Riding a motorbike is an exhilarating experience and one that is very difficult to replicate. It’s hard to beat the rush as you twist the throttle or the grin as your knee touches the floor on a corner.
But, riding a bike is more than just a means to get from A to B. It’s an experience and an opportunity to de-stress. In fact, you’ll find there are four effective techniques to help you beat stress.
1. Remove your Watch
The simple gesture of removing your watch will instantly relieve you of a little stress. The watch is a symbol of time, a need to be somewhere and do something. By removing it and being vague about your destination you will be able to enjoy the road and the experience of riding, without constantly wondering whether you should be heading home yet.
Getting rid of your watch is usually an eye-opener and can transform your ride.
2. Get Off-Road
Another great technique to beat stress is to invest in one of these KTM dirt bikes Sydney. A dirt bike is designed to get you off-road. It’s light, maneuverable, and you’ll need to give the path in front of you all of your attention.
As with so many other things, it takes practice to become good at off-road riding. But, just trying can be a lot of fun. As well as focusing your mind, the determination to get better each time will help you forget about the stress you are under. This also counts as part of your exercise for the week!
3. Ride With A Friend
It can be a lot of fun riding by yourself, especially if you have had a hard week and need to unwind. However, as rewarding as this is, you‘ll find that you wish you had someone to share the experience with.
When you ride with a friend and have a near-miss you can laugh about it together. The conversation is easier and you don’t feel alone if you have a friend with you. The shared experience has been shown to reduce stress and it makes the experience more memorable and fun.
That translates as a more positive atmosphere within yourself and you are likely to display this positivity in interactions with others. That can open a host of opportunities.
4. Book A Ride
This may sound silly, after all, you’re booking a ride on your own bike.
However, the truth is that it is very easy to lose time. The bike then becomes something you use to get to and from work, not to have fun. But, if you schedule yourself a time to take the bike out you’ll have this to look forward to.
More importantly, when you start to feel stressed during the day you can think about your booked ride and count the minutes until you ride. If you try this once you’ll quickly appreciate how much difference it makes to the number of times you ride and your stress levels.