As a student, anything that can help you make your study sessions more productive is like a goldmine. There are many tried and tested methods, but not all are effective. If you’ve been trying to excel in your studies unsuccessfully, you might want to try meditation.
For a long time, meditation has been known to lead to calmness and peace of mind. It also provides the brain with exercise that keeps it young and prevents mental decline. Further scientific research has shown that it is also instrumental in improving focus, attention, and memory. All these are benefits that are useful to any student.
Meditation is a quick way to lessen anxiety and get yourself in the mood for learning. These are some of the ways in which meditation can help you study.
It helps balance out the brain
The brain is made up two hemispheres, the left and the right. The left side is logical while the right is creative and intuitive. Most people utilize just one of these parts, and that is why they are either good in mathematics and science or creative subjects. Meditation helps bring the two halves into harmony, making them work together. With both halves active, all your brain function gets better and sharper. You’ll have increased creativity, a greater ability to solve problems, think critically and concentrate fully in all aspects of your studies.
Meditation increases brain size
The brain is considered a muscle that needs exercise just like the body’s muscles. Meditation is thought of as the ultimate brain exercise because it increases the thickness of the neural gray matter. This results in a bigger, smarter, and faster brain which means increased intelligence at all levels. A rise in your IQ will definitely come in handy for class.
Improves long and short term memory
During meditation, there’s increased activity in two areas of the brain that are highly active in memory storage and recall: the hippocampus and the frontal lobe. Exercising this part of your brain therefore means memorization gets easier. You can internalize a lot of information during your studying and recall it later during tests.
Increases your focus
In various studies across many disciplines, meditation has been proven to help participants pay attention. Through meditation, your brain can fully focus on one thing for a long time without you getting bored. This is especially useful for class.
Meditation helps put your brain in the best mood for learning
The brain has different brain waves which are meant for different roles. Meditation boosts alpha brain waves, which put the brain in a predominant state for learning, studying, memorizing, and recollecting a lot of information. The effect on you as a student is that you will feel calm, alert, and motivated to study. As such, putting in a few minutes of meditation is a good thing if you want to get the most out of your study session.
Making meditation part of your daily routine will definitely pay off when the exams come around. The good thing is that you do not need a lot of things to meditate, and it’s not complicated. Simply find a serene place, get comfortable, and get to it. Other than helping in your studies, it will also help in all other aspects of your life.