Do you ever feel like you’re always in a rush? You hurry to get ready in the morning just so you can rush to work. When you’re there, you feel like you’re behind — or almost behind — from 9 to 5. When you finally get to go home, you rush to pick the kids up from school, hurry home to eat dinner, and then rush through whatever you need to do around the house so that you can get to bed at a decent hour. 

Then you get up and do it all over again. 

Why do we do it? One potential reason is that we hate waiting and we refuse to do it. Another is that we’re conditioned to do it, even though we know it causes stress and anxiety. A third is that productivity is often the main value for many workers, so, if rushing increases that productivity even by the smallest amount, we’re taught that it’s worth it. 

However, rushing is actually very dangerous. Stress and anxiety are real complications that can make your life worse. Plus, you take more risks when you rush. You drive faster, you tailgate someone who is not as fast, you experience road rage when they keep you from getting to your destination as fast as possible, and you may even run red lights or cut other people off. 

On the road, rushing leads to accidents, injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, no matter how much you learn to slow down and take your time, others may not do the same. If you get hit by one of those rushing drivers, you must know what legal options you have. Compensation can help you overcome many of the financial difficulties that an accident brings.