Motormouth: A motoring journo's mental health

Published by on
Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1696772088845 Civic+Art+Competition+Uk+2000 1 FotorReviewing new cars for a living has been a bit hazardous to my mental health.

Juggling countless cars as a motoring journo posed a minor risk to the state of my mental health. 

I was stressed out by back-to-back testing of a serious sports car with a few hundred horses and a seriously lousy jalopy with powerless ponies. I was stressed out while test-driving a fancy new car in some foreign land because I had to battle jet lag, road culture shock and driving with the steering wheel on the “wrong” side, all at the same time.

I also suffered the psychological torture of looking stupid in a silly runabout right after looking clever in a Smart, and feeling fortunate in a lovely ride just before feeling unlucky in an ugly ride.

On a more serious note, the above situations are nothing compared to clinical depression or psychosocial stressors. Good mental health is vital to everyone’s well-being, whether behind the wheel or anywhere else.

Read More: Mental health is a universal human right

Download the Motorist App now. Designed by drivers for drivers, this all-in-one app lets you receive the latest traffic updates, gives you access to live traffic cameras, and helps you manage LTA and vehicle matters.

Did you know we have a Motorist Telegram Channel? Created exclusively for drivers and car owners in Singapore, you can get instant info about our latest promotions, articles, tips & hacks, or simply chat with the Motorist Team and fellow drivers.