How to be mindfulness?

Observe a present moment as it is


Recently you can often find articles and posts dedicated to "mindfulness" or “living in the moment”. ANNARUSSKA thoroughly approached the study of this phenomenon and found out the key points of the popularity of it. We will not give the definition of the word "awareness" itself, which you can easily find on the Internet, we will try to explain in detail how to live and be in this very awareness.

In everyday life, we do many things “automatically”: we wake up on an alarm clock, brush our teeth, fill ourselves with a portion of cappuccino (if we're lucky- we have breakfast,) and drive in traffic to work. The real groundhog day happens; days merge into weeks, weeks into months, and we can no longer remember anything that happened a couple days ago. Endless business meetings, household routine - everything mixes up in one long moment. So.. here it is a tendency towards a conscious life. In order not to exist, but to live. In order not to run, but to enjoy. 

The ANNARUSSKA editorial team will give you some quick practices that will help you "wake up".

 1. Be aware of every moment and every step. Literally. Feel comfortable in your favorite New Balance. Or how you feel your femininity in a new silk dress.  Inhale the scent of apple pie coming from a nearby bakery. Feel the soft blanket covering you before going to bed.

 2. Watch yourself. What will go to you, what sounds, movements. Maybe you will discover something new for yourself. What you didn't notice before, get to know yourself again. Awareness is directly related to the knowledge of oneself, real, inner self-awareness.

 3. Follow the body. Feel your presence here and now. Try to get familiar with meditation. There are tons of them, and everyone will have something to their taste. When there is no time to meditate, taking a deep breath will bring you back to the moment.

 4. Become aware of your emotions and define what they are. First of all, it is extremely important for self-knowledge. You can even say to yourself the phrase "I feel ...". Track yourself what emotions prevail during the day. Of course, if you often feel empty, anxious or overworked, then there is a reason to think about your inner balance. Another important point, our emotions are the product of our reaction not only to external situations, but also to internal processes (for example, the same obsessive thoughts that upset us). In this case, it is important to understand where exactly your emotions originate.