Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Seven Amazing Benefits of Meditation for Students

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Brittney M. Helmrich

Students nowadays have been living a very busy life, doing their best to make the most of their everyday life. Whether it’s your studies, family, friends or your significant other, making sure that you have everything in order is not a small feat. In fact, with such a busy schedule, you might just forget about taking care of your own needs. But finding some time to ease your mind and relax is very important. If you want to give yourself a break from your very hectic student life, meditate. Here are some of its benefits.

Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases
By meditating, you give your mind and body the opportunity to revitalize itself. The practice of medication has been proven to help lower blood pressure and reduce mortality risks due to heart diseases. It’s a form of relaxation, which improves the blood flow to the heart and promotes healthier arteries.

Improve Concentration
Another good effect of meditation is that it helps heighten your focus and concentration. So if you are having difficulties focusing on your lessons or finding it hard to stay attentive for longer periods of time, then try to practice meditation. Find a quiet and comfortable spot where you can sit, be still and practice mindfulness. This practice helps clear your mind, reduce stress as well as create new cells and rewire the neuron paths in your brain.

Developing Confidence
One of the problems that some students go through nowadays is their lack of self confidence. And to some people, this can be a big deal as it can affect one’s ability to grow and maximize their true potential. By meditating, you can give yourself some time to look within you. Do an audit check from head to foot. What do you love to do? What parts of your body are you most proud of? How do you see yourself? What causes you to lose confidence? By giving yourself a break and understanding what’s really going on in your head, you can figure out what things you can be confident about and improve the way you see yourself.

Rise in IQ levels
Studies conducted by neuroscientists have proven that meditation can help improve your IQ levels by 23%. The participants of the study has shown a significant rise in their IQ levels just by doing 20-minute meditations for four straight days. By lowering their stress levels, their memory and cognitive skills has  improved significantly.

Help Reduce Stress
Meditation is one form of training your mind. There many forms of meditation, but whatever form you decide to practice, the time you spend for this mindful practice can significantly reduce your stress levels. Meditation in itself is a very relaxing form of exercise. If you do it right, you get to clear your mind and temporarily cast away all of your cares in the world. This can then give you a clearer, more focused mind. And once you are done, you can then go back to living your life, tackling problems with a clearer perspective on how you can handle things.

Reduces Depression & Anxiety
People who practice meditation get to manage their anxiety and relieve themselves of the stress, pain and depression that they may be feeling. Meditation can help improve the way your mind handles stress and anxiety. With constant mindfulness practices, you can strengthen your mind and prepare it for any possible stressful situation that might come up in the future.

Increase Efficiency of Brain Functioning
One of the goals of meditation is to help improve the way your mind functions. With so many things to think about, your brain might not always be as well prepared to cope and balance so many things all at once. But by meditating, you can help yourself focus on things that matter and stay connected with your body functions, thus helping you think and handle things better.


Since the 7th grade, Brittney M. Helmrich has been fascinated by the Cold War – her favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Butter Battle Book and she totally nerds out when anyone talks about nuclear weapons. She is a vegetarian who has an almost unhealthy obsession with shoes and makeup, a soft spot for giraffes and sting rays, and a serious addiction to Pinterest. She blogs at https://survivingcollege.com/

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