Life can be hard to handle sometimes. We can be flooded with emotions and it can be easy to deal with them in unhealthy ways. Toxic coping skills are far too common and it’s up to you on how you deal with stress. Making an effort to handle complex emotions healthily can be a life-changer.
Each person is unique and it’s important to find healthy coping skills that work for you. It can be hard to start so here’s a nifty guide into a coping skill based on your astrology sign. For a little extra fun, I dare you to try all of them to see which one is your favorite!
Aries tend to be passionate, motivated, and confident. Working out and doing physical activity tends to be a favorite coping skill for them. Getting up and moving is important whether it’s a run, a walk, or hitting the weight room they’re sure to let off some steam.
Aquarians tend to be independent, eccentric, and friendly. Journaling can be a great hobby for them as they need privacy to recharge. Letting their feelings flow and spending time alone is the perfect way to take care.
Pisceans tend to be creative, generous, and empathetic. Their empathy can make emotions overbearing so creating art is a helpful coping skill for them. Taking the time to let the creativity flow and not feeling bound to anyone is the best opportunity to practice self-care.
Taureans tend to be calm, intelligent, and determined. Reading a book is a relaxing way to work their brain out while also enjoying some quiet time. Putting the focus in a book provides the best “me time” and allows their intelligence to shine.
Geminis tend to be social, curious, and impulsive. Being so social can take a toll so taking a bath and putting on a face mask can be crucial for some self-care time. Practicing good hygiene helps give a boost of confidence that can make all the difference in day-to-day life.
Virgos tend to be loyal, detail-oriented, and sensible. Sometimes all you need is a little extra sleep to help reduce stress. Taking a nap and ensuring you get eight hours of sleep a night. Sleep is vital and taking some extra time to catch up on those ZZZ’s is one of the best ways to cope with stress.
Scorpios tend to be passionate, imaginative, and ambitious. Shopping can give you the confidence boost you need and is a great way to be distracted while also moving your body. Staying still can be hard at times and some simple window shopping combines exercise with areas of passion such as fashion or video games. No money has to be spent, but it’s not a bad idea to treat yourself once in a while!
Sagittarians tend to be optimistic, spontaneous, and social. Simple breathing techniques are a life changer. When life gets tough it’s important to take a minute to simply breathe and realign. Google different breathing exercises to find one right for you. Optimism can take a toll sometimes and that’s perfectly okay. Remembering that all feelings are valid is critical to your mental health!
Leos tend to be confident, expressive, and passionate. Listening to music helps bring out all of the emotions in a creative way. Singing out loud to songs that reside with them is relieving. This self-care activity is sure to help them cope with the troubles they are facing.
Libras tend to be social, clever, and attentive. Calling a friend or loved one can combine their socialness with the need to reflect. Taking the time to talk to others and speak about important feelings can help validate what they are going through. Finding someone who can emotionally support you is important!
Cancers tend to be sensitive, intuitive, and protective. Repeating self-affirmations can cater to their sensitivity and nurture their protective nature. Taking time out of each day to repeat affirmations can help guide them as they tackle new experiences.
Capricorns tend to be ambitious, persistent, and grounded. Meditation gives them time to sit with their thoughts and healthily process them. Guided meditation in particular, which can be found on YouTube, can lead them to clear their minds. Their ambition needs to be tended to as it can easily overwhelm anyone so it’s important to take time to reflect.
No matter your sign it’s incredibly vital to take care of yourself and cope with stress. Avoiding things like oversleeping, drinking, drugs, and other toxic behaviors is much better for you. Your body and mind positively deserve attention and there are endless options! Find what works for you and stick with it.
Published by Kate LaScola
Kate is a senior at James Madison University where she is majoring in writing, rhetoric and technical communication and minoring in entrepreneurship. When she’s not doing homework o writing for her blog she can usually be found at Starbucks.
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