Routine has become quite the buzz-word. And rightfully so — from workout routines to healthy mornings, we crave stability in the midst of chaos that is our daily lives. Some of us start our mornings by hitting snooze on our alarm a dozen times before rushing out the door, while others jump out of bed at 6 AM bright-eyed and ready to seize the day; some favour HIIT exercise, and some opt for jazzy Zumba class. Finding a routine to fit your personality type is very important.
If you're trying to establish some healthy habits, it’s worth looking to your zodiac for inspiration — as our cosmic characteristics can reveal what makes us feel energised, driven, and cheerful.
Ruled by Mars, the majority of Aries people are filled with energy and they must release it in some way. Take a boxing class, go for a breezy outdoor run, or set up a weekly yin yoga sesh to reset your nervous system and help calm your mind. For something a bit more low-key, sweat your problems away in the sauna, which can be subbed for a hot steamy bath. Lastly, incorporate some scented candles to honour your fire sign.
Earth-centred Taurians are enthralled by natural objects that move their senses, which fills them with great joy. One of these senses being physical touch. To tap into this power, book a full-body massage or a relaxing facial to pamper both your body and mind.
If the spa doesn't fit into your busy schedule, consider aromatherapy with essential oils, a sound bath, or an at-home gua sha massage, as well as curling up on the couch and watching some comfort, feel-good TV.
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Fast-paced by nature, Gemini, more than most signs, need a way to unwind. Your thoughts are no exception. To calm your mind and feel at peace with your thoughts, try going for a meditative walk — but this time, leave your headphones at home. As tempting as it may be to get lost in a new podcast or your favourite tune, there is something magical about letting yourself be completely absorbed and carried away by the sounds that surround you. See where they take you.
Because you easily pick up on the vibes of others and are usually the ‘mom friend’ of the group, it’s crucial that you establish and nurture your inner well-being. Focus on caring only about yourself every now and then, you deserve it!
When you feel overwhelmed, plan a guilt-free day at home: try therapeutic cooking or baking, read your favourite book (sorry, it’s got to be a physical book), or buy a new plant. Creating an indoor sanctuary will help you feel at peace and in tune with your nature.
As one of the more creative zodiac signs, an artistic expression will be the best form of self-care for you. Heading over to your local museum or wandering around an art gallery can be a great way to unwind while soaking in the inspiration, which is guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.
If you’d like something a little more hands-on, try some simple at-home crafts like painting, tie-dye, pottery, jewellery making, or some digital art. Plus, you can then show off your creations and bask in the praise of your talents — sounds like a win-win to me.
Virgos are known to sometimes over-analyse situations and let their thoughts get the best of them. To help with this, try practicing meditation for a few minutes a day: look up a guided meditation on Youtube or use one of the new mindfulness apps.
A practical way to achieve this can be tapping into your love of home organisation and décor — so try a new DIY upcycling project, clean your house, or redecorate a room! The mindfulness of turning chaos into order will be just as rewarding as the end result itself.
Being the sign that’s aligned with beauty and luxurious experiences, you love the good life! But, sometimes life catches up with you, and you can end up taking the whimsical daily moments for granted.
To honour this side of yourself, try noting down all the awesome parts of your life in a bullet-journal. Start romanticising your life — open your windows for a fresh breeze and play some music that makes you feel a special type of way, use a body scrub you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Sometimes that’s all you need to elevate your psyche, channel positivity and raise your vibration.
As a highly intuitive and sensitive sign, the emotions of Scorpios run deep, which is why talk-therapy is a great self-care practice for them. Chatting with an uninvested third party an hour a week can do wonders for your well-being!
If, however, you’d like to approach this in a slightly less invested way yourself — start with setting aside some quiet time for an indulgent face mask, an incense cleansing ritual, cutting up a nice bowl of fruit or some freeform journaling. Such simple activities are perfect for realigning your spirit and helping you recharge in an easy and accessible way.
Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius’ adventurous fiery nature always has them thinking about their next trip or goal. This can make it difficult to slow down, unwind and channel stillness. As such, dancing out your stress can help you cleanse your sacral chakra (responsible for passion, creativity, intimacy and joy) and alleviate some of the stress and anxiety. It will also help to spend some time outdoors, go for a daily walk, or do some gardening — basically any and all screen-free activities.
Capricorns tend to have a work hard, play hard mentality, which makes you often overlook things you find frivolous. Well, self-care isn’t one of those things.
Give yourself a full-on day off and make time to live it slowly: indulge in a good hearty meal, catch up with a friend, have a full-body moisturising session after a nice steamy shower. Channel that rest and recovery vibe, you’ve earned it!
Being one of the more mindful zodiac signs, Aquarians will benefit greatly from incorporating some light stretching into their day or practicing weekly yoga. This helps to loosen up your muscles and breathe new life into the bones and spirit of your body.
That said, it's equally important to give your mind a rest. For you, that means a digital detox - even if it’s just for a day, or an hour each day if you’re up for the challenge. Spend that time doing whatever makes your mind, body, and spirit feel connected.
Ruled by Neptune, the planet of spirituality, you have a strong connection to the cosmos and all that it encompasses. Nourishing your well-being helps you set boundaries to feel grounded and balanced in your inner world.
This can be something like staying hydrated or having a soak in the pool - to honour your Piscean soul; incorporating an evening ritual to better prepare you for sleep, or decluttering your resting space (yes, that includes the nightstand drawer). Such practices can help you recharge your body, boost your energy levels while bringing a peace of mind.
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