Life is not always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, even the smallest inconveniences can cause the biggest stress, especially when it happens during a not-so-ideal time in your life. It is therefore vital for you to sit down and relax, so as not to lose yourself in the chaos that is life. Here are ways how you can unwind effectively, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
The headstrong ram likes a challenge, but there are two ways they can approach their relaxation time. First is through intense physical activity, as it can release their controlling and competitive nature. Something as simple as a walk
will do, but they can also try a unique exercise class and change up their routine.
They can also go the opposite way and do something mellow, like deep cleaning their home
. This can help regain their sense of purpose all while organizing their space in preparation for a challenging, new day.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Relaxation for the bull means any activity that will allow them to tap into their senses and reconnect with their grounded space. Fortunately, they know self-care better than other signs, and they like to spend their relaxation time alone.
Staying at home, a place where it’s comfortable and peaceful is their best bet. Get a massage, take a bubble bath, listen to music, whip up something delicious in the kitchen, exercise—the possibilities are endless. If there are many people at home, being one with nature like taking a walk in the park, hiking, or canoeing works, too.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
The twins are known for being social butterflies, but when life begins to be stressful, there’s nothing wrong with occasionally ducking out. Instead, they can spend time watching the sunset, taking a walk on the beach, or doing breathing exercises.
But since Gemini is also known for getting bored quickly and not having the best focus, they may choose to travel or learn something new to provide them the much-needed mental clarity.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Spending time or cuddling with the nurturer that is Cancer is a surefire way to assure that they are relaxed and anxiety-free. Cancers find comfort in their loved ones and inner circle when they are stressed. However, it’s also essential for them to have their me-time and reflect.
Alone time can be spent on the beach or a bathtub, jogging at the park, reading, or furnishing their home. Any soothing activity will ease their moodiness or irritability.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Attention-loving Leos are cool and confident under the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean that nothing gets under their skin. Their protective personality needs fun, happy-go-lucky entertainment like parties with lots of singing and dancing or comedy shows.
However, relaxation should also include talking about what’s bothering the naturally ferocious and cheery lion. They need to be surrounded with true friends, not for attention but to have a venue where they can express their feelings. They also need to get some fresh air and make positive experiences.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Overthinking and perfection can drive Virgos to the edge, so they need to feel cleansed and rejuvenated. They can try out gardening, yoga, or meditation. Naturally, they would also need to let loose with friends to avoid being too critical. Trying something different like volunteering allows them to get to know themselves better.
Their preciseness and analytical nature make them good with activities like chess, stock car racing, knitting, and even cooking. Exercising their creativity in solitude helps in their reflection.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Librans tend to make too many commitments that they stretch themselves thin and lose their equilibrium. In such cases, they should surround themselves with beauty. Visiting a museum or being creative and redecorating their home are both excellent options. However, they should also treat themselves, perhaps by going window-shopping.
Being the sign of the scale, Librans value balance. Meditation will not only help them clear their mind to find the balance back, but it also allows them to be better at conflict mediation. Other graceful activities or exercises like ballet or Pilates may also help.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
The passionate and intense Scorpio find it impossible to get out of an uncomfortable situation because they would likely start digging through the trash, sometimes unnecessarily. Pampering them with a massage or facial
will make them feel safe.
Ironically, a high-intensity workout like kickboxing or competitive sports can help them relax, too. For those who’d rather not do much, though, having deep conversations about the meaning of life can also make a Scorpion happy.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
The roaming spirit of Sagittarians can also be their cause of stress. Naturally, escaping is the best way for them to feed their gypsy souls, which they can do so without spending too much. They can immerse themselves in a different location other than what they know, look for local things, or even walk through a new neighborhood to take the edge off.
Solo sports like golf, tennis or even something more challenging like skydiving or scuba diving will also help a Sagittarius relax.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
The hardworking sea-goats love having responsibilities—sometimes too much of it. This earth sign can relax by getting back to nature and doing activities like hiking, skiing, or rock climbing. Yoga and meditation are also more cost-effective actions they can take.
Since Capricorns like controlling their time and schedules, they can also relax by planning and writing a to-do list. Weird as it may seem, they like knowing what their next steps are, even if the goal is just to have fun.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
The inventive and creative Aquarius tends to overthink and get burned out. To remedy this, they need to recharge and regroup through meditation or yoga. Shutting off their devices and internet connection for a few days can help them take a break from any negative news that may further cause stress.
Learn something new and be spontaneous—try a new restaurant, watch a concert, or attend a lecture. An unusual pastime like DIY crafts or anything that thrives on creativity can also help them gain new ideas and original thought.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Pisces are compassionate
and may take on other people’s problems, which in turn may cause stress to them. They need to be expressive and get into the arts, or dabble in aromatherapy and meditation, to calm down. They can also take a page out of the Aquarians book and disconnect; something as simple as putting on headphones can significantly help.
Daydreaming, creating a vision board, writing a journal, or even getting enough sleep
are just some of the activities a Piscean can do to be on a more peaceful state.
Forks in the road of life will cause unrest and stress but know that there is always a silver lining to it. It is vital to understand how you can cancel the tension brought about by life’s unpredictability.