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.

KASIA

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Better dressed people score more success

MEATMARKET-53MEATMARKET-23KASIA IN REDMEATMARKET-57MEATMARKET-18MEATMARKET-49MEATMARKET-22Personal appearance equals the way you represent yourself. It reflects the way you dress, or fix your hair, it tells a lot about yourself and the way you want other people to see you. In other words, first impressions stick with people, whether you are going on a first date, heading to you first day of work, people REMEMBER. So why not help people recall your first day of STYLE. This is the best form of self-expression. It only takes five minutes to fix up, so make it worth it. When you take that extra time you will feel better and more confident for your FIRST day.

I remember as if it were yesterday my first day of work. I was getting myself into a new, scary, and unknown world, the world of fashion. I felt like an ant in a world of elephants, ready to be stepped on by one of those massive creatures. I wasn’t clear of what I had to do, what I had to wear, or what I had to say; it was all just a blur. But I knew that those were the nerves kicking into my system. So I decided to step it up, I got that job for a reason, so I might as well squeeze the juice out of it. Or, as other people would say, “grow some balls”.

I opened the building doors wearing the best, elegant, and chic outfit I could find in my wardrobe. This was it, the day I’ve been waiting for my whole life. And turns out it wasn’t as bad as I thought; I got to meet new people, got complimented by my outfit (the best part!), and did a great job. I caused a good first impression on my boss and co-workers, and build up confidence that helped me outperform on work. As I always like to say: “when you feel good, you look good”.

First impressions can influence the way other people treat you and look at you. If you look messy and confused that’s the way people are going to see you in everyday life, but if you look decent and respectable, then people are going to see you and treat you that way. So always dedicate at least five minutes to you, it’s not hard and it will bring rewarding consequences.

Outfit:

Donna Karan NY black white stripe dress

Giafranco Ferre red satchel bag

P.S. As always I would like to hear from you. What is your idea of scoring success? How do you dress for this part?

KASIA

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