For many of us–okay, most of us–life is stressful right now. So what can you do about it? Since fixing all the world’s problems in a single weekend is off the table, finding ways to cope with the ever-present stress is a smart move.
Every sign of the zodiac copes with stress in a different way. Find yours below and give it a shot this weekend!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries knows that the best cure for stress is being so physically exhausted that you can’t worry about anything for a while. Getting in a challenging workout–whatever that means for your fitness level–is a sure-fire way to feel better. Get those endorphins!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Getting grounded–literally–is important for Taurus. As an earth sign, you have a special connection to plants and trees. If you can, get out into nature this weekend. If that’s not an option, caring for a houseplant can help, too.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. When this sign is stressed, journaling about it can truly help. Grab a pen and notebook–or your computer–and release your negative feelings as you write them out.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancers prefer to focus on how other people are feeling. When it comes to your own well-being, you’d rather not think about it. But remember that if you’re stressed and exhausted, you can’t give as much to the people you care about. Take a nap, plan a home spa day, or soak in the tub–whatever you do, it’s important to do it solo.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leo is a passionate sign with a strong sense of physicality. Your body can help soothe your troubled mind. Going dancing is not an option right now, but you still put on some music and move. Turn your living into the next best thing to the club.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgo pretends to thrive on stress, but the truth is that you need downtime as much as anyone else. The best choice? Yoga. You can find endless options for yoga classes online. Set aside twenty or thirty minutes this weekend and give it a shot.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
If you’re feeling out of balance, Libra, then it’s time to rest and recenter yourself. Libras often over-commit to obligations, stretching themselves far too thin. The best way to get rid of stress is to start saying know–but watching a movie you love will help, too.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
When Scorpio gets stressed, it often manifests as aggression. Instead of taking it out on people who don’t deserve it, find a way to channel your feelings into something else. Have you tried kickboxing? Zumba? Find a form of exercise that turns your bad mood into fuel.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Music soothes your soul when times are tough, Sagittarius. Whether you’re listening to it or playing it, music can help you reduce stress. Different people listen to different tunes to relax, so don’t worry too much about finding the “right” music.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
When Capricorns feel stressed out, exerting some kind of control over the world can help. Pick something small on your to-do list and knock it out. You’ll get a rush of satisfaction with a job well done. Resist the urge to turn it into an all-day work session, though.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
It can be tough for Aquarius to get out of their own heads. You’re a naturally intellectual sign who sees the big picture more clearly than most. To relieve stress, it can make a big difference to help others. Volunteer work is good for the soul.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces has a deep, intuitive connection to the element of water. Taking a bath–particularly if it involves bubbles–can help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. If baths aren’t your thing, a relaxing shower or soaking your feet with Epsom salt can do the trick.