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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Is driving stress ruining your life? Apparently it is...

Higher blood pressure, anxiety, sickness, resentment, worry, and fear are all linked to driving... And it gets worse.

Driving stress has been a point of discussion of many psychotherapist in the recent past. Many say that it helps them de-stress but Many Psychologist believe otherwise. Many of us Know that driving while stressed increases the risks of getting into an accident. But Research has shown that It's much worse, driving has been shown to lower job and life satisfaction is certain studies.

The impacts of driving stress for some time..

Although the stress of driving has been known for a long time, Serious studies related to it has been only conducted in recent times.  Research from German, British, American, and Canadian institutions collected live data from drivers and found higher levels of many stress indicators.  Higher heart rates, blood pressure, anxiety.  Further studies also showed more driving correlated with more sick days and appearances in the hospital.

Your car commute is lowering your happiness

An Article in Time Magazine provided a list of issues that may arise due to this daily commute, apart from the issues talked before research ahs shown that driving can lead to increase in blood sugar,Cholestrol and depression risk.The article also noted a marked drop in fitness levels and sleep quality. This isn't even the tip of the iceberg, the U.K. Office of National Statistics recently released a research analyisis on the impact of driving.  In their words, “From the data analysis, it appears that commuters have lower life satisfaction, a lower sense that their daily activities are worthwhile, lower levels of happiness and higher anxiety on average than non-commuters. Average happiness levels begin to fall and anxiety levels begin to rise after the first 15 minutes of the commute to work. Then, the worst effects of commuting on personal well-being are experienced on average by those whose journey to work lasts between 61 and 90 minutes.”

Your driving stress doesn’t just impact you and those close to you…

Some Research has shown that driving leads to short temper often called road rage. research has shown that the more you drive, the less tolerant or patient you become, It also is directly proportional to loss in productivity, Increased lost days, increased late arrivals and decreased Job Satisfaction.

So What are the causes of driving stress??

According to research summarized in the book Urban Planning and Public Health, traffic jam,construction, and long driving distances are key stressors.  In specific, it’s the elements of unpredictability and loss of control they present drivers.  Regarding loss of control, Jeffrey Tumlin (author of Sustainable Transportation Planning) provides some insight.  He notes that when we are walking, we have the ability to communicate with those around us with hundreds of subtle social cues.  In a car, we only have two – blinkers and horn.  And since they don’t always communicate what you want, people have to bottle the accompanying stress and release it some other way.

Can You Do Anything About It??

There is a saying in Hindi " JISAKA KAM USI KO SAJE AUR KARE TO BUDDHU BAJE " for an executive or businessman his work is related to improving business, while that of a driver is to drive a car. Just Hire Full-Time Driver from SAAARTHI.COM and Cut all your driving related stress. Instead enjoy the time reading or listening to music. The actual destressors for the Human brain

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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Puneet's Search for a Personal Driver

It Was a fine Friday evening, Puneet had just returned from office, his shaili who was working in the kitchen, came out.
“Puneet, did you ask your colleagues today?”
“About what honey?”
“About the driver that we had decided to hire? It’s been a month now and none of the job sites is giving any result.”

“ Oh yes! I just completely forgot about it, let me try Mahesh he recently hired a personal driver.”
“Hi Mahesh, it’s Puneet sorry to trouble you but could you tell me from where did you hire yourself a driver?”
“Not a problem Puneet, I hired the driver from”
“Ok, Is it any good?”
“ Yes and I was really surprised by their service bouquet. They do all the verification, Provide a police clearance certificate for their drivers and on top of that they also provide solutions such as doorstep car spa and discounted car insurance. In my opinion real value for money!”
“ Hey Those are some really nice services these guys are providing so in your opinion how is the driver they provided?”
“ The driver they sent is really decent and if I don’t like him I can always ask for a replacement during the contract period.”

“ Hey, These are some really unique services, Thanks for the help Mahesh”

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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Diane’s Personal Driver in Mumbai

Diane had just moved into Mumbai, she was an American journalist with a reputed news agency in USA. She was used to the American way of life such as getting your own groceries, lugging around the heavy bags to home. She was still getting used to the Hubbub of the city called Mumbai with its incessant horns, heat, pollution which was a perfect recipe for stress. On top of that she preferred driving herself, in a city like Mumbai it was nothing short of a challenge. The Traffic in Mumbai can throw a lot of challenges even to an expert driver on Indian roads and drive most people to the extremes of stress and road rage.

One of her colleagues suggested that she hire herself a personal driver. She just remembered the conversation sitting at the backseat of her Car.

“What Hire a personal chauffeur won’t that be an expensive affair, Liam?”

“Not at all Diane it will turn out much cheaper than Hiring a cab daily and you will be able to travel at leisure being able to complete your work or listen to music or a podcast.”

“But still I will not like to hire a driver, I have all these meetings daily and I don’t expect someone to wait on me. I can manage myself.”

“Seriously, weren’t you saying just the other day that it took you 30 minutes just to find a parking spot? And a few days ago you were saved from a deadly accident by a whisker. Listen to me Diane and hire yourself a personal driver, the trains are not going to take you everywhere and you yourself are unsure of driving in the city. There a lot of locations where you may not be able to find a cab either.”

“Fine Liam, I will hire a personal driver for myself, but being alone in the city and hearing all the crimes being committed by domestic Helps, I am a little Skeptical.”

After This Conversation she had tried a lot of driver service agencies asked her colleagues to find a good driver but all was in vain. She had to interview a ton of people do their reference checks and yet the people who she was finding were not even close to being good enough. While doing a google search once again to find herself a driver, she stumbled upon an Ad which stated Hire Police Verified Drivers, She was a little intrigued by this and contacted SAAARTHI.

“Good morning Mam, welcome to SAAARTHI, How can we help you today?”

“Hi,I am looking to hire a driver but could you please explain what do you guys mean by Police Verified Driver?”

“Of course Mam, We Believe that a Hiring a driver is a very intimate affair and that person will be knowing your whereabouts every time, so our firm belief is that we all the hires made via us should be properly verified. Thus we have three Tiers of Verification: First we do a document verification and store his biometric data with us, second we do a background verification and reference check of the driver and finally we make him get a Police Clearance Certificate certifying he has no criminal history.”

“Hey that’s really nice for Expats like us who do not know this city.”

After that in a day she had received SAAARTHI smart CV’s, which relieved of the stress of multiple people entering her kitchen one by one to give interviews, which she had come to dislike. Everything else is History.

Diane now sat at the back seat of the car leisurely listening to Music on her iPod, while the Driver she had hired from SAAARTHI weeded though the Mumbai traffic.

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