Gold-standard studies show that there is less mind wandering and distractibility among those who practice regular mindfulness routines.

These people showed better concentration, even when multi-tasking. Benefits of mindfulness include:  

1) Stronger focus

2) Staying calmer under stress

3) Better memory

While you may be skeptical about mindfulness, there are payoffs from a meditation habit. Research does show that more hours of meditation provide better results on the fronts described above. Think of mindfulness as a way to enhance mental fitness, just as workouts at the gym build physical fitness.


Inspired by: Harvard Business Review - Here’s What Mindfulness Is (and Isn’t) Good For, by Daniel Goleman