It may be better to begin your first manual driving experience in an empty parking lot. This is because some people often call the police if they see suspicious driving. Also, you will experience pressure to get going from other drivers behind you - honking their horns. By starting in the parking lot your anxiety will be less - allowing you to focus on the operation of the vehicle only.
Once you are in a safe place and your seat is properly adjusted so that your hips do not roll or twist when you depress the clutch pedal completely, then it is time to begin driving your manual shift. You should have familiarized yourself completely with the gear positions by now. You must definitely know what the gauge on the left in the instrument panel does. It is called a tachometer, and as such displays the vehicle engine speed. This will be extremely important when shifting gears up and down.
Practice playing with the gas pedal until you can keep the tachometer needle between 2000 and 3000 RPM. It will be here that you will be changing gears up shortly. Be sure that the transmission - gear selector - is in the neutral position. Remember, in order to start the vehicle, the clutch pedal must be completely pressed to the floor. (when you are in traffic, you will tend to hurry while restarting the engine and mess this part up).
With the engine running and your right hand on the shifter, gently place you left foot over the clutch pedal. You should feel a light resistance. Place your right foot on the brake pedal as you would when driving an automatic. Now depressed the clutch pedal completely while your right foot remains on the brake.
Gently place the shifter into first gear while keeping the clutch pedal floored. Now begin to release the clutch pedal up until it reaches about halfway up. (It is best to do this by keeping your heel on the floor and working the pedal with the upper part of your foot). You should begin to feel the transmission engages (the engine pulls). Remove your right foot from the brake pedal while maintaining the clutch pedal in the same position. Place the right foot over the accelerator and squeeze until the tachometer moves to about 2000 RPM. Now bring the clutch pedal up slowly - the vehicle will begin to creep forward. Release the clutch pedal after a count of five. Accelerate slowly and repeat said procedure when changing to second gear.