The Benefits of Mindfulness

Some of the documented benefits of mindfulness include:
  • Better focus and concentration
  • Increased working memory, planning and organization
  • Increased self esteem and self-awareness
  • Increased emotional regulation and impulse control
  • Improved social skills and development of natural conflict resolution skills
  • Increased empathy
  • Increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self acceptance.
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Decreased test anxiety
  • Decreased negative affect/ emotions, including anxiety and depression


In addition, some studies suggest that mindfulness may also be effective at relieving:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Binge eating
  • Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance abuse


My mindfulness practices have had a profound impact on my life. I hope that Zen Under Ten will help you find your path to the many benefits of mindfulness.