What Every Zodiac Sign Needs To Hear Before April 10
If you’re feeling lost right now, know that it won’t last forever. We can grow impatient to get everything figured out, but sometimes you have to let go of your expectations and control and surrender to the flow of life. For now, don’t fight it—let it sweep you away to where it must.
Block out whatever anyone else might be saying about you—good or bad. Right now, know that your opinion matters more than anyone else’s. This is a practice of trusting your own instincts and learning to value yourself without letting others weigh into the equation.
Take a second to pause. Breathe. You have a tendency to distract yourself instead of fully absorbing a moment for what it is. Some of our feelings and thoughts can be stressful, scary, even painful, but know an important part of healing is simply letting yourself feel them.
Reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. You are a creature of comfort, maybe even a homebody, and because of that, sometimes the outside world can slip away from you. Look for areas of disconnection in your life and work on building communication there—you likely won’t regret it.
Remember: Social media is not real life. Don’t put too much stake into what people have to say there. You don’t need their admiration, and you certainly shouldn’t listen to their criticism. If a certain app is making you feel too strongly or obsessively, try to take a break from it for a few days. Remember that strangers—or even acquaintances—should not have so much power over the way you feel.
Uncertainty is a normal part of life. Don’t try to plan your way out of it. Sometimes the healthiest thing you can do is remind yourself that life will happen no matter what—even if that means upending everything you thought you had worked out. Instead of letting it frustrate you, look for the opportunities that can present themselves in unexpected moments.
Not everyone will see the world as you do. It can be frustrating, especially when it often feels like you can so easily put yourself in others’ shoes—yet not everyone can do the same for you. Remind yourself that it’s okay if people don’t always understand—it doesn’t delegitimize your thoughts or feelings.
Forgive those who cannot live up to your expectations. You could choose to not have expectations for them at all, or you could simply choose to show compassion for their humanness. Chances are, they may not have lived up to their expectations of themselves, either. Believe that most people are trying their best.
Do the thing you keep putting off. Whether it’s the responsibility you simply cannot bring yourself to put the effort into or the project you keep ideating without putting in the action, it’s time to sit down and get the work done. Once you start procrastinating, it can feel like the easiest option to keep procrastinating—but it will only make it harder for you later on.
When you have the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, do it. Don’t simply live your life out of obligation to the version of yourself that you think you should be—instead, give yourself the grace to explore who you are without any expectations at all. Adventure can be found in the mundane if you simply allow it to exist.
Put a little more effort into your self-care routine than normal. It can be easy to overlook rest and relaxation, but if you aren’t careful, you might find yourself completely burnt out. Focus on doing the things that make you feel happy, excited, and at peace. Say yes to the things you want to do and no to what you don’t feel like you can handle. It’s time to put yourself first.
Lean into the things that spark your passion. Oftentimes, your feelings of stagnation and lack of motivation can stem from simply getting lost in the dullness of monotony. This is the time to turn to the things that make you feel excited and mentally awake and let those feelings seep into all the different aspects of your life.