8. Relieve stress
Stress is something we could all use less of. Luckily, that’s achievable with brief mindfulness meditation practice, according to research from Carnegie Mellon University.
In the three-day experiment, 33 healthy men and women aged 18-30 years old took part in mindful meditation for 25 minutes a day; they were given breathing exercises to help them stay present and focused. Another 33 participants completed a three-day cognitive training program where they were asked to critically analyze poetry in order to enhance their problem-solving skills.