Meditation gives us the tools we need meet change and unpleasant feelings with confidence — a skill we could all use.
When you meditate, you:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Meditation loosens neural pathway between the brain’s fear center and “me center”. It also reduces the production of stress hormones — resulting in more positive responses and healthier brain function. There are even studies that show meditation has benefits even years after initial practice.
Increase your focus
Our minds are lost in thought 47% of the time, according to researchers at Harvard University. Meditation is your way of practicing focus. In fact, many studies show that just a few weeks of meditation can increase your attention span and focus exponentially.
Improve your sleep
Many studies have shown how meditation can improve sleep. It helps you calm down, stay relaxed, and clear your mind.
Grow your sense of well-being
When you meditate, you rewire your brain and boost serotonin — making you healthier and happier.
Meditation is shown to increase your sense of empathy. It also makes you feel more connected to the world around you. As a result, it can strengthen your relationships and friendships.
Meditation can help you change the relationship you have with our thoughts, ultimately building self-esteem and increasing your confidence.
According to the Harvard Business Review, just 10-12 minutes of meditation can boost your creativity.
Improve behavior and school performance
Studies have confirmed the cognitive and emotional benefits of meditation for schoolchildren. In fact, one school district in San Francisco saw suspensions decrease and GPAs and attendance increase after implementing meditation twice daily in their high-risk schools.