Do you ever feel like you have a million thoughts zipping around in your brain? Or maybe it’s just a few thoughts you keep obsessing over? Either way, there’s a simple trick to get your brain to calm down. It’s called meditation. Meditation helps clear your mind of unwanted thoughts. Often people do it by focusing on their breathing or repeating a word in their mind. However you do it, meditation is a great way to reduce stress and give your brain a break. In fact, studies have found that meditation greatly improves symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can boost your performance at school and even help you sleep better at night. Keep reading to learn more about the positive effects meditation can have on your body, brain, and mood.