How to Boost Your Confidence, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
When you're feeling certain about yourself and the world you live in, you can accomplish pretty much anything.
However, being your most confident self is much more easily said than done. While confidence mantras and pumping yourself up will get you part of the way there, sometimes, you really need to walk the walk before you can talk the talk
Feeling like you're in the need for a confidence boost, lately? Scroll down to your zodiac sign below to find out how to get there.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Exert Yourself
Aries isn't a sign known for lacking in confidence. In fact, their self-assurance is overabundant, and they're known for making impulsive decisions without thoroughly thinking them through. For this sign, we recommend something else—honing that confidence by burning up some of your energy first. Exert yourself, whether that's by going to the gym to lift some weights or do some cardio, by going for a run or through yoga at home. Blowing off some steam will get you to a more even-headed place, allowing that confidence to be better-placed.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Pamper Yourself
Sure, Taurus is known as the sign of dependability and groundedness, but they're also one that appreciates the finest things that life has to offer. When you're feeling like you're not quite yourself, it might be time to stop being stingy and instead treat yourself to something that'll make you feel like a million bucks. Perhaps that's a nice meal, or an article of clothing you've been eyeing for a while. When you're pampered and feeling like a queen, you'll have the confidence it takes to accomplish pretty much anything.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Take the Lead
Sociable Gemini is all about their relationships with the people in their lives. You may find that you lose steam when you're not in strong contact with your friends and family, or if you're just following along or hanging out in the background. To recharge your batteries, it's time to activate your leadership potential. Whether that means taking charge of the group or simply being the one to start new conversations with the people in your life, take the lead, and the confidence will follow.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Get Some Backup
Even though Cancer tends to hide it under their tough shells, they may be the most emotional sign of the zodiac. As much as you want to contain them, all of those intense feelings are not meant to be dealt with on your own! When you're not feeling your most confident, instead of shouldering the entire burden, reach out to that person who always has your back. Confide in them, and if you want actual advice, ask for it. Sometimes, that's all you need to learn to have your own back, too.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Ignore the Haters
Leo, you're usually brimming with confidence. You light up every room you walk into, and you're generally beloved by pretty much anyone. But one of the few things that can get you down is disparaging words from people you admire. It might sting, but all you can do in that case is ignore them. Maintain that sense of cool confidence, and don't let them get to you. Not only will it make you look like you're the one in charge, but it'll make the haters look bad at the same time.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Make a Game Plan
Perfectionist and studious Virgo usually has a handle on things, but overcommitting can also lead them to burnout. If you're not feeling confident that you can accomplish everything you've hoped, or that you don't have a handle on things, let your biggest skills get you back on track. Start by figuring out everything you want to do, and the steps it'll take to do them. From there, break things down further, if needed, and then start setting your priorities. Quickly things can go from overwhelming to manageable, and you'll regain your confidence with each thing you can check off the list.
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Dress to Impress
Peace-keeping Libra is a sign known for maintaining balance and generously adapting to the wants and needs of others around them. Unfortunately, this doesn't always spell confidence. That's why we recommend that Libras develop a truly unique sense of style in order to stand out from the crowd. Even if you struggle to assert yourself with your words, you should assert your existence visually. Make an impression with your looks first, and maybe your words will follow.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Open Up
Scorpio is a sign known for keeping their true thoughts and feelings locked away to everyone but a trusted few, and when your confidence is low, chances are that you'll keep that to yourself. However, to get back to your old self, it's important that you open up. You already know that you choose your friends very wisely. You know they're loyal to you, and will back you up no matter what's going on in that head of yours. Stop being so mysterious and let that person in, and you'll see how much their belief in you helps your confidence.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Satisfy Your Curiosity
When positive and philosophical Sagittarius's confidence dwindles, it's often to do with a sense of boredom that they can't crush. Who is Sag if they're not off adventuring, and discovering everything life has to offer? When this happens, the cure is to simply satisfy your curiosity and follow it wherever it takes you. If something piques your interest, invest in it. Learn something new and exciting and unusual, and you'll find your lust for life returning in no time.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Get It All Done
When Capricorn begins to doubt themselves, it's often in response to being reminded that they're all work and no play. The hard-working sign should remember that they like to work hard, because they see the results of everything they've put into their projects. To maintain your confidence, try getting focused and completing all of your work, first. Being consistent will make you feel like the best possible version of yourself, and from there, you'll be able to see what you can do about making free time for yourself.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Stick to Your Guns
Aquarius is already a confident and independent sign on their own. Because they pave their own paths in life and tend to be a little bit quirky and idiosyncratic, they also tend to have their doubters, but that doesn't mean they should waver. When you're being questioned about something, and your confidence is at stake, try listening to your gut to feel out what's right for you. Your heart will steer you right.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Head to the Water
Pisces is one of the most dreamy and spiritual signs of the zodiac, and therefore, one of the signs most prone to outside influence. If you feel that your confidence is zapped, it might have little to actually do with you, and everything to do with the energy of the people you're around. When you feel that happening, water can be a refreshing energy supply to this watery zodiac sign. If you live near a body of water, or even a manmade pond or river, pay it a visit. Just being by the water can be restorative for your mind and body. If not, a bath or shower is the next best thing.
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