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ATLANTA – Dealing with gridlock and rude drivers in metro Atlanta can stress you out, unless you follow the advice of a health and wellness expert.

Dr. Melissa Grill-Petersen took a stress-free ride with 11Alive's Commuter Dude to show him the keys to a peaceful trip.

Among her tips:

Don't let stress control you. Take the upper hand. Visualize yourself in control.

Let it out. Yell at that inconsiderate driver, but do it with a smile. Shout sweet nothings.

Tap the right side of your body. It activates the sympathetic side of your brain.

You can tap into Dr. Grill-Petersen's advice at www.thebewellinstitute.com

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