Meditation helps. There are an array of benefits that come when you take the time to include this practice into your everyday routine.
Most common are
But most importantly, meditation helps us become connected to ourselves and to our environment in ways we may never have. Cultivating a simple practice of sitting and noticing can give insight to deeper emotions we are not able to access while navigating our day, through the constant barrage of stimulus and distractions.
Meditation is much more than clearing the mind of thoughts, and often times that is where people lose sight of the real power that It offers. A mindfulness practice asks each of us to observe our thoughts and emotions, to bring awareness to our body and the present moment, as well as being a witness to the surrounding environment without judgement. It is a practice of Being, letting go of doing and allowing the time to create a space of acceptance to the now moment. You will notice your ability to manage thoughts in more constructive ways start to increase, and will have more control over your response to unpleasant situations.