5. Lengthens attention span

Focused-attention meditation is similar to weight-lifting for your attention span. It improves the strength and endurance of your attention. People who listened to a meditation tape had better attention and accuracy when performing a task, according to one research (22Trusted Source).

In a similar study, individuals who practiced meditation on a daily basis fared better on a visual test and had a greater attention span than those without any prior meditation experience (23Trusted Source).

Furthermore, meditation may help to reverse existing patterns in the brain that contribute to mind-wandering, anxiety, and poor attention (24Trusted Source). Meditation can even help you lose weight. After eight weeks of meditation, researchers found that participants’ attention and memory improved (25Trusted Source).