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It seems like stress is ever-present in the modern lifestyle. We’re always running from one appointment to the next, struggling to stay on top of our work loads and maintain strong relationships with friends and family. All that stress is bound to weigh on your thoughts, creating negativity that makes everything harder — especially relaxing. Here are a few tips targeted at specific zodiac signs to help you quiet the negative thoughts and unwind after a long and grueling work week.
Aries has peculiarly high levels of stamina and endurance, so any sort of long-lasting warm relaxation is perfect for you. Try out a sweat lodge or infrared heat lamp to warm your muscles and get rid of toxins.
Leos would rather be under the sun, your astrology symbol, so a day at the beach soaking up rays would work wonders on your tired, negative mind. Add a vigorous activity like swimming or hiking, and you’ll feel the stress seep out of you
Sagittarius is flighty as well as warm-blooded, so traveling to a warmer climate is ideal for you. Try booking a spa package on a cruise to get the relaxation and vacation all in one.
Cancer enjoys the water, but the most relaxing activity requires being wrapped up and slathered in it. Crabs don’t particularly enjoy the open ocean, so a seaweed wrap or mud rub would work wonders on negative thoughts.
True to their lavish natures, Scorpios prefer the finer water treatments available at the most luxurious spas. Vichy showers and rose petal baths beckon your world-weary soul.
It should be no surprise that Pisces, the fish, loves to be submerged. Pools, ponds, lakes, oceans — any large body of water will melt the stress right out of your mind. Swimming and lounging are perfect activities, though a nice dry nap to soothe pruned fingers might be in order every few hours.
Taurus is a traditionalist at heart, so the more exotic treatments will just make you more stressed. Instead, opt for the basic packages, like facials, manicures and pedicures, and try to find spas with fewer people to decrease your natural tendency toward social anxiety.
Virgo is most relaxed when being frugal, so the more opulent activities are not for you. Try simple treatments like aromatherapy or massage to soothe your troubled mind; if you spend more, you’ll just find yourself more stressed than when you started.
Capricorn also is one to avoid anything too complicated. The goat is attracted to simple and easy beauty, so basic treatments like makeup application or hair styling will suffice. These routine activities may seem boring, but anything more bizarre may work your mind back up into a frenzy of negativity.
Gemini, unlike the down-home Earth signs, loves to experiment, so the more exotic the activity, the better. Travel in itself, especially to places with profound historical value, will bring you out of your day-to-day mindset. If you can’t get away, try a foreign relaxation technique, like Asian mediation.
Libra is guided by air that circulates slowly, so slow, meditative activities are best for clearing your mind. Yoga, Tai Chi and chanting are beneficial, as are retreats to a healthful countryside.
Aquarians love anything futuristic — if a spa treatment involves a laser, you are likely interested in it. Investigate other high-tech relaxation techniques, like infrared saunas, for these will distract your mind from your troubling thoughts.
Every individual is different, but our signs help guide us toward activities we’ll likely enjoy. If you are having trouble dispelling your negative thoughts, see if your zodiac can show you the best way to clear your mind and experience the positivity inherent in existing.