For those of you who have been reading the blog for a good few years, you would know all about my struggle to pass my driving test. I have been taking driving lessons for almost 10 years on and off. I took my first driving test while I was pregnant with the kiddies and I failed that and just didn’t bother for about 5 years. Although, I took my driving theory test and passed it first time, I still had to to take it again last year because the last one had expired.
The Current Situation
I have recently started taking driving lessons again and I am currently enjoying them. I sacked the driving instructor I started with last year after 2 sessions. He was a screamer and he made me even more nervous so I got rid of him quickly. The new driving instructor I am using is a lot better. He is more patient and more thorough. I am learning many new driving skills at every lesson and I am happy with the way the lessons are currently going. The only issue I am still dealing with is my driving nerves.
Looking back, I have always been a nervous driver, and I became a lot worse after the accident we had a few years ago. I need to calm my driving nerves if I intend to pass my driving test. Being so nervous behind the wheel is not helping me at all, so I have starting looking at ways to help me deal with the nerves. Meditating and having some quiet time before I drive does help. Writing about it should help as well. I am hoping it does anyway, which is why you are reading this post.
Someone advised me to try some calming herbal medicine. I will be trying it in the next few days and will report back if it works. Driving my own car also outside of the lessons also help. I am usually a bit more relaxed when driving in my car with M.
Tried and Tested Tips?
I have booked my driving test and I need to get it over and done with it, so no room for nerves here. I am eager to read about your experience when learning to drive. Were you a nervous driver? How did you deal with it? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.
Thank you for the great post! I’m just learning to drive, and it’s absolutely terrifying! I’ll make sure that I try the meditation too – it should help a lot!
Yes it should help. It can be very scary.
It’s a big moment in life, the driving test. Best of luck
I never did manage to pass my driving test but I wish you good luck with yours.
Best of luck for your driving test!
I am going to start driving lessons this year and have panic attacks at just the thought of it. I failed 3 times when i was 18 and gave up, i really wish now i had stuck at it though!
Just get on with the lessons and see how it goes. I wish I did finished my earlier too!
I have been driving so long that I have forgotten now but my 18 year is learning and lost his nerve thanks to an impatient driver
Oh wow! Some drivers are really bad on the road.
Learning to drive can be stressful. I passed when I was 18, so it’s just natural now xx
Oh nice 😊
I have been having lessons on and off for years too, I really want to pass this year but I am such a worrier the tests put me off x
Just carry on with the lessons and give the test your best shot! That is what I plan to do. Good luck to us xx
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