Are you feeling nervous about your upcoming driving test day? Here are some tips from driving school to help you deal with stress and nerves:
- Be fully prepared: Take mock tests – lots of them. Make sure you are passing each one of them before you even consider applying for a driving test. If there’s a particular aspect of the test you are struggling with, focus on it especially. Make sure to have all the necessary document you need, the night before your test. It is also advisable to prepare what you are going to wear during your driving test the night before too.
- Know your test center: Visit your test center once before the test to familiarize yourself with the protocol of that particular center.
- Don’ tell your friends: The more you’ll tell, the more you’ll stress. Keep the test date to yourself, and surprise your friends once you have passed.
- Eat a healthy breakfast: Make sure to eat something that’ll give you enough energy for the day and allow you to concentrate on your task rather than your hunger.
- Avoid caffeine: Do not consume energy drinks or too much caffeine before your test. Caffeine can make you feel even more nervous.
- Brighten your mood: Before leaving from home, watch something that will make you laugh such as your favorite comedy show. This will put you at ease and brighten your mood.
- Arrive before the given time: Getting to the test center with plenty of time will help you avoid anxiety caused due to rush.
- Distract yourself: Read a book or a magazine while sitting in the waiting room before your test.
- Breathe: Breathing exercises are a fantastic way to calm your nerves down. Focus on your inhaling and exhaling. This will help you stop your heart from racing horses.
- Talk to the examiner: Remember that the examiner wants you to pass. Communicate with him/her to put yourself at ease but don’t let the talking distract you from the road. Feel free to ask the examiner any questions and to repeat any instruction you didn’t hear well.
- Open the window: Allow some fresh air in the car to help you stay alert.
- Slow down: People usually tend to spend when they are under a lot of pressure. Imagine yourself on a regular lesson in your driving school and focus.
If you think you are still not confident to give the test, let our instructors help you gain the kind of confidence that allows you pass the test in your first attempt. My Way Driving School enhances your driving skills and makes you a better, safer driver by providing a defensive driving course.