Another epiphany. My driving has changed for the better, and I mean considerably better! When I was constantly overrun by angst, I was heavy footed on the gas pedal, and practically everyone on the road bothered me. I'm embarrassed to say I've flipped off my fair share of people. I also used to stitch back and forth through traffic, but I don't have the anxious need to speed and drive aggressively anymore. It's a real game changer. I'd say I've been driving better now for about 3 weeks to a month. I actually enjoy driving much more now, and I drive so much more safely than I used to. I can drive a speed limit of 55 without feeling like I'm only going 30 miles per hour. It's just that the rush to get somewhere is gone, for the most part.
One of my friends commented on my driving today saying how they noticed I was driving so much more carefully and with less aggression. It's really amazing how inhibiting these primitive reflexes makes such differences in so many areas of one's life. I am actually a much better driver now, and I haven't done anything different or even decided to do anything different with my driving. It is simply Brain Highways at work.