Give you more choices and more control over your behavior. It helps you slow down and notice emotions, thoughts, and urges. It increases self-awareness. It helps you choose a behavior more thoughtfully, rather than act impulsively and make situations worse.
It can increase your pleasure and sense of well-being while reducing emotional suffering.
Help you make important decisions. It can balance overly emotional or overly logical decisions.
Help focus your attention. It can help you be in control of your mind rather than letting your mind be in control of you, and therefore make you more effective and productive.
Increase compassion for self and others.
Lessen your pain, tension, and stress, and in turn can even improve your health.