The Importance of Meditation in Your Fast-Paced Lifestyle

meditation-1 6N0B1983 copySWISS-12When you get off the subway in New York City you better have a clear destination in mind with a route mapped out or prepare to be trampled by natives who do. Everyone is in a perpetual rush and break is not a common word in our dictionary. After all, this is the city that never sleeps. We’re too busy making dreams come true to find a moment to relax. And I must admit I am no different. With the release of my first fashion line approaching, Boutique On 57 and my raw chocolate business, there is hardly time to catch a wink of sleep. I am constantly traveling to find the latest designer clothing to bring back to you at discounted prices. But as a health educator, I am also well aware of the importance of rest and relaxation, as well as the consequences of the lack thereof. Because I refuse to give up any of my dreams, as none of us should, I have had to find a way to relieve stress in my life that allows me to regain my sanity and focus. How, you ask? One word: meditation. Meditation is a very useful tool to add to your daily routine for multiple reasons and there are multiple techniques. With a little research, you can find the best option for you. Whether it be 45 minutes of yoga, gazing at nature or a short, deep breathing exercise, you will soon find yourself wreaking benefits. Meditation has been known to help with a lot of health-related problems including depression, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and general pain. It is the most inexpensive (really, it can cost nothing) treatment for all of these issues and one faced by almost everyone, stress. It is a very simple skill in managing stress and increases self-awareness, allowing us to focus on the present and reduce negative emotions. Perhaps you need to clear your mind before bed to catch a few extra Z’s. Maybe you’ve been searching for a new perspective on a work project. Or you might just be looking to restore your inner peace on your lunch hour. No problem – the benefits of meditation are unlimited so give it a try! KASIA P.S. As always I would like to hear from you what relaxes you? How do you come down your nerves? Share your tips comments, and suggestions with the rest of us.

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Monday Enlightenment: how to light up every Monday?

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CHANEL-COMPASITION-Mondays are only for rangers. I came up with that ever since I figured out that personally, I had a hard time myself to cope with transitioning to the first day of the week. I’ve have learned over the years that I just had to find best possible way to brake smoothly into monday.

Hard task, huh? After spending a great relaxing weekend or coming back from weekend traveling, facing Monday can be challenging. That means going back to your routine, back to work, or whatever you normally do that day. The emails start pouring, phone rings, and you don’t know where to start. Everything is irritable, and you expect the rest of the world to cooperate and be nice to you. Even though admitting that there’s no other option in my hands to change that, I do have some tips that have helped me to overcome this “project Monday” otherwise I wouldn’t have the courage to be writing about it, and letting you know that it’s not that bad after all.

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– By the end of Sunday I start to digest the fact that the next day is Monday, which means back to reality. 

– I make sure I have everything planned and ready to go. I don’t want to be in a rush that morning to go to work, so I have my outfit ready, my vegan lunch and juice pre-packed, and everything else in order so I don’t stress in the morning.

-I wake up 30 minutes earlier, so I have more time for myself and my delicious green smoothie, longer shower, setting up intention for a day, and lastly taking my time dolling up.

– Listen to some of your favorite songs, or inspirational quotes. Believe me, music or optimistic mantra can instantly shift your state of mind.

After a few hours of work you start to realize that Mondays are not that bad after all.

P.S. As always I would like to hear from you how do you start monday? Share your tips and suggestions with the rest of us.

Outfits:

Blumarine orange dress

Hermes scarf

Gucci black Boston bag

Christian Louboutin heels

Flower choker

Miu Miu black satin trench coat

Dolce & Gabbana black corduroy dress coat

Gucci large duffle bag

KASIA

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