and from work will not require higher brain functions most of the time as it is a known route and familiar traffic condition. This can help clear and re-energise your mind,” said Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society, a non profit organization based in U.K. that is dedicated to helping individuals and companies recognize and reduce stress. 

However, regularly driving to work comes with some challenges. Aside from the occasional road-rage, you also have to constantly think about gas, more so when you’re stuck in traffic. 

But with SEAOIL’s Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas! Promo, you can now drive to and from work without having to worry about budget for fuel. 

SEAOIL, the leading independent fuel company in the country, has base fuels imported from advanced refineries in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Their fuels are also powered with STP additives, known for superior engine clean-up and keep-clean properties resulting in improved performance. 

Now on their 3rd year of running the Lifetime Free Gas promo, SEAOIL will be choosing 4 winners who will get to experience SEAOIL’s world-class quality fuel. They will be awarded with a lifetime supply of free gas or P5,000.00 worth of SEAOIL gift cards per month. 

The mechanics are simple:

For a single or accumulated receipt worth P500, you’ll get 1 raffle coupon with an Instant Prize card.
Peel off the card for a chance to win an Instant Prize: P10, P50, P100 discounts on SEAOIL fuels, Gasoline Engine Oil (1 liter), and Diesel Engine Oil (1 liter) 

Fill up the coupon and join the raffle either by electronic or drop box:

For the drop box raffle, you must fill out the raffle coupon with your complete name, address, birth date, mobile number and email address with signature, and drop it in designated drop boxes located at the cashier booth of SEAOIL stations nationwide 


For the electronic raffle, you can log on to lifetimefreegas.com and enter the promo code written on the raffle coupon together with your complete name, address, birth date, mobile number and email address to have an entry 


The promo runs from July 18 to October 18, 2019. 

Don’t underestimate the effects of stress. Make the effort to restore balance to your life. Start by turning your everyday car journeys to the office into opportunities to relax. 

So, go ahead. Drive to work today. – Rappler.com