There are two ways Aries can keep all that bundled-up energy in check: Either channel it into an intense physical activity or just hit the brakes altogether and savor a more mellow pastime. A hardcore workout is one of the best methods for them to let it all go. Equally, time alone is recommended to not only slow down their naturally quick pace but also mindfully reflect upon how nine times out of 10, whatever is going on isn’t about them in the first place. Try a calorie-blasting workout for an amped-up outlet, or go in the opposite direction and find your zen with yoga moves.
Activities that allow them to get back to that grounded space they work so well from are the ones that bring them the best results and overall peace of mind. Anything that will allow Taurus’ to get in touch with their bodies and tap into their five senses will help them reconnect with their safe place. This could include anything from listening to music, to getting a massage, to trying a delicious new food recipe. Even wearing your favorite snazzy undergarments and simply lounging around can renew your energy levels and make you feel cozy. Don’t forget to exercise.
Geminis are intellectual, chatty and busy, and they get really stressed out when they have too much to do. Keeping things simple and occasionally ducking out of the social scene is your best bet for beating stress. Dimming the lights once in a while just to sit and watch the sunset or taking a walk on the beach can help renew your energy and replace your ever-present need to gab, gab, gab. Breathing exercises can also help keep your scattered mind centered and focused.
Cancers are really concerned about the people around them. If they see that someone they care about isn’t doing very well, then that’s definitely going to stress them out because Cancers are natural nurturers. Spending time at home either cuddling with a loved one or enjoying a great meal with family can do wonders for keeping a Cancer’s inner caregiver happy and anxiety-free. But it’s also important for them to remember to carve out some ‘me time’ and take care of themselves too, which they often forget to do. Time alone works well for Cancer to naturally reflect. A walk along the beach or swimming can equally wash all of your worries right away.
Like Cancers, Leos really like to nurture people. So if they see that someone they care for is struggling or making bad decisions, that’s really going to trigger them. Since their protective nature can lead them to taking on a lot of personal responsibility for the issues going on around them, Leos need to balance out their powerful lion heart with some happy-go-lucky entertainment. Leo needs to de-stress by having fun: Going to a party, singing, dancing, going to comedy shows…just having a good time.
The constant drive for perfection can cause Virgos to work themselves to the bone, leading them so deep into the woods that it’s hard to escape their own thoughts. Virgos are the perfect candidates for any routine that gets them out of their logical mind, which they can question and doubt all too much. Any activities that ground their mind and allow them to feel pure and cleansed—like gardening, yoga or meditation – are ideal to implement into their regular life. They can also benefit from letting loose with their friends. You can also try something out-of-the-ordinary, like an exotic oil bath, to break out of your shell.
Their symbol is the scale, so honoring balance and relationships are the keys to peace of mind.
When Librans have lost their equilibrium, surrounding themselves with beauty – in any shape or form – can help them squash their stress and re-establish harmony. Heading to a museum to appreciate a great work of art, using your own creativity to redecorate your house, or even window-shopping for a hot new pair of shoes is like a magic cure for your heavy heart. Graceful activities like ballet, Pilates, or other ‘balancing’ types of exercise could also restore a Libra’s serenity.
Passionate and intense, the Scorpio has the tendency to become a little obsessive. Once an intrusive thought creeps into their head, it’s darn near impossible for them to get it out. The number-one way for a Scorpio to soothe the sometimes-unfounded negativity floating around in their head is to sit back and be pampered: Being massaged, getting a facial, and really being taken care of will make a Scorpio feel safe. Scorpio is also the sign of sex, so getting laid is the perfect way for them to decompress.
Sagittarius are very generous, which means they can go out with friends for a drink and pick up the tab because they’re just so excited to be hanging out with everyone, even if they don’t necessarily have the money to spend. Traveling and escaping the everyday is one of the best ways for Sagittarians to feed their gypsy souls, but they just have to make sure they’re not doing it in a way that puts a hole in their pocket. There’s no need to pack your bags and jump on the next flight. Just going to a different environment from what you’re in is enough.
If there’s one word out there to perfectly sum up the Capricorn, it’s workaholic. While they might like to say that they’re too busy to relax, Capricorns need to get far, far away from the nine-to-five grind in order to keep their wits about them. Since they’re an earth sign, getting back to nature can really help keep the sea-goat from drowning itself in errands. Hitting the mountains for some hiking, skiing, or rock-climbing is a great stress buster. If you’d rather not spend your hard-earned cash on a big trip try mentally checking out with yoga and meditation.
Aquarians use up so much of their brain’s energy trying to solve everyone’s problems that they push their own well-being aside and risk blowing a fuse. Solitary ways to get away from it all are recommended for this innovative sign to recharge and regroup. Meditation works marvelously for them, and so does yoga. Go on a technology ‘fast’ and completely shut off your phone and internet for a few days, just to take a break from any negative news that might spur you into action. Here’s one thing you can do instead of web-surfing: All Aquarians have a quirky hobby that they’re into, so indulging in your favorite out-of-the ordinary pastime could help you temporarily hang up your superhero cape.
Pisces are also extremely empathetic and tend to take on everyone else’s problems. If someone else is feeling something, Pisces is going to feel it too, and that will really stress them out. Pisceans greatly benefit from diving into expressive, artsy activities – like drawing or singing – and aromatherapy and meditation can help calm the sometimes-stormy ocean in their heart. Like Aquarians, they would also do well to create a healthy boundary between themselves and their environment, occasionally disconnecting from their impulse to save others all the time. Even slapping on some headphones so they don’t have to listen to all the crazy conversations going on around them is a great way for Pisces to unwind. Because Pisces is the ruler of the feet, never underestimate the healing power of a kick-ass foot massage or soak.