Many of us live a life that sometimes feels out of control. Has this impacted your sense of peace and feeling of safety or with your clarity, relationships, or career? How many effective tools for destressing have you found?
The human race is being triggered and challenged in various extreme methods, and it’s been virtually nonstop. We each face unique, one-of-a-kind stumbling blocks. Yes, there is potential to grow and learn through these challenging times. However, we need more balance, harmony, and a grounded connection to our purpose to succeed. And extreme stress can push us to our limits and even stop that learning potential. Therefore, I want to identify key destressing techniques for your zodiac sign and how you move through the world.
Destressing Tips for Each Zodiac Sign
Aries Stress Relief: Literal, tangible activities such as walking and hiking are magic for you. Aries is a highly kinesthetic sign. When you hit your breaking point (i.e., someone moves too slowly for you), body movement is a great emotional release for stress building up within your body and soul. Any quick, ongoing motion works to honor you.
Taurus Stress Relief: Taurus is governed by Venus, the sign of luxury and beauty. You feel most relaxed when indulging in anything that pleases your senses. To calm down, try aromatherapy with essential oils to aid you in tuning into joy and beauty in daily life, or at least smell amazing. Your senses are key - using smells, sound, touch, sight, or feelings via cooking, gardening, or working with your hands. All these can help you connect with your spirit, which is delightful.
Gemini Stress Relief: Consider travel, exercise, and writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal. You adore words, and even the quietest and most reserved Geminis gain peace and clarity when organizing your thoughts and feelings into sentences. Another trigger is feeling mentally scattered. So consider focusing all that head-space on a low-risk free writing session for 20 minutes or so.
Cancer Stress Relief: As sensitive souls, you can find peace and comfort looking through mementos that remind you of pleasant past life events. Consider volunteering to take your mind off your emotions. Another good choice is meditation, family time, or the love of animals. I'm a huge fan of grounding yourself daily as much as you will benefit. I love to visualize a tree with roots that grow wide and deep. Pretend something similar is growing out of your feet, metaphorically. See if this can help you.
Leo Stress Relief: Remember, Leo is the sign of self-love! Creating space and investing time in yourself - mind, body, and spirit, will always pay off. What do you really need? What part of you is asking for more attention? Is your inner child crying to be acknowledged and heard? Open up the conversation as 'adult' you, engaging with 'child' you. Or, maybe ask your favorite people over. Have fun with family and friends - watch a movie, dance, hike, or bike.
Virgo Stress Relief: To aid in releasing increasing stress, invest in classic yoga - this is a very effective tool. Yoga is all about surrender and letting go. Virgos tend to work diligently out of duty, and this practice can help you, at least in the short term, by serving a different purpose than the function of productivity. A crossword puzzle is good at reducing anxiety. Plus, meditation and deep breathing are always good to fall back on. Relax, are you up for stretching your wings and trying something new?
Libra Stress Relief: If life isn't showering you with the romance you desire, find a new and fun outlet. Do you like to watch your favorite rom-com repeatedly while you talk along with the dialogue because you know the whole movie by heart? Sometimes only 'When Harry Met Sally' can do the trick. Find your best romantic comedy, listen to your favorite music, go out with your best friends or settle down and get cozy with a good book that calls to you.
Scorpio Stress Relief: Do you need to disconnect and retreat from your daily work and obligations? Lose yourself in whatever music suits your mood. If you can feel submerged in the lyrics or beat of a song, it helps make your feelings seem more manageable. Sometimes, that's enough right there to lower the rapid heart rate. If you get triggered, retreat from life, put on your headphones, and listen and watch your favorite soothing visuals or sounds. So much can shift with an adjusted mindset.
Sagittarius Stress Relief: Your sign is the real motormouths of the zodiac, lol. Therefore, one of the best stress relievers for you is actual talk therapy. This is where you can unload whatever drama is unfolding at the moment. Working with a trained professional is very therapeutic, and this experience can help uncover a realization that maybe the drama was within you the whole time. Other options with great benefits are music, food, and time with quality people or a long run or intense workout.
Capricorn Stress Relief: When you need to wind down, choose a technique that aligns with a simple chore—one that has a clear beginning, middle, and end, like folding laundry or washing dishes. With enough structured tasks, you will feel a "sense of accomplishment" when it's done. Writing to-do lists, exercising, and genuine self-care is also helpful.
Aquarius Stress Relief: A little mental workout like a board game or trivia with friends can help you get into a flow state. Be careful with competitive games. For some, this will only up-the-anti with stress levels. Some cool Aquarians can handle it. The short-term distraction can pull you away from many other ideas spinning around in your head. Also, consider creatively working with your hands (paint, cook, knit, garden, etc.).
Pisces Stress Relief: As the most spiritual sign, you find the direct path to zen through meditation. Your sign is very sensitive, but this means you really need to connect with balance and calm through your senses. Take some deep grounding breaths and relax completely, find your inner calm and even connect with water in whatever way supports you in the "now" moment. Remember the techniques that work best for you. Because they can be in your tool belt for easy access the next time you need them.
Destress With a Psychic Reading
As a Psychic, I see the energy and potential in each one of us. But, life has challenged us, and we each move through the world in unique ways and face ongoing bumps in the road. Life can be difficult for all of us at times. To lighten the load, get in tune with various ways to destress that feel good to you. Create an array of tools and resources to keep in your back pocket to reduce stress. This way, the next time you hit a roadblock, it will be easier to remember what tools are best for destressing. When you hit a rough patch, feel free to reach out to one of our talented Psychic Readers to support you where you are. Take Care.