Experiment on Buzzfeed: People try Transcendental Meditation for 60 days
September 22, 2015
Last month Buzzfeed published the results of neat little “human experiment”: What happens when four people practice Transcendental Meditation for 60 Days. Here’s a summary of the before and after effects:
Before: “I’m not a real focused person. When I was younger it was even worse: I could not even get through a magazine article without losing my concentration.”
After: “My mid-afternoon stress headaches went away. When I meditate I am much more in the NOW. My anxiety has diminished and my ability to focus on the task at hand is increased.”
Before: “I’ve recently became way more attached to my phone. The time I used to just spend just with myself and my thoughts, I’m now like: ‘Oh, I have some phone time now’. I think it will cut out my phone time, which is great.”
After: “I’m a little-bit more like …chipper! I think I used to fill time with like trash content –Instragram, twitter or just constantly stimulating myself with filler.”
Before: “I have a big anxiety issue. I basically hope meditation will help me boost my self confidence.”
After: “I’ve been pretty good. I’ve been reeeaaallly good!”
Before: “I have a resting nice-face but a lot of time behind it is just panic. My expectation is to be calmer and for my mind to race less.”
After: “Probably some of the best weeks of my life. I feel much less anxious and more like myself, I’m not faking being relaxed, I actually am relaxed.
It kind of puts a distance between me finding something out and me freaking out. There’s like another option besides ‘oh freak out and be stressed’”
Could also use some of those changes in your life? What else could Transcendental Meditation do for you? Find out why YOU should meditate.
Watch the entire segment: