Meditation is being embraced by professionals all around the world as a way to remove stress, create more mental energy, and tap into their creative centers. These are also benefits that can help the college or university student can tap into on a daily basis. It does more than help stress from a busy class schedule become manageable. Meditation can also provide these specific benefits.
#1. It helps to improve brain functioning.
After several hours of cramming for a test, you feel tired. Groggy. You probably look like you picked a fight with someone and lost. Practicing meditation before that cramming session can help you to retain more information and improve your brain functioning across the board. Practical intelligence, creative thinking, and even your ability to reason are all improved. In return, there’s the potential to achieve more academically.
#2. It improves your focus.
If you’re studying something that is incredibly boring, then you don’t have an ADHD problem. You have a focus problem. Meditation can help you to maintain your focus for longer periods of time. This is because it reduces your anxiety and stress levels by up to 50%. Boredom doesn’t come from a lack of passion. It comes from anxiety about the fact that you have no passion about a certain area and this causes stress – which is my meditation helps.
#3. It can halt destructive additions.
Many times a cramming session is accompanied by sugary snacks, energy drinks, coffee, and other stay-awake aids. While this isn’t an issue if it happens once, students often find themselves staying up late into the night to study. Then they have to go to work the next day, make it to class on time, and fulfill other responsibilities. Pretty soon caffeine turns into Adderall and then Adderall turns into cocaine to keep up with the pace. Meditation keeps the mind focused so these other stimulants aren’t needed.
#4. It provides better rest.
If you’re supporting yourself through school, then you know how important it is to get as much sleep as you can whenever you can. Meditation helps to calm down the racing thoughts a student invariably has so they can sleep instead of worry. Having this restful experience helps you make it to more classes, be emotionally stable, and ultimate set the stage so that you can choose happiness more often.
#5. It can improve your health.
Anxiety and stress are natural blood pressure boosters. One energy drink can add another 10% to your blood pressure levels. Over time, these leads to hypertension, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular conditions. It’s easy to think you’re invincible when you’re a student, but those decisions also set the stage for your later years. Healthy choices now often create future healthy choices, so choose meditation to create a lifetime of dividends.
Meditation only takes 10-15 minutes out of your day. You may be busy as a college or university student, but you can also make time to meditate. When you do, then you can achieve every dream without the same levels of stress and anxiety that may be affecting you right now.