Tips for Stress Management

Listening to music – Research has proven that listening to music improves mood, helps regulate emotions, and helps to create happiness and relaxation. I was a Lyft driver, for a very short period of time, and one thing the company suggested was playing music for your rideshare customers. One thing you can do as a driver is ask your customer what type of music they prefer to listen to. My experience was that most of my rides were between 15 and 20 minutes in length and I would be changing my radio station every few hours. Where this wasn’t bad, I decided to stick with one station, Watercolors on Sirius XM radio which plays contemporary Jazz. This was definitely a hit. I would follow my customers lead as to whether they wanted to talk or not. Some would just get in and be on their phone texting or talking. But most would talk, and most times the conversation started with the music that was playing.

I had a customer, I believed to be in his 20’s ask me if I only listened to Jazz music. He told me that when he got in the car to start the rideshare he was angry, but after listening to the music, he totally forgot what he was angry about. Had another customer who said he loved Jazz, from modern to contemporary. Another customer asked me about the music play, and when I asked if she wanted me to change the station, she said definitely NOT, she loved it. My favorite example, was a customer who fell asleep during the ride and was snoring. When we got to his destination, I woke him and he said he was a little embarrassed but the music was so relaxing it put him to sleep. Needless to say, I got some good reviews and tips for playing music that was relaxing and put a my customers in a better state of mind.

I will be posting additional tips for stress management… stay tuned.

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