“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
― Dr. Seuss
Every morning as I wake up, I throw a quick, regretful look at my enthusiastically scribbled-on post-it from last night about the things I am going to begin to do for myself- that shall make all the difference. If you are like me, you must know that it is easier to keep a list of things to do for yourself and so very difficult to actually do them. But every day is a new opportunity and I believe those who say ‘it’s never too late to start.’ So, if you are looking for some handy inspiration about things you could do for yourself, look no further. Begin small- one step at a time.
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Here are some of the best things to do for yourself, stamped with all the approval in the universe:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
It’s not possible to do all things in life- there will always be something that you’ll miss; and that’s life. The fact that you always want to keep rushing makes you ignorant of all that you have at the moment. Hence, the best way you can do something good for yourself is by stopping for once and making yourself feel the joy and pleasure that the moment has to offer. Take a moment to appreciate what you do and take note of all the small details that make your life rich.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You love your comfort zone and are extremely reluctant to do something out of the box. But it’s time you change for good. Do something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Do something that has always brought out the word ‘NEVER’ from your lips. Well, do it! Once you start doing such things, you’ll not only be expanding your world that earlier, was confined to home, but also your life. In this way, you regain power from things you wouldn’t normally do, ‘cause ultimately, “It’s your life, make it large.”
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You start doing things you love, but are never able to finish them due to reasons like work or something else. This time, make it a point to tick them off your list. This will give you a sense of empowerment and you’ll feel happy on doing things you’ve always wanted to do. It’s very difficult to finish off what people start so enthusiastically; if you start trying new things and finish them, you’ll win over yourself and earn a new respect for yourself. This gives you a freedom on a whole new level and you feel happy.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
When work or extreme stress gets the hold of you, you seek comfort in the arms of your home. So you have to make sure that this place of retreat for you is a place that relieves you of all your stress and anxieties. Diminish the blaze of the crap that burns your eyes; throw away the excess weight of burdens that hold you down because it’s time to be present for your own self. Take your own time, have your own space and make sure you have a calm space that reflects your own calm self.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You need to find gratitude so that you can stop for a while and notice what you have in life. You’ve always received all that you want and you’re so used to getting all the attention you crave that now you’ve totally lost the will to appreciate the things you already have. Find gratitude and be thankful for things that you have in your life. Only by doing this will you realize how lucky you are and that life is worth living for and with others. This realization makes you grounded in the present, consequently making you happy.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You love perfection and being a perfectionist matters the most to you. Eventually, when you find your imperfections climbing up their way to the top, you suffer an emotional breakdown. This is extremely silly. Know that perfection is dull and tedious and everybody abhors it. Knowing that no one is perfect and you need not be as well, will help you make peace with yourself. It will make you realize that it’s alright if you’re not perfect-nobody is. This way you’ll be less critical about others and yourself, thereby making yourself happy.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You need to slow down a bit and relax for a while. There are a number of small things that will help you rejuvenate your present dull outlook on life. Sip in the small moments of perpetual happiness like your cat’s soft fur, dew drops on tiny green leaves, old couples walking at dusk in parks, the sunset on the ocean, etc. Don’t punish yourself for nothing at all and know that you won’t be committing a crime by allowing yourself to fall for these little moments that matter a lot. This will help you focus on the positive aspects of your life, thus building a sense of optimistic attitude towards life.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You can go from all happy and smiling to I-could-kill-someone enraged in a matter of seconds. The most worthy advice for someone like you would be to stop fretting over petty issues like someone taking your parking spot at the mall and know that not everything in life is worth the drama. The world is not your enemy, so stop taking everything as a sign of disregard or contempt. Don’t hold grudges against anyone and learn to forgive and forget the small things that don’t really matter. Once you start practicing this, you’ll find yourself happy and free.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You’re a jolly person who loves to laugh and make others laugh too. However, you need to challenge yur brain with something tht more than grazes the surface. Seek out intellectually stimulating environs, mentally challenging pursuits and enjoy the thrill. Read something substantial that will excite your curiosity. Learning is an extremely important aspect of your persona. Consequently, you’ll feel freer and love the *feeling* of expanding your horizons. Growth and knowledge are the two pillars of your happiness and excitement in life.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You’re a selfless person; on top of that, you’re a workaholic. As a result, you tend to be tetchy and grumpy towards others as well as yourself. So it is best recommended for you to take some time off work and spend it on yourself, thinking about things you like, doing things you like and going to places you like. Limit your work-phone time so that you finally find time to do things you have always wanted to do. This is what will set you free and will help you get rid of your crankiness, eventually making you love yourself.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Your independence is commendable but it’s of no use if you are not even brave enough to admit that sometimes, you depend on others, that you need to. There’s no harm in admitting it- it comes from a position of strength. It takes courage to ask for help from someone. It takes courage to admit that you’re not a know-it-all and that there are some things that you cannot do on your own. Do not shy away from people to ask for help when you need it. You’ll be amazed to know that there are so many people out there who are willing to help you, thereby making the world a happy place to live in.
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Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Don’t ever diminish your own value just because others like it. Never undermine your self-respect because others like it that way. The more you tear yourself down, the more you’ll start disregarding yourself. Treat yourself well; pamper yourself and polish your self-esteem because nobody is worth breaking yourself for. Don’t change into a self-centered person, but at the same time, have faith in your abilities and fly sky high. Only then will you have a positive approach towards life.
What’s the thing you are going to do for yourself, today? Tell us in the comments below.
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