1. Stay Focused
Learning to sustain one’s attention through mindfulness seems to improve overall ability to focus and maintain attention during everyday tasks.
2. Manage Anxiety and Depression
3. Reduce Stress
Research suggests that mindfulness-meditation training not only reduces stress and anxiety following a stressful episode, but that practicing it can actually help mitigate stress in the moment.
4. Ease Pain
By altering the context for pain via cognitive control and emotional regulation, meditation may change the way we perceive pain (i.e., viewing it as fleeting).
5. Boost Gray Matter
By spurring the growth of gray matter in various brain regions, mindfulness may improve learning, memory, and emotional regulation, several studies over the last decade have shown.
6. Fight Alzheimer’s
7. Avoid Colds and FluShare on Facebook