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Research has shown that meditation increases your ability to cope with demands and pressure, aka stress:

  1. It improves your ability to regulate your emotions;
  2. It improves your ability to introspect;
  3. It decreases anxiety;
  4. It decreases depression;
  5. It increases volume in areas of the brain related to emotion regulation, positive emotions & self-control.

For the scientists among us, links to specific research papers can be found here, here, here, here, here  and here.