Unless you have nerves of steel, the chances are that the day of your driving test will be a fairly nerve-racking one! All of your hard work is on the line on this big day and therefore trying to pretend it is just another day can often be a pointless act because let’s be honest, it’s not!
Nerves don’t have to be a bad thing though as they can really help with your focus and by following the tips below, we believe that you will be able to channel that nervous energy into the producing the drive of your life.
1. Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Take a Grip
From the very first waking moment of your day, do everything that you can to make sure that there are no negative thoughts allowed to make a home in your mind.
No matter how nervous you feel, always remember the following – if you didn’t have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to stand a great chance to pass your test, you simply would not be sitting it!
We believe in you and would not have recommended entering yourself for the test if we did not believe that you were 100% ready for it.
2. Don’t Skip Breakfast
The onset of a bad case of nerves is unlikely to do wonders for your appetite but as the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
By choosing the right foods, such as whole grains, eggs, nuts, or fruit, washed down with coffee or water, you will be giving your brain the fuel that it needs to work at its best throughout the coming day..
3. Choose Your Attire Carefully
Dressing for comfort is some of the best advice that we can give anyone sitting their test.
Examiners have absolutely no interest whatsoever if you are wearing (assuming it looks safe to drive in of course) and therefore comfort should certainly be the order of the day.
Loose, comfortable clothing is typically the way to go, as you don’t want to wear anything that will make you feel restricted.
4. Plan Ahead
With your nerves running amok, possibly the last thing that you want to do is run late on the way to your test!
By planning ahead, you should be able to take the steps necessary to ensure that you arrive nice and early to help keep your blood pressure in check.
A 1 hour lesson immediately before your test can be the perfect way to ensure that you mentally prepared along with ensuring you arrive in plenty of time.
5. Try to Relax!
Focus on relaxing by using breathing techniques such as deep, slow breaths and above all relate to tip no. 1 – don’t let negative thoughts dominate your mind.