Libras are happiest when their friends and family are happy, but they often sacrifice their own needs in the process. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to lose sight of yourself and end up stressed out and anxious.
It’s crucial for your wellbeing to find the balance between taking care of yourself and others. Here are some ideas:
1. Learn how to say “no” with love
Learn to smile when you say, “no” to people. It takes the edge off of their denied request. Say it with love. If you need to, you can even say things like, “I love you, I think that’s a great idea, and I’ll need to lovingly decline your request.”
2. Set boundaries with your family for alone time
Family situations can be complex when you’re trying to get some downtime. Start by introducing your family members to the idea of being self-sufficient in as many areas as possible.
Teach your kids to do their laundry and start enforcing chore routines. Set aside a period of time (30 minutes or an hour) when you cannot be disturbed save for a life-threatening emergency. Go into a quiet space, shut the door, and lock it. Enforce this rule strictly, and don’t compromise even if a voice on the other side of the door says, “I just have a quick question.” If it’s not an emergency, it can wait.
3. Be aware of what triggers you to sacrifice yourself
What causes you to sacrifice your own needs? Do you find it difficult to say no to social invitations? Are you trying to impress your employer by working nonstop around the clock? What’s so important that you’d sacrifice your time for self-care?
These questions might be tough to answer. Sometimes, everything feels like a priority, even other people’s demands for your time.
How do you discover where your weaknesses are when you don’t see them right away? One thing you can do is check in with astrology. Astrology can help you understand yourself in ways you may not realize.
Read your Libra horoscope today, and see what astrologers have to say about what you’re dealing with. You might be surprised to have your suspicions confirmed about where you’re compromising yourself for others.
4. Develop a self-care routine
Once you train your family to respect your need for time alone, what will you do with your time? Whatever makes you feel good, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
Although a self-care routine can see like an indulgence, it’s necessary for your health. “Self-care is often underrated in its impact,” says Katie Krimer, a therapist from New York. “Even the smallest of gestures can help reduce overall stress, make you feel more present amidst anxiety, and remind you that you’re worth taking care of.”
Your self-care routine might include getting your nails done, going to a movie, soaking in a hot tub, or getting an infrared sauna treatment. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it makes you feel good.
5. Find entertainment that makes you laugh
There’s no reason to be so serious all the time. Find something that makes you laugh so hard you cry, and indulge yourself in that as often as possible. Maybe you have a favorite standup comedian or a favorite funny YouTube star. Perhaps you enjoy watching comedies on Netflix. Whatever your source for humor is, take a large dose whenever you can.
6. Practice gratitude
Being grateful for your life is wonderful, but being grateful for no specific reason is even better. Practice gratitude for everything from the warmth of the sun to the dirt you walk on. Be in gratitude as you move throughout your day, and you’ll automatically find yourself laughing and smiling.
Live a life worth living
Once you find the balance between taking care of yourself and others, life will begin to feel easy and free. You’ll start to enjoy life more and more until one day you won’t be able to imagine your life any other way.