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    Getting Over A Failed Driving Test

    Getting Over A Failed Driving Test

    Failing at any kind of test can be discouraging. It can make you want to forget you ever tried and do something new.

    It can even make you angry at yourself and start thinking you’re not good enough.

    Getting over the fact that you’ve failed your driving test isn’t easy to do. However, statistically, you’re far more likely to pass your test on the second try. Take a look at some tips for getting over a failure.

    Get Back Behind The Wheel

    One of the hardest things to do after failing a driving test is to get back behind the wheel. The last thing you may feel like doing is driving. It’s vital that you do it sooner rather than later. Waiting to get back behind the wheel can add to your fear and anxiety. Start by just sitting in the driving seat and work up to driving down the street or around the block.

    Practice With Someone Calm

    It can help to practice with someone who is good at remaining calm. Someone who is prone to panicking could make you panic too. When you do something wrong, you need to be clear and patiently told how to correct your mistake.

    It will also allow you to practice in your own time, rather than being told what to do and when to do it. Ask a parent or a friend with a driving license to accompany you on your journeys. The more you practice, the better you’ll get.

    Find an Instructor

    Sometimes failure is down to your nerves on the day of your test. Fear of the unknown can take over the confidence you have in your knowledge. The more you spend time with an instructor, the more you can get used to being in a test situation. Doing a mock driving test with your instructor can help you understand what is expected of you. The more comfortable you feel during the test, the more likely you are to be able to show the skills you’ve learned.

    Believe in Yourself

    Do you believe you can pass your test? When you’ve done all you can do to learn how to drive, all that’s missing is belief in yourself. If you’re telling yourself you’re not capable, you’re more likely to fail. As you approach your driving test, try some daily affirmations to improve your confidence levels. Tell yourself out loud that you’re ready. Say, ‘I am going to pass my driving test’ and believe it.

    Talk About It

    It’s okay to admit that you’re scared of failing again. Talk about how you’re feeling about retaking your test with people you trust. Voicing your concerns presents a good opportunity for family and friends to calm your nerves.

    Recognizing your feelings allows you to address them so they don’t get in your way when you have to do something that might make you feel uncomfortable.  If this article has helped you, take a look at some of the others.

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