Meditation works better for women than men
Mindfulness is the energy that helps recognise happiness already present in our lives. According to study, conducted by the researchers at Brown University, the practice however, does not boost the mood of men because unlike women they are not wired to spend time reflecting on things.
The team assessed a group of 41 male and 36 female students over a period of 12 weeks and during this time they underwent a course in mindfulness.
It was found that whilst the women experienced a significant change in mental state, the changes for men were minimal. We must always be mindful if we want to achieve true happiness, or so some people would have us believe. In contrast, men tend to cast aside and ignore their concerns and worries.
But because they do this, they are more likely to be focussing on the present moment already so they have less to gain from practising mindfulness.
“That was the surprising part,” said Dr Willoughby Britton from Brown University. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a widespread phenomenon that researchers hadn’t bothered to investigate,” Britton added.
The findings come despite previous research that claims mindfulness can have many benefits, as well as claims from many men that being mindful has helped them manage health problems and lead happier lives.
MINDFULNESS DOESN’T BOOST THE MOOD OF MEN BECAUSE THEY AREN’T WIRED TO SPEND TIME REFLECTING ON THINGS LIKE WOMEN