Writer: Mariam Bileta

We all have times in which we’re stressed or anxious. Every person has a different reason, be it the huge amount of work or assignments that need to be done, or all the irritating people in our lives.  Some people are even stressed for no  specific reason. People calm themselves down using different ways such as songs, food, showers, or calling a friend. But actually, meditation is the best way to relax so far. Meditation is a technique in which you give your full attention to a thought or an object. It reduces anxiety, depression, and pain. It also increases tranquil thoughts.All you need is patience and a comfortable place. There are lots of ways to meditate, but the following way is the most common: All you have to do is sit in a comfortable place and keep your attention on inhaling and exhaling for a few minutes. Try to stay concentrated , and  refocus on your breath whenever your mind wanders.Meditation helps in understanding thoughts and feelings without judging them or giving them much negative thought. Like working on a muscle, meditation needs practicing. Some studies show that people who meditate have lower levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with physical and emotional stress. It also improves the quality of sleep. Some forms of meditation create a more positive outlook on life. Meditation also decreases the probability of memory loss, decreases blood pressure, and helps in preventing heart disease.Sometimes, something as simple as meditation is all we need to make better choices.