So I started driving lessons in September and for someone with anxiety that is a big deal, hence why I’m writing a post all about it!
My first lesson actually went so well considering I was terrified and I was calm and everything I did went extremely well. I went on pretty main roads also which I thought was impressive for literally my first lesson. On my second lesson I did loads of roundabouts and getting used to other cars, again it went so well! Minus the end when I nearly knocked the wind mirror off haha! The next ones until now have gone well. I am becoming more confident! I think with driving you need to understand that you are learning, it is a totally new experience which is incredibly scary for a lot of people!
Also I find if I get worked up about my lesson then it goes so badly so normally before my lesson I really destress and keep myself calm, this really is shows in my lessons.
I started Theory Test practice quite early on after starting lessons as I wanted to be prepared. However I have had my first theory test and unfortunately failed as I was so worked up about it, should’ve listened to my own advice about being calm!
- Stay calm, even if you are scared you have your instructor there and they are there to help.
- Practice before, I did this with my mum and had been for months before actually starting lessons and it was super handy as I already knew the basics so could get straight into learning hence why on my first lesson I went on main roads!
- Drink water before, not too much but it’s good to keep hydrated. Also the same with food, make sure you have eaten and have energy.
- Buy a theory test app, there’s one for about £4 and it’s really helping me to practice and study for it.
I hope this helped in some way especially if you are anxious about lessons. Please drop me a comment if you have any questions or found this helpful!
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