So many women, especially mothers, find themselves tending to the needs of others, whether it is their spouses, kids, or parents, and they get their homes taken care of while they have very little energy left to care for themselves. Therefore, they consistently keep putting their needs on the back burner.
Many of these women are working at a full-time job too. As a result, many women burn out and keep attempting to pour from an empty cup when they can’t. That is why on July 24th, which is International Self-Care Day, women who are constantly tending to the needs of others must take that day to focus on their needs first. Now let’s review the best self-care advice for women based on their zodiac sign.
Aries – Do An Intense Workout Each Morning
Aries, you are full of energy, and when you do not feel you are tending to your needs enough, you will become aggressive. Because your sign is the first fire sign, your main focus is yourself, and it is natural for you to care for your needs first. However, you have other factors in your horoscope that will influence you too, which is why you may become a wife and a mother, and you cannot get away from responsibility even if you choose not to become those things. Therefore, you may become feral if you neglect your needs.
The best way to combat this is to give yourself time for an intense cardio workout each morning to release that pent-up energy and focus on your duties without feeling you are missing out on self-care.
Taurus – Get Ample Rest
Taurus, you are hard-working and reliable, and your tenacity is part of your nature, so you will tire out quickly. And since you have a strong, stubborn streak which is why you are ambitious, you will get very upset if you do not have the energy to complete a time-consuming and energy-consuming task.
The best self-care advice for you is to get ample rest. Ensure you get no fewer than six hours of good-quality sleep each night (seven to eight hours is ideal) and get some time to rest and recharge during the day. That way, you will keep up with your demands.
Gemini – Take A Meditative Walk
Gemini, you are communicative, you think a lot, and you also like to socialize. However, the stuff in your head can become overwhelming to the point that it gets in the way of your decisiveness and logic. The best thing you can do regarding self-care is to take a meditative walk daily, even for ten minutes. That is enough to clear your mind to think and communicate effectively. Ideally, you would want to walk outdoors as getting in touch with nature is best for you.
However, if the weather does not allow it, whether it is too hot or rainy or the day is unusually cold, you can always head to a quiet place like the library to do that. Allowing yourself to clear your mind is the best thing you can do.
Cancer – Have An Energy-Filled But Nutritious Breakfast Each Morning
Cancer, you are emotional, and your family and home mean everything to you. That is why you want to do everything you can to keep up with the housework and to work up a storm cooking for your family, and you do that even if you have a full-time job whether you work from home or not (you prefer to work from home if you had the choice).
Eating a high-energy and nutritious breakfast is The best way to keep up with those demands. You don’t want to grab a fast-food sandwich for breakfast as that is mostly empty calories, not providing you with the nutrition you need. Ensure that you have a high-energy but highly nutritious breakfast, such as a banana with bran cereal, peanut butter on toast with fruit, or even steak and eggs would be decent.
Leo – Get In Touch With Your Creative Side
Leo, you are creative and have an extravagant side, but you get frustrated quickly, especially if you feel you are doing more for others and not getting enough back. And if you are dealing with many family responsibilities, whether it is motherhood or caring for elderly or sick parents, or if you are in the sandwich generation, you will feel this a lot which will dull your shine.
That is why the best self-care advice for you is to get in touch with your creative side. Do some painting, make a tie-dye shirt, make some jewelry and pottery, and even do some creative writing. That way, you can channel your frustrations in a way that makes you happy.
Virgo – Do Some Singing
Virgo, you are highly analytical and detail-oriented, and you get stressed easily. You can be a perfectionist, which will stress you even more. It is easy to say to sit and meditate for a while, but there is better self-care advice, which is singing. Sing away your frustration. Sing in the shower, sing while you are driving, and sing while cooking and cleaning. That will help clear the angst. Invest in a waterproof shower radio if you have not yet done this.
Try singing away your frustrations for a few days, and you will see that your stress levels are more manageable. And you can really get into the groove when you do this.
Libra – Go To The Spa
Libra, you are the one who invests so much time in relationships, and sometimes you forget that you need love too. And you struggle to express how you feel because you don’t want to bring on any conflict as you fear you could say something that upsets someone. That brings on extra stress.
And since beauty is essential to you, you will want to treat yourself by going to the spa. Get a massage to remove any tension in your shoulders, back, and legs. Get a facial so you feel fresher, and get a manicure and pedicure. After a day at the spa, you will feel much better and refreshed.
Scorpio – Go Swimming
Scorpio, you are intense, which can stress you out a lot, but you hold your feelings in because you do not like to appear vulnerable, which is why the stress gets to you a lot more, which can have some dire consequences for your mental and physical health. However, there is a self-care tip that can help you tremendously, which is going swimming. You have a water sign and a connection to the water. That is not a surprise.
When you are swimming, you will be able to relax and release all of your tension, and it will be a natural way to do it because of being a water sign. Therefore, go to your local community center or one near you, as most have a pool. If you are fortunate and have a pool, you can swim to your heart’s content.
Sagittarius – Spend Time In Nature
Sagittarius, you are always on the go and love to head over to the next adventure, as you could travel all your life if you could. And it is great to have the desire to explore and to have so much enthusiasm about what life can offer; you need to slow down and process everything you experience.
The best thing you can do is slow down and take some time to spend in nature. Take in your surroundings, which will help you slow down and process your experiences. Therefore, you can appreciate them more, and spending time in nature is good for your mind, body, and soul. The more you do that, the more you will see that is true.
Capricorn – Low-Intensity Exercise
Capricorn, you are very ambitious and business-oriented. You are a high achiever and will not stop working until you complete a project. You can burn out quickly since you take on so much. It complicates things more if you have a family on top of that.
However, the good news is that there is a self-care ritual that you can utilize each morning before you begin to work, which will energize you and help you release stress. That is doing a low-intensity exercise routine each morning. You can do yoga, pilates, stretching, and you can even take a walk. It does not have to be intense, as an intense workout may be stressful for you. Do some light exercises, and you will get on with your day much better.
Aquarius – Take A Soothing Bath
Aquarius, you are progressive, and your mind is constantly busy. You cannot stop thinking because you are thinking of the newest invention or trend and what is to come. You cannot quiet your mind if someone tells you to do that. Therefore, the best self-care ritual for you is to take a soothing bath each night before you head to bed.
Add some lavender and chamomile to help and some Himalayan salt, and soak it all in as you will feel your worries and concerns neutralize. That way, you will also not think too much about anything before you go to bed, which is why the evening bath, for a good half-hour, will be very helpful to you.
Pisces – Bedtime Ritual
Pisces, you are imaginative and dreamy, and intuitive. You may be prone to stressful nights and nightmares because your imagination is active. You need to have a bedtime ritual where you can relax so you can sleep peacefully. That means using a diffuser and adding your essential oil of choice that will calm you down, which often is lavender.
However, there are others, such as chamomile. Turn your screens off, and keep the lights off or down to a minimum of a half hour before you sleep. Put on some soothing and meditative music that can help you sleep quickly. You will feel better if you can do this and get into a good sleeping pattern.
Not enough women take the best care of themselves because they put their needs last while caring for everyone else. And this speaks volumes for mothers who end up losing their identities by being moms, and they forget who they are. July 24th is International Self-Care Day, the day for anyone to remember to honor their needs and wants and take care of themselves. Especially if they are caregivers or parents who are also managing so many other responsibilities that have to do with managing their home, giving extra to their partners, and working if they do. Burnout is the consequence of not utilizing enough self-care.