I have been driving since I was 15 and love to drive until 17 months ago and now I need to get back on the road again. I know it is just a phobia I developed but I am a work in progress.
Do not fret about yesterday but instead try a few of these tricks:
Positive affirmations - Hand write, in script, some positive affirmation about your ability to drive calm, comfortable and relaxed. For example "I'm calm, comfortable and relaxed while driving and enjoying listening to music. Read them right before you go to bed and right after you wake up. Say them out loud and imagine yourself driving while feeling calm and relaxed. Don't underestimate the power of this simple exercise.
Fear of driving usually starts out as anticipatory anxiety. "Oh no, I need to drive tomorrow out to the west side. I just know this is going to cause me a lot of anxiety. I'm already feeling it!" Instead, try saying something like "Yeah, if I feel anxious I know I can handle it."
It is necessary to realize is that even though anxiety does not feel good, it will not harm you.
and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."