Unless you’ve been living on a desert island, you’ve heard that meditation can help reduce stress. And if a friend or family member hasn’t told you, “You really should try meditating,” you’ve certainly had headlines scream it at you.
Mindfulness may make you calmer and help you better manage stress, for sure. But focusing solely on that benefit is like saying Hamilton is only about a founding father. There’s way more to talk about!
“Meditation has a host of benefits, and there is no such thing as a negative side effect of meditation,” says Myk Likhov, CEO and founder of Modern ŌM.
Check out these seven ways meditation can improve your life—beyond stress relief—and you might start wishing you could get to that desert island so you can practice 100% distraction-free.