There are a plethora of health benefits associated with maintaining some sort of daily mindfulness practice. Within that spectrum, meditation has been attributed with being able to assist everything from stress relief to weight loss. But even with those benefits making the time and room within your life to practice can present as difficult.
What if we told you 10 minutes of meditation can improve your mental acuity? What if those 10 minutes you can't seem to find now are the key to your mental health. A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, found that just one 10-minute meditation session improved cognitive function and performance.
In the study, college students were asked to either listen to a 10-minute guided meditation or a control recording before taking a test. Students who had listened to the meditation performed significantly better than the control students. Interestingly, none of the students had meditated before the study, suggesting even a newbie can reap the benefits. Meaning: Just one session of mindfulness meditation can instantly boost your brain power, no experience necessary.
All you need is 10 minutes for a better mental you.