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5 reasons you shouldn’t use your phone whilst driving

Just quickly skipping the next song on your playlist, glancing at that message you just received from your mom or replying to that urgent work email that your boss just sent across. All of these sound like things we use our smart devices for every single day, but when we add in the element of driving and being behind the wheel, these simple acts suddenly turn deadly.

Using your phone whilst driving can cost lives, and thousands of innocent people every year, drivers, cyclists and motorists alike, fall victim to the negligible and utterly selfish actions of others – click the link if you’re looking for Jewish lawyers near me.

We’ve all been there, been tempted to check out phones to satisfy our curiosity whilst driving. Afterall, it's only for a couple of seconds…what could happen? The truth is that when we’re behind the wheel every second counts and you need to be completely focused on what’s ahead.

 

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Here we’ve compiled 5 reasons you shouldn’t use your phone whilst driving.

You’re more likely to crash

As mentioned above, when you’re behind the wheel you need to have your wits about you and your concentration firmly on the road ahead. Sadly, looking at your phone, replying to messages and skipping the songs on your playlist even if it’s just for a moment, makes you more likely to crash your vehicle or make a catastrophic mistake behind the wheel. It’s just not worth it.

You’re risking the lives of others

Even if you’re not wholly bothered about your own safety, you should take a moment to consider the other lives you’re putting in danger. From pedestrians on the street to the people in other cars, cyclists, motorbike riders and the passengers in your own vehicle.

 

It’s illegal!

Depending on the state that you’re in, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law if you’re caught using your phone behind the wheel. If you’re caught by the authorities then you can expect a fine, if you cause an accident then jail time is likely.

Your reaction time is slower

Studies have shown that when you’re using your phone behind the wheel, your reaction time is significantly reduced. Making a crash all the more likely.

All you have to do is pull over

If you can’t possibly go any further without checking that notification then all you need to do is pull over. You don’t need to use your phone behind the wheel!

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Reasons to seek a lawyer

All of us like to believe that we know the answers. No matter what life throws at us, each of us operates on the solid belief that a mixture of our past experiences combined with what we know from watching our friends and loved ones get by each day (including what we’ve read about) will somehow provide a way out – no matter the maze, we’re ready for it. And that’s no bad thing. Independence means never having to wait for help. What’s not to love about independence.

Certain problems, however, are insurmountable without a little guidance. If you’ve found yourself in a  tricky legal situation, then speak to a lawyer – don’t act until you have done so. Why? Because people who are more prepared than you are trying to prove you wrong. The other side has done its homework – can you really risk turning up to a swimming lesson wearing a vest made of bricks? Best to come prepared, and that means following legal processes with someone who has experience in cases like yours.

 

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Driving offences

Do you know the answers to questions such as how much does a DUI attorney cost? Or who is liable in a multiple car pileup – is it the original driver to crash, or is it all other drivers in the pile up for not braking in time? Things can get hairy. Always speak to your lawyer regarding driving
offences.

Updating your will is a bigger grey area than you may think

There’s no great way to say this so I’m just going to get it out there – writing a will is only half the battle. If your estate comprises significant funds, properties, businesses, automobiles, jewellery, or even intellectual property or patents, don’t trick yourself into believing that your will is enough
to fend off the wolves upon your demise. Your wishes may not be upheld where a legal case can be made to the contrary. Do your legal research before it’s too late.

Divorce

As soon as divorce is mentioned, all bets are off. Don’t make the mistake of believing the other side will proceed with humility and respect. What begins with a concern over possessions, such as the ownership of a car or a dinner set or even the contents of a toolbox will spiral into a list of
demands that, if you’re not careful, will be backed up by emails, text messages, receipts and a whole host of other means of convincing the courts. Act early. Protect your interests.

3 tricks to boost self-confidence

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Self-confidence is something many of us will have to work on at some point in our lives. Depending on our life experiences, developing our self-confidence may have been easy or quite hard. It is so easy to lose self-confidence and develop low self-esteem. However, once you learn these three tricks to boosting self-confidence, you will never find yourself lacking in this department again. I was born very confident. I was outspoken and vibrant as a child, but I quickly learned that being outspoken and confident was not common in my environment. So I went into my shell and it took me decades to come out of it. I am still a work-in-progress — there’s always room for improvement in everything, but I am no longer where I used to be.

 

 

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3 tricks to boost self-confidence

There are so many ways you can increase self-confidence. Some of my tips work better than others, so it’s up to you to see which will work and then implement them in your daily life. Here are some tricks that have helped me boost my self-confidence. They may help you too!

 

If you don’t like something, change it!

I strongly believe we have the liberty to change what we don’t like about ourselves physically. If you can’t change it or don’t want to for whatever reason, then we should happily embrace it without letting it hurt our self-confidence. One thing I didn’t like about myself was the hair that started growing on my chin years ago. It felt odd to have hair there, and waxing and other hair removal techniques didn’t work well for me. So I decided to have laser hair removal done on my chin. It worked great and helped improve my self-confidence massively.

Another non-surgical cosmetic treatment I have done is fat freezing. I have had the treatment done twice and I was really impressed with the results. Many reputable clinics in the UK offer these types of non-surgical weight-loss treatments for those who want it. There’s really no reason to live with something that you don’t like about yourself if you can easily change it with a simple procedure. The great thing about modern technology and non-surgical procedures is there is little to no downtime like with surgery. 

 

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Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Playing safe is a comfort zone for many of us by default. Big dreams are scary and chasing the big dreams are even scarier. So many of us play small out of fear. We don’t bother chasing our dreams, but instead are content with whatever life throws at us. This was once me until I got tired of playing small and decided to chase my dreams. Setting up this blog was once a dream, and now it is over seven years old! Going full-time with my blog was also a dream, and now I have been blogging and doing online gigs for about five years. Going back to University to study Psychology was once a dream, and now I am rounding up my first year. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Care for yourself.

It is so easy to lose ourselves while caring for others. When life gets really busy we tend to neglect ourselves, and this can affect our state of mind. To boost your self-confidence, care for yourself a lot more. Here are some ideas for you — dress nicely, have your nails done, wear some perfume, put on some makeup, have a massage, sleep well, eat and drink healthfully, read a book, relax some more, the list goes on and on. If you want to feel a lot more confident, you should do things that would make you feel good about yourself.

We usually compare ourselves to others in a negative way. What we need to know is that we are the only version of ourselves, and our version compares to no other. Stop comparing because there’s nothing to compare, and you are a star!

 

 

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