“Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy
We live in a crazy, fast-paced world where we are always on the run, working towards our next big accomplishment or moment of triumph. Somewhere along the way many of us have forgotten about ourselves, failing to find happiness in our daily routines. The result? We are experiencing more stress, negative energy, and personal upset than ever before.
The Merriam-Webster defines ‘peace of mind’ as “a feeling of being safe or protected,” but what does that really mean to you as an individual? If you are looking to take steps towards your own peace of mind, you must first determine what it is that is holding you back from this state. Are you holding onto resentment? Do you welcome toxic people into your life? Do you fail to see the sunshine through life’s rainy days? By focusing on the personality traits associated with each of the zodiac signs, we can predict just what steps you need to take to bring peace to your own life.
The Secret to Discovering True Peace of Mind According to Your Zodiac Sign:
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Confident and impulsive, you live your life on the go at all times. You always have your eye on the prize, but to find peace of mind, you need to begin by creating a balance between work and your personal life. Try to find time to enjoy calming activities like reading your favorite book, crafting or gardening. If you find that you can’t slow your mind down, rather than giving into the temptation to return to work mode, channel that energy into higher intensity activities like a visit to the gym or a run around the block.
Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)
You are stubborn to a fault, and this inability to compromise or bend in any way is often the very reason why you struggle with your peace of mind. As much as you would like to believe that life will always play by your rules, that’s an unrealistic expectation in life. Try to step outside of your comfort zone and just consider the opinions and positions of those around you. You may actually learn something valuable and discover a new approach to life that will bring you increased peace and harmony if you can humble yourself to listen.
Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)
You have so much on the go at all times, that your own health and well-being is often pushed aside, becoming nothing more than an afterthought. The only way that you are going to find peace of mind is to prioritize self-care in your crazy schedule. This includes focusing your attention on whether you are maintaining a balanced diet, getting the sleep that you need and taking some all too important ‘me time’ on a regular basis. Even something as simple as 10 minutes alone with a cup of tea in the morning or a hot bath can make a huge difference!
Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)
While you live your life with your heart on your sleeve, always feeling as compassionate and emotional as you do will eventually take its toll on your overall health and well-being. You are easily hurt, and when that happens you struggle to let it go. Begin by learning to set boundaries to protect yourself from those around you. Then, take some time to focus on your mental, emotional and spiritual health. Schedule in some me-time, meditate, practice yoga, whatever it takes to help you ground yourself and let go of life’s negativity.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 21)
Bold and proud, there is nothing that you won’t face head-on, which often puts you in a leadership position with a great number of followers in this life. While you love knowing that you can lead others in this way, it can be incredibly taxing. Learn the take a step back and allow others to shine from time to time. While it won’t be easy to let go of control, you will ultimately be much happier for it. Find some time in your crazy schedule to focus on the little things that bring you happiness like a favorite hobby or your favorite movie. These little moments are important.
Virgo (Aug 22 – Sept 23)
While your perfectionistic tendencies are likely what has brought you great success in life, always facing the world with such high expectations and overly critical opinions is nothing short of exhausting. How can you find peace of mind if you can’t even live up to the bar that you have set? You easily become trapped within your own mind, and to find peace you need to escape it. Explore physical activities that will distract you from this mental component such as trampolining, dancing and hiking in the peace of nature. Above all else, make sure you’re getting a proper night’s sleep!
Libra (Sept 24 – Oct 23)
While you pride yourself in finding peace and harmony, this desire to always see both sides of every situation can leave you vulnerable and even overly gullible. You need to learn that you can find personal peace even if the world around you is still struggling. Try to engage in activities that allow you to express yourself, releasing the emotions and negative energy that you often hold onto such as music, yoga, meditation painting, dancing or writing. Keep a gratitude journal, recording all the different things you personally have to be thankful for, even if the world around you is currently a mess.
Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22)
You live your life with an intense passion that no one else will even begin to understand, however, this passion can border on obsession if you don’t make the effort to keep yourself in check – especially if things aren’t quite going your way. Don’t allow yourself to reach the point of feeling overwhelmed before you take some time off, focusing on your self-care. Engage in calming activities such as a hot bubble bath, listening to soothing music or practicing meditation, always focusing on the here and now rather than allowing your mind to wander to whatever you are currently obsessing over.
Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22)
Upbeat and adventurous, you are at peace when you are actively living out your wildest dreams, however, when life forces you to slow down or settle in one place you quickly develop cabin fever. Learn to find activities that you enjoy which can channel this over the top energy such as fast-paced sports, running or activities are your local gym. To help relieve the negative feelings associated with being ‘trapped,’ try to focus on the joy you find each and every day in your current life.
Capricorn (Dec 23 – Jan 20)
Practical and disciplined, you live every day of your life by a rigid schedule and list of rules, with no room for compromise. While this may appear to be the best approach, this can lead to pessimistic or negative thinking, or even create a divide between you and the people around you. Focus on your relationships, making time regularly to just enjoy life with the people you love. Remember that you don’t always have to be productive, sometimes just having fun is enough. Most importantly, as crazy as it may sound, give yourself permission to be happy.
Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
You are a unique individual and a total free spirit at heart, however, as you face the real world and attempt to find the balance between being true to yourself and fitting into society’s expectations you may struggle to find peace in your life. Begin by giving yourself permission to be YOU, even if it doesn’t neatly fit into a box for society. Make time in your life for the things that make you happy, and don’t sacrifice this time for anyone or anything. Finally, engage in yoga or meditation for the purpose of practicing present-moment awareness, letting go of past hurts and experiences and living in the moment.
Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
Imaginative and romantic, you genuinely believe that the world can be a better, more beautiful place, however, that leaves you struggling to find peace in your current reality. There is nothing wrong daydreaming about what could be, and spending time with your head in the clouds, but try to come down to Earth once in a while. Learn to accept that just because the world isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring some elements of your ‘dream life’ into your day to day routine. Watch for signs of self-pity, as you can easily find yourself trapped in that dark pit and refuse to allow yourself to accept that role. There is always a silver lining if you just take the time to look.