We have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. On one hand, it’s always good to establish goals so you can work toward being the best version of yourself. And on the other hand, WE DON’T WANNA. Change is hard, guys, and we always feel horrible about ourselves when we inevitably give up on our resolutions like 2 hours into January.
With that being said, maybe we’d be more inclined to following our 2017 resolutions if they had a fun, zodiac-based twist? We’re going to go ahead and hope this will work because we already contacted astrologer Jessica Adams to get the scoop. Now, please stars, help us make resolutions that are right for us…
Resolution: Be your own best friend.
If you were to give us a peek at your planner, we have a feeling we’d see plenty of get-togethers on your schedule. That’s because you are one who thrives around others. You love to spend time with friends and loved ones, who make you feel supported and as though you have what it takes to push forward during times of chaos. However, it’s important for you to remember that you can be your own best friend. Without a doubt, you are strong enough to go your own way and pave your own path. Though surrounding yourself with cool people is great, you should resolve to spend more time with yourself in the name of self-care.
Resolution: Find new ways to channel your imagination.
Reality can be scary place, which is why you often use your imagination to get away from it all. With your artistic and romantic sensibilities, it isn’t hard for you to find solace in the right side of your brain. In fact, it’s likely that you already have your favorite medium of expression, whether it be painting, singing, dancing, pottery, or something else that’s just as creative. However, there is probably something out there you haven’t tried as a channel for your imagination. Maybe it’s illustration, nail design, writing, or a hobby your friends have been telling you to consider forever. Well, now’s the perfect time to get going!
Resolution: Don’t be afraid to take a step back.
You are a leader if we ever saw one, since you have a personality built for taking charge and storming ahead. Now, thanks to your determination and confidence, we can imagine that others willingly let you take the lead. After all, they know that you are the one to get the job done. Yet, this can all be pretty exhausting, right? That’s why we think, this coming year, you should start to accept that it’s okay to give someone else the reins. This would be especially beneficial if you are the leader of a team at work or in your community, since you can learn and grow from a different perspective.
Resolution: Find common ground.
Your practical nature is a huge part of who you are — which is wonderful, since it makes you a seriously dependable champ. This, coupled with your love of stability, can also make you the type of person who’s set in their ways. While it’s great to know what you want and to take control of your own destiny, you have to remember the importance of compromise. Oftentimes, if someone doesn’t agree with you, you tend to fight for your side with the hope that others will see things your way. However, there is always a way to find middle ground, and it’s often much more pleasant than allowing a disagreement to get the best of you.
Resolution: Find a source of stability.
Every day is different — especially for you, Gemini. With your easily bored personality, you find your mood changing often and, while that’s not a bad thing, it can cause you to feel as though you are on an emotional rollercoaster. Fortunately, you are an adaptable person, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work to find a comforting source of stability in your life. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work to care for yourself amidst chaos. Some suggestions: Listen to music that keeps you on an even keel, take walks whenever you’re feeling particularly stressed, and you can even keep track of your moods and what causes them in a journal. Do whatever provides you with a sense of stability.
Resolution: Understand that all emotions are good emotions.
Just like Gemini, we can picture you being on an emotional rollercoaster during your day-to-day life — but you’re definitely in the first row. What we mean by this is that you experience your emotions HARD. When you feel sad, you really feel sad. And when you feel happy, you might as well be floating on cloud nine. With that being said, just like everyone else, we bet you categorize your emotions as either “negative” or “positive” (because same). Despite that, we think it’s essential that everyone remember it’s human to feel, that it’s okay to be sad sometimes, and that there is nothing negative about it. Ultimately, we should accept our emotions as they are and allow ourselves to simply be.