Increases Multi-Tasking Abilities

meditation-image-60New research from the University of Washington suggests that meditation training could help in multi-tasking, as well as lower stress levels. Participants who received intensive meditation training before performing a technologically intense test that required high levels of multitasking reported lower levels of stress than those who received no meditation training. Not only were lower stress levels reported, but participants who were trained beforehand also switched between tasks less often and completed the test in the same amount of time as others. Researchers see these new findings as promising, suggesting that meditation may actually help those in high-intensity environments – a benefit that previous research has been unable to prove.