Importance of meditation amongst students

Being a student means putting long hours into our studies in order to reach our ultimate goals. It can be hard to create a balance between education, having a social life, quality time for ourselves and physical and mental health. 

It can be overwhelming when we try to cram all these elements into our lives. We can see that some may not have the outcome we want when we do this. It’s only a matter of time until we burn out, creating a lack of drive to do well when we overload ourselves with tasks. 

A lot of times we miss out on activities or social interactions because of the demands that come with school. We may decide we don’t have the time to go back home and visit with family and friends or get the physical activity we need. 

This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety that can be hard to overcome. 

I believe students could benefit from meditation. I think when a lot of people hear about meditation, they think it seems strange or an amusing idea to imagine, but don’t allow themselves to dig deeper and understand what really goes into meditating. 

We put so much pressure on ourselves to try to excel in all aspects of life that we suffer mentally. Consequences of such stress can include insomnia, depression, high blood pressure, low physical health, fatigue and memory loss. 

You can reduce all of these and promote much healthier components in your life by meditating.  It enhances self-awareness and discipline. Some other major benefits include broadening attention span, having better understanding and kindness, pain management and can even help with addictions. 

 You could be living your best life by giving yourself the time to relax and free your mind of stress and worry. There is no set place or time that one can meditate and it can take less than ten minutes. Different forms of meditation exist, which allows individuals to figure out what works best for them.

 Mental health is just as important as any other part of life, if not more. 

We need to take care of ourselves and continue the discussion in order to help each other. We push ourselves to our individual limits to achieve our goals and please others, and a lot of times, fail to take our own mental health into account. 

Through my own experiences, I can say that meditation has helped me every time and has opened my mind to the importance of taking care of your mental health. I believe anyone can benefit by looking into it further and understanding steps we can take to improve our lives in every way.