Meditation – rewire your brain for happiness
Meditation is often touted as an important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm. It turns out it’s also useful for improving your happiness.
In a study by Massachusetts General Hospital, the brain scans of 16 people before and after they took part in an 8 week course in mindfulness meditation. The study published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants brains associate with stress shrank.
Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live. I believe that this graphic explains it the best:
Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating, we experience feelings of calm and contentment, as well as heightened awareness and empathy. Research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness. Another wonderful side effect of meditation is the ability to handle daily stresses more easily, and enjoy deeper more restorative sleep.