There’s no doubt that prioritising self-care is important. More than just a buzz word, it’s about taking time out for yourself so you can perform at your best—mentally, physically and spiritually. That said, self-care means something different to everyone.
While finding the perfect self-care activity for you is a matter of trial and error, we say the zodiac charts are a great place to start. While it may sound a little ‘woo woo’, your star sign can give you a glimpse into what makes you tick and therefore, which self-care activity is most going to help you de-stress.
Read on to find the perfect self-care activity for your star sign.
Aries — Work it out
As a fire sign, Aries have oodles of passion, drive and energy. But when there’s no outlet for it, it can leave them feeling frustrated and irritated. Whether it’s going for a run or lifting weights at the gym, getting active is a great way for Aries to release some of that pent-up energy.
The Taurus is known as one of the most tactile signs, meaning they’re great with their hands and love to create things from scratch. You can incorporate this into your self-care routine by scrapbooking or making a vision board, baking a cake or even making your own jewellery.
Gemini — Tune out
Geminis tend to be prone to anxiety and overthinking. So, while other star signs may thrive on dwelling on their thoughts, this sign sometimes needs to turn their brain off for a while in order to decompress. If you ask us, there’s no better way to do this than popping up on a relaxing playlist and going for a walk.
Cancer — Do a digital detox
Sensitive and intuitive Cancers can become overloaded by constantly being plugged into their tech devices. So, whether it’s just a few hours or a whole weekend, taking a digital detox every now and again can do them a world of good.
Leo — Join a class
One of the more extroverted star signs, Leos love nothing more than being in large groups of people. So, why not use that? Whether it’s joining a pottery class or signing up for a dance class, doing a group activity will allow you to indulge your social side while doing something that’s just for you.
Hard-working Virgos need a self-care activity that literally forces them to get off their phones or laptops. So, as cliched as it may sound, booking in for a manicure or massage are a great way for them to de-stress.
Libra — Get outdoors
As an air sign, Libras don’t do well being cooped up indoors for too long. Whether it’s going camping (or glamping) going on a hike or just hitting the beach, practicing the Japanese art of forest bathing or ‘Shinrin Yoku’ will help restore balance in a Libra’s life.
Scorpio — Do something silly
Known for being complex and intense, Scorpios can benefit from taking themselves a little less serious sometimes. Unleashing their more lighthearted side by dancing around to cheesy music in their living room or watching a silly comedy can be just the release they need.
The ultimate free spirits, Saggies don’t like to stay in one place for too long. Unfortunately, hopping on a plane every time they get the itch to travel isn’t really an option. Taking a day trip to a nearby town or a local national park every now and again will help keep them sane.
Capricorn — Challenge yourself
As one of the most goal-oriented star signs, Capricorns are at their best when they’re tackling a new challenge. So, why not incorporate into their self-care routine, by trying something new like rock climbing or learning a new instrument?
Aquariuses are known for getting lost in their own little worlds. While this makes them one of the most imaginative and creative signs, it means their inner world can get a little chaotic sometimes. Making time for mindfulness meditation can help them feel a little more grounded and balanced.
Pisces — Try journalling
The empathetic Pisces tends to absorb a lot of other people’s negative energy, which can leave them feeling drained and overwhelmed. Getting it all out in a journal can help you dissipate some of those negative vibes, while putting the focus on what you’re feeling (rather than worrying about others) for once. Plus, it’s a great way to put their creativity to use.