I once tried to pass my driving test the first time; however as the classic saying goes as the little old lady dived out the way like a stunt extra from an action movie, I began to have doubts. I swerved and she jumped to a grassy knoll. I encountered a lot of mistakes on my driving test, one was to drive the wrong side of a traffic bollard then drive for a mile without switching off my lights (well, as you know I am still in shock that I am on the driver’s seat). Why was my driving so horrible?
The main reason is I was too conscious to pass the driving test. I think too much. Being a teen, most of us know that we are too desperate to drive, and to be independent yet within us we still can’t. Working as an online marketer, I’ve helped a lot of businesses already, give advice to people who are in doubt about online engagement by sharing some tips I learned from my experience yet when getting along with driving lessons I am too nervous that I could not even hear suggestions of my instructor.
However, all of these fears and doubts began to disappear when I came across an excerpt that provides tips about driving:
1.) The consciousness In Passing Your Test Isn’t Just as Passing It!
There are many affirmative ideas that will rise from your friends or instructor such as “you’ve got to believe you can pass”; or “you need to win in that game”.
For me, it’s good to believe some positive thoughts – “sometimes”. However, thoughts like this won’t happen when you are playing for real, driving for real or even on examination at school. Research said that there is less thinking about positive thoughts during these situations. Thinking of any positive thoughts may just compromise and interrupt your performance and skills.
During this state, the activity may become intrinsically rewarding, which is why positive or negative thoughts may have to be meaningless and counterproductive when you are driving for real.
People asked; “please help me to pass my driving test!” I absolutely regret hearing this and disagree this kind of attitude. Maybe someone can help you relax during the driving test yet you need to focus with your performance for you to be able to pass the test.
Don’t be too eager to pass the test; that you have to pass the test. Just focus and relax during the driving test.
2.) Stay Calm!
This is one of the reasons why I failed on my first driving test because I was too nervous that time. But why should your feelings get in your way? I passed yet not good enough to relax during the real drive.
I learned that too much anxiety makes the test harder, difficult to think clearly and make decisions. Anxiety could be the reason as well why you someone hands shaking when they are doing some chores. It is good to have a bit of anxiety when going to a driving test but too much will just prevent you to focus your lane.
Take a deep breath is the best way to overcome nervousness and anxiety. Take about two minutes of breathing before taking your driving test.
3.) Use Mental Awareness
Practice makes one perfect yet practicing without using your brain will surely won’t work. You’ve practiced driving, studies road and signals and everything. But even you’ve practice just about driving, and not how you feel and your mind.
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing (take note that you just have to exhale slower than you inhale). See yourself doing everything just the correct way, and a more focused on your driving skills and comprehension. Doing this will surely give you some good driving flavours.