You’re incredibly curious, with a penchant for measured unpredictability. While you appreciate and enjoy new experiences, you also need time to draw inward to process your moods and emotions. A team player with plenty of new creative ideas to bring to the table, you’re easily approachable, patient, and compassionate as you seek to understand the bigger picture.
You tend to keep your mind on the broad scheme of things at work, ensuring everyone keeps sight of the end goal more than getting hung up on the details.
You’re very selective in your friends and tend to make close bonds with those who can engage you in deep and meaningful conversation. People know they can talk to you about anything, and that you’ll be there for them when needed.
Your communication skills and willingness to try new things keeps your family appreciating the variety life has to offer, while taking time for yourself when you need it.
Super Self Care
Feed your desire for variety while making sure to make self-care a priority by exploring new, low-key activities. Is there a new exhibit at the art museum you haven’t seen yet? A painting or writing class you’ve been interested to try that would be a good outlet for your creativity? The goal is to carve out time to seek new experiences that also ground you, rather than deplete you.
Remember: It’s OK to be a people pleaser some of the time, but you also need to find people who can please you. If everyone always feels like they can come to you, check in with yourself and make sure you also have people you can go to when you need them. If those aren’t your friends right now, add a mentor, therapist, or life coach to your network. Some of the most powerful women credit their success to their network and even though you’re usually the one with the big ideas, it’s OK to have help sometimes.
Pensive moods come easily to you and there is much power to be found in self-reflection. Daily journaling is an excellent tool for self-care, so get those notebooks and pens ready! Writing what’s goin your mind out on paper can help you process how you’re feeling and encourage you to focus on the positive. It also helps keep you out of brooding territory. Take a stab at writing about your day just before bed and you’ll get out any thoughts that will keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Strategies for Stressful Times
Sweat it out. During times of stress, exercise can be your best friend—get that body moving and reap the benefits of a clearer head post-workout, plus all those feel-good endorphins that’ll be released.Sign up for ClassPass and try a new fitness studio in your neighborhood. You can try something crazy like a trampoline workout or even rock climbing if there’s a studio nearby. Bring a friend for motivation. And yes, living room dance parties totally count as exercise.
Know that you are the one that says “yes” or “no” to everything in your life. If you’re saying “yes” so much that it’s becoming detrimental to you, you need to remember your obligation to yourself. Making plans with yourself IS making plans. Just because you’re always the one to drop everything and assist at work, doesn’t mean that has to be your role today. There are ways to say “no” with a smile that are positive, professional, and work in your favor—whether it’s at work, with your family/friends, or your significant other.
Be extra aware of your internal dialogue: are you speaking to yourself kindly, or are negative thoughts running the show? Stress can wreak havoc on positive thought patterns. Notice when you’re using words like “always,” “never,” “worst,” “ever,” and other extremes, then start nixing them. Talk to yourself the way you would talk to your best friend.
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