With the world in its current state, self-care probably sounds impossible right now.
However, that's all the more reason why you should practice making time for yourself. If not sure how to choose the best form of self-care for you, consider your astrological sign and let the stars be your guide.
Aries here, and I can confirm that there are few self-care methods better than sweating my troubles away. This fire sign thrives with movement and heat. Most people might not think of exercising as a form of self-care, but every sign and body have their own needs.
Get the blood pumping and sweat rolling with everything from cardio to kickboxing. Then for your workout's cooldown, consider something relaxing yet still physical like hot yoga.
Being one with nature is truly a necessity for earth signs. A Taurus, especially, relaxes best when communing as closely as possible. Clearing weeds probably won't soothe this sign much, but getting one's hands dirty by creating a garden from scratch would be ideal.
For a Gemini, communication is a valuable component of self-expression. If needing to recharge alone, this air sign would greatly benefit from keeping journals.
If not sure where to start, begin with lists of your favorite things or even a gratitude journal. Writing poetry or a short story with yourself as the protagonist is another wonderfully creative way to understand better and interpret one's own thoughts and cares.
In addition to being sentimental, Cancer is also highly imaginative and creative. To best combine these traits and release any pent-up emotions at once, someone born under this sign should consider starting a new art project.
Whether this water sign prefers watercolors or oil, it is easy to transport Cancer's anxieties onto a canvas. Let your heart spill in colors, then look back onto the finished artwork feeling a little less overwhelmed than before.
While its predecessor thrives under intense physical activity, this fire sign requires a little more ability to express itself. Leo needs to move around, but he or she should consider dancing rather than working out.
Find a dance style you enjoy or even one that would challenge you. Create the playlist you need to get pumped, then dance whether or not anyone's watching.
This earth sign revives around the positive company and loves being a help to others. To provide a Virgo with both the ability to do good and the chance to enjoy nature, working with animals is the perfect compromise.
Even just taking your dog on a walk can do wonders by giving this sign fresh air and companionship. For more charitable self-care, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. Help your furry friends get a little exercise, or cuddle them after an extremely tiring day.
Unlike most other signs that are refreshed with physical activity, a Libra is most rejuvenated with mental stimulation. This social air sign enjoys both company and communication.
To fully recharge, start a conversation to share everything from your worries to your wins. Call a friend and catch up, or have a chat with a stranger and expand your perspectives. Regardless, a Libra should finish the conversation no longer feeling the strain of social distance.
Since this water sign values not only self-expression but also experience, a Scorpio could best relieve one's troubles by exploring new things in a class or group. A Scorpio doesn't need to be alone to practice self-care.
Consider taking introductory classes at a local studio or even online. Whatever you do, try to be hands-on so that you gain not only a new experience but also the tools to take it a step further as a hobby if desired.
This fire sign thrives with the freedom to move around and explore. To avoid feeling too constrained right now, a Sagittarius should look into more local vacations and adventures.
Go on a hike and revel in the freedom of open space. If time and resources are limited, go on a small road trip, and enjoy the sights and attractions you might not have noticed otherwise. Whatever you choose, don't underestimate the power of a spur-of-the-moment adventure.
Earth signs are usually more focused on practicality rather than relaxation. However, all a Capricorn needs to do to let loose is to set aside responsibilities for a day. To do this, unleash your inner child and devote a day just to fun!
A park or playground is a great place to start. Climb the monkey bars or race down the slide while remembering the peace of a simpler time. Just enjoy being outside and swing your cares away.
This last air sign is a deep thinker, often preferring to focus on thoughts rather than feelings. For an Aquarius, the simplest form of self-care is to meditate when alone.
Whether you choose to meditate by yourself or prefer combining it with yoga, just taking the time to monitor your breathing can greatly improve your mood. Close your eyes and listen to each breath and the world around you to better center you. As you breathe in tranquility, breathe out your troubles.
Finishing our list is a water sign that truly heals and revives in its element. As likely the most empathetic sign, a Pisces would most appreciate the classic idea of self-care, a long bubble bath, to wash away emotions that are not their own.
Don't just stop with the bubbles, though. Add candles and bath salts to make the most of your relaxation time. Create your own spa day, and lie back and let the water soothe you.