Did you know that meditation can be used to curb, minimize or eliminate anxiety and stress? In today’s fast-paced environment, it’s easy to get caught up in taking care of everything but ourselves. In a survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health , about 2500 adults were surveyed. Of the 2500 adults, "49% reported experiencing at least one major stress trigger in the previous 12 months" (2014). Research suggests that prolonged stress can be damaging to your health. To combat and or curb anxiety and manage stress levels, some turn to meditation.
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Here are 9 surprising benefits to meditation:
Increases your attention span
Improves functionality of the brain
Helps you feel more connected & grounded
Provides you with an appreciation for life
Helps treat depression
Regulates emotions causing one to be less impulsive with their thoughts which often leads to self-destructive behaviors.
Mediation is a holistic approach to reducing stress without having to turn to medication. Don't "knock it" until you try it! It may very well help you with your daily life.