I found this great article about the benefits of meditation. If you have time you should read the full article. I found the following information below to be the main points of the article:
Meditation can be good for the mind and soul, experts say, and it is becoming a more common way to treat health conditions. While it is not fully understood what changes in the body during meditation, the practice has been shown in various studies to relieve stress and improve the physical side effects of anxiety.
Daily meditation helps to increase people’s attention span.
Meditation trains the brain to be more present-focused and therefore to spend less time anticipating future negative events.
The brain takes in information and the mind makes sense of it all. If people are able to stop worries and judgments, the mind is quieted, and the brain can get back to work.