2020 has been one of the most stressful years ever. During these times, it is important that we all make time for stress-relieving activities so that we maintain balance and mental clarity. Since not all stress relief activities work for everyone, check out these recommendations for stress relief activity for you based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This star sign remains in the action and never takes no as an answer. To de-stress, these rams need to either completely zen down with meditation and de-plug or do a full intensity work out to burn off any extra steam they may be storing.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
These individuals love keeping a steady schedule and routine and are hesitant to change and transformation. When finding themselves needing to cope with undue stress, focusing on breathing and relaxation can help. Try square breathing whenever you catch yourself with downtime whether during your work day or for a few minutes before bed.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Since Gemini’s remain intellectually focused, their brains are often where their stress has the most impact. To de-stress, they should turn to a physically demanding but regimented workout such as martial arts or a dance routine.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancers tend to feel stress emotionally and you can tell they’re stressed when they are sensitive and emotionally touchy. To de-stress, these individuals should focus on nourishment. They best can wind down by trying a new recipe or enjoying a bubble bath with some drops of lavender essential oils.
Leo (July 23- August 22)
Leos often love praise, and this can be a good way for them to reset after a stressful week. Call a friend and check-in, listen to a motivational speech, or try an at-home Zumba workout to get your blood flowing.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgos love getting back to a routine when things have gone awry. Cleaning or organizing a closet can quickly help them feel like things are back in order. Even something as simple as sitting down and writing a to-do list can help them get back in the stress free zone.
Libra (September 23- October 22)
Libras are very social and spontaneous beings. Times like those we are currently in can be extremely taxing on these individuals. Plan a Zoom happy hour with some of your closest friends or plan a trip to take after COVID times.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Scorpios are high energy people who feed off of others. When they need a release, a good laugh always helps. Watch one of your favorite funny movies (For me, Bridesmaids and Forgetting Sarah Marshall top the list). If you don’t have the time for a full film, some innocent pet videos can lighten up their day.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
These individuals tend to feel most free when they are uninhabited. Since a vacation is all but impossible right now, the next best adventure could be a good adventure book to help you escape from the current reality.
Capricorns (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns are very much creatures of habits and like taking the initiative when it comes to creating plans or traditions. COVID can certainly put a damper on creatures of this sort. If you want to connect with your loved ones to relieve some stress, organize a holiday cookie mail exchange or ship ornaments to everyone you care about.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
These folks are ones who feel the best when they are learning and are intellectually stimulated. Reading a book on a topic you’re interested in or listening to a thought-provoking podcast can best help them feel in touch with their inner peace.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
These emotional beings are at their best when they are expressing themselves artistically. Also, volunteering always helps these folks feel better, but in COVID times that may look like sending a thank you note to health care workers or local teachers.
It is important to take time to re-center and balance during these difficult times. A lot of these tips are easy and can be done quickly in the morning before starting your day or at night in bed before winding down for sleep. We cannot care for others without prioritizing our own self-care, so test these tips out!