Reach out to the people you haven’t spoken to in a while. Sometimes we get so caught up in the rush of life that we accidentally neglect our friends and loved ones. But there are people out there who miss you, who worry that maybe they don’t mean as much to you as they once did, who would be absolutely ecstatic to hear from you. It’ll be good for you, too—as much as you love the excitement of the future, there can be so much comfort in the people of your past. Let them recharge you.
This is your reminder that compromise isn’t just important, it’s often necessary. You are incredibly strong-willed, which is both your biggest strength and your biggest downfall. You don’t always want to budge on your vision because you’re so sure that you know what’s right. But don’t discount others’ visions because you think you know better, and don’t discount the opinions of your loved ones just because you don’t think they know enough. If all you care about is getting your way, you may win the battle, but you’ll lose much more than you intended.
You have the amazing ability to connect with all kinds of people, so here’s your reminder to use that superpower for good. Be someone’s listening ear when they feel ignored by the world; invite them into your inner circle when they feel alone. If you have a resource someone else needs and you have the ability to share it with them, choose to. You know how tough the world can be for people, so when you have the chance, choose to be the light in their darkness.
Be careful about letting your insecurities and anxieties get the best of you. Everyone questions themselves every now and then, but it’s important to realize that, more often than not, we’re harder on ourselves than necessary. Remind yourself that as long as you’re doing your best, you’re doing enough. Remind yourself that even when it doesn’t feel like it, you are enough.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the things that we want that we forget to fully appreciate the things we already have. That doesn’t mean we should settle for bad situations or give up on our dreams, but life gets a little easier when you take the time to step out of your mindset of wanting more and instead practicing gratitude. Remember: Just because you might not have everything you want doesn’t mean you don’t have anything.
There’s nothing wrong with resting in your comfort zone every now and then, but don’t get so comfortable there that you forget the rest of the world that lives outside of it. How many new opportunities are waiting for you just out of reach? How many life-changing experiences and people have you not encountered yet? Change can be scary, but it’s also transformative.
You are the kind of person who cares so much about others oftentimes to the point of selflessness, but please don’t overlook your own needs. This is your sign to step back and look at the ways you may be neglecting your own well-being right now—are you looking out for your mental health? Are you prioritizing your own responsibilities? Are you being mindful about where you’re putting your energy? You cannot give from an empty cup, so please work on filling yours first.
You have a tendency to be defensive because you fear getting hurt. While this is an understandable reaction, it’s also possible that your need to protect yourself is getting in your own way. How many people have you written off because you were afraid to give them a chance? How many mistakes have you condemned people for without giving them the chance to be forgiven? It’s okay to protect yourself, but be careful that you aren’t closing off yourself—and your heart—to the world.
You have a lot of big ideas but don’t always follow through with them, either because you don’t have the motivation or because putting them into action feels too daunting. But this is your reminder that big actions are a series of small steps. You can start by doing small things today—changing a habit, making a plan, planting those first seeds. We need big thinkers like you, but sometimes you have to start by thinking small first.
Take a moment to really think about the ways you have grown in the past few years. Are there things you’re proud of? If so, give yourself the credit you deserve—you should absolutely feel good about the things you’ve done to get here. Are there things you’re disappointed in? Now is the time to commit to changing bad habits or making the first moves to get your life to where you want it to be. Life is about learning and growing, so don’t forget to take note of the lessons you’ve collected along the way.
Sometimes we get so blinded by our disappointments that we stop noticing the good around us. We think about the opportunities we lost out on instead of the unexpected blessings we’ve received; we think about the people we’ve lost along the way instead of the people who are still here for us. Sometimes we get so upset that something didn’t work out that we ignore the fact that maybe it was all for a reason—and something better is waiting for us once the time is right.
You have a bad habit of waiting on the stars to align and the universe to come together for you. It’s true that sometimes you have to wait for the right time, but it’s also true that if you’re always waiting for things to happen to you, you’re going to miss out on a lot of opportunities. Sometimes you have to take the leap and make the first moves to get the things that you really want out of life. It can be scary, but I promise you it’s worth it.