Get Behind The Wheel With These Tips For Staying Zen In The Lead-up To Your Driving Test
There are a few things that we tend to universally fear in life, including illness, job interviews and, of course, our driving tests. Sometimes inciting a fear so extreme that we never get behind the wheel in the first place, even just the idea of sitting one-on-one in the car with someone who’s marking our every move can make our palms sweat.
Luckily, you have a pretty strong incentive for facing this fear and doing it anyway considering the freedom you’ll enjoy when you can finally drive solo. That said, even this won’t always be enough to keep you calm in the lead-up, which could be a problem considering that the more worked up you get, the less likely you are to perform well on the day. However, there are steps you can take to offset those feelings and give yourself the best chance possible. Keep on reading to find out what they are.
# 1 – Practice makes perfect
The more confident you feel in your abilities, the less likely you are to feel flustered under scrutiny. Doing plenty of driving in the days before your test, and importantly brushing up on all of those maneuvers you usually avoid, can especially help you to know that you’ll be able to perform anything your instructor asks you to. At the very least, this will give a sense of confidence that makes it far less likely you’ll crumble the moment you sit next to them in the car.
# 2 – Don’t wait for too long
It might seem like a good idea to book a test that’s a while away so you don’t have to worry, but the reality is that having something like this hanging over you can make things way worse. Hence why it’s always worth booking the closest test slot possible or, if even that’s too long away, looking to companies who can help you to find earlier driving tests that cut those waiting times in half. That way, before you’ll get the thing done before you’ve even had a chance to think too much about it!
# 3 – Limit who you tell
Sharing your fear with a close confidant can help to calm you down, but it rarely pays to tell too many people about your test before it’s happened. The more people that know, the more pressure you’re going to feel on your shoulders, and the more stressed you’re ultimately going to end up. Instead, limit the sharing of this information to one or two close friends/family members. That way you’ll have far fewer people asking you about it or telling you how well they think you’ll do. Even better, it’ll be a nice surprise for everyone when you send around those must-have pictures of you with your pass certificate!
Driving tests can easily drive us into a panic. Keep your hands firmly on the wheel by using these pointers to keep you Zen, and perhaps even increase your chances of passing when the time finally comes.
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