Scan the horizon.
Think about what might appear around the next bend in the road.
Plan ahead for the effect it might have and how to deal with that.
Quieten down the passenger in the back seat when he gets too noisy and threatens to break your concentration.
Focus on the task at hand (and not trying to put your makeup on or send a text at the same time).
Change route to avoid unexpected roadblocks when they appear.
Expect the unexpected.
Take regular breaks to rest and regroup.
Accept - and drive according to - the conditions of the road as they are, and not as we would like them to be.