Meditation is a group of practices that train the mind to be more focused and relaxed, as well as more compassionate and less judgmental. Mindfulness is one form of meditation that involves focusing intently on the present: what you're feeling or sensing in each moment. It can be a very effective tool in reducing stress, increasing self-awareness, and bringing an overall sense of calm to everyday life.
It's normal for people's minds to wander throughout the day. In fact, studies have shown that the average person is distracted for nearly 50 percent of the day. And unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of that time that the mind is wandering, it's actually focused on neutral or negative thoughts. Thinking about how much there is to do, or about regrets from the past can cause stress, anxiety, or even depression.
Source: Post Bulletin