How to beat test anxiety and ace your driving exam
You’re about to get your driver’s license, and you want to make sure you do it right the first time.
We’ve all been there before – the butterflies in your stomach, the sweaty palms, the racing heart. Test anxiety is a very real phenomenon, and it can be incredibly debilitating. If you’re about to take your driving exam, then you know how important it is to overcome any nerves and perform to the best of your ability.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to beat test anxiety and ace your driving exam. In this blog post, we’ll share some of our top tips for conquering those nerves so that you can confidently get behind the wheel. Ready to learn more? Read on!
1. Start studying, reviewing and practicing way before the test date.
Do not leave learning how to drive till the very last minute. You as a new driver will have to practice driving as much as possible before the road test date. Some individuals learn quicker than others ICBC recommends 60 hours of driving before booking the road test.
Make sure to review the Tuning up for Driving book from ICBC. This book will help you navigate the road test and provide you with the essential knowledge on what to expect and do while driving on the road.
2. Get plenty of rest the night before
Having a good night rest the night before the exam will make a world of a difference for your alertness. Make sure to go to bed early. If you are excited or anxious, going to bed early will give your body and mind time to settle before falling asleep.
3. Eat a healthy breakfast on exam day
Breakfast is an important meal as it is the first meal the body takes in after fasting through the night while sleeping. Ensure to have some food, something light that will keep your mind alert.
4. Arrive at the ICBC testing center early
Arriving early ensures that you have parked the car in the designated parking stall for the road test and gives you time to do a final review before the road test. Make sure that your vehicle is road test worthy by reviewing the checklist on the back of the Tuning Up for Drivers book from ICBC. Bring 2 pieces of ID, money to pay for the road test and insurance papers for the vehicle you will be using.
5. Take a few deep breaths and relax before starting the driving exam
As the driver examiner approaches the vehicle, take a few deep breaths. When you are feeling anxious about taking a test, take a few minutes to breathe deeply. This simple technique can help calm your nerves and relax your body.
6. Listen carefully to what the examiner is asking of you
The driver examiner will not ask you to do anything illegal or try to trick you. Make sure to listen carefully to what they ask of you to do. Ask them to repeat or repeat back to them their instruction to ensure that you heard them correctly.
7. See, think, do
Finally observe the road and the traffic, think what the examiner has asked you to do and do what the examiner has asked of you.
All of these tips are tried and true, so if you want to ace your driving exam, be sure to follow them.
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