- Improves the ability to pay attention and stay focused.
- Decreases stress.
- Improves memory retention.
- Increases self compassion.
- Improves impulse control.
Mindfulness can make you a better student
Mindfulness is a new buzzword taking workplaces by storm. But just as it has been found to have a positive impact on business people and workers, it can also impact you and your studies for the better. Do you ever feel like your head is filled with constant noise, that you’re thinking about the past and your mind gets stuck in unproductive ruts? For students, the ability to quiet your mind can help you feel less stressed and learn more easily. The key to this kind of quiet thinking? Mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness entails paying close attention to the present moment and observing your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations without judging them. During this time of quiet observation, you can begin to recognise the patterns of your thoughts and emotions. You’ll eventually learn to quiet them by focusing on the present. Learning to recognise your thoughts and emotions, and how to separate them from facts will teach you how to calm yourself in stressful situations. What are the benefits of mindfulness? Studies show that regular mindfulness practice has these benefits which are especially beneficial for students: