Use your nerves to take it easy, safe decisions and control manouvers
Use breathing techniques
Try to take focus away from test
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How to deal with driving test nerves, A-Breeze Driving School
Nerves are something that we all suffer with Especially Just before a test, but unfortunately they affect some people much more than others. Below you’ll find some really helpful advice on how to make sure that your driving test nerves don’t destroy your chances of achieving a first time pass!
How to combat driving test nerves Its essential that you feel confident, you have worked hard to get to the the stage of your driving Test, so it is essential that you believe in yourself. The Driving Instructor would not suggest that you book for the test unless they thought you had the skills to achieve your goal. You need to believe it to.
Breathing can help with driving test nerves? It may sound strange but breathing exercises can be very useful to help combat driving test nerves. Simple deep breaths whilst focusing on your in and out breaths will help to relax and sooth any nerves that may be brewing.
Some foods help with driving test nerves? You may have heard instructors and learners recommending that you eat a banana before your test. They are full of vitamin B which will help to calm your test nerves. The main reason for this is that they contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into seratonin, Seratonin is thought to produce healthy sleep and a stable mood High tryptophan foods include nuts, seeds, tofu, cheese, red meat, chicken, turkey, fish, oats, beans, lentils, eggs and banana's
Can distraction help with driving test nerves? It’s recommended that you arrive at the test centre with plenty of time to spare on the day of your test. However, sitting in the waiting room before your test begins is often where most people begin to feel the real nerves kick in. Take along something to read to help distract your attention or why not try the breathing exercises to help keep you calm.
Hints and Tips to help banish those driving test nerves
Think of all the good times that you’re going to have when you pass your test
Imagine that you’re a taxi driver and you’re taking someone home and have to follow their directions.
Chill out with friends before your test to help relax
Chewing on chewing gum
Have a positive attitude – “I will try my best but if I fail then at least I've tried”
Don’t have a big meal before your test – it will make you feel sluggish and tired
Don’t tell everybody when your test is!
Eat one of the food groups recommended above
Listen to music before your test
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