Prolonged stress affects our ability to think, learn and remember.  This is particularly problematic when exams are a) stress inducing b) need you to think and c) when you have to remember (a lot!)  When we are stressed our brains produce more of the hormone cortisol which can make us feel even worse.  What we want to produce is the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine.

We can overcome the cortisol by building an exam stress busting toolkit.  There are a number of ways in which we can do this:

Download the Headspace app for iOS or Android (or access it via YouTube) and complete the free ‘Take 10’ (as many times as you like)