Is an upcoming driving test causing you stress, worry and sleepless nights?
Do you feel like however confident you are during lessons, nerves will get the better of you on test day?
No one likes tests and exams, but the driving test seems to create the most anxiety for many people.
It's not about conscious confidence
Despite the fact that you know you can drive, somehow it's impossible to feel confident about taking the actual driving test.
And of course, the more nervous you are, the more likely you are to actually make mistakes - so it's a Catch-22 situation.
Part of this fear comes from knowing that you have to concentrate. But it's difficult to be calm and focused when you're a bag of nerves.
If you are feeling very anxious about your test, it may be that your unconscious mind has become conditioned to respond that way through repeated imagining of things going wrong.