“A number of studies have shown that mindfulness can improve cognitive abilities, including certain verbal abilities. However, little research has examined how mindfulness can affect verbal learning and memory. Furthermore, no research has examined the mechanism by which mindfulness may improve learning and memory,” said study author Adam Lueke, an assistant teaching professor at Ball State University.

Source: Just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve verbal learning and memory processes, study finds

Being still with your thoughts is a tough skill to learn. Next time your in a boring situation, like a doctor’s waiting room, look around and see how many people are thinking vs playing on their phone.