One step at a time.
The new year is here and we are sure that your bad-ass self has already got a killer list of resolutions. It feels good, doesn’t it? A fresh start to a long year of self-improvement and betterment.
Feeling in control of our lives and our destiny is empowering AF and just the act of writing down those goals makes it real.
If you really want to accomplish your goals for leveling up your life, focus is KEY — but trying to do way too much at once can be detrimental.
While your list may be full of goodies that will help you finally tighten up your backside, get through that novel or take the first step towards a business idea, you may need to think a bit more deeply about where you put your focus.
According to your zodiac sign, there may be certain things you should focus on this year more than others. Your astrological sign is pretty darn telling of your personality and figuring out your weaknesses based on these traits can really help you focus on what actions will be the most beneficial to your life.
So, if you need a little guidance on the things you need to focus on this year, look no further than your very own zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Think Before You Act
There has been more than just a few times that you wanted to kick yourself for the way you acted in the past. Maybe it was lashing out at your partner for no reason or being snarky to your mom; regardless, your behavior was less than ideal and even a little embarrassing.
You constantly struggle with being moody and short-tempered and usually do something impulsive or aggressive because of it. Focus on thinking before you act this year and you won’t feel as guilty.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Loosen Up
Life doesn’t have to be as hard as you make it out to be. Instead of being so stubborn and uncompromising all of the time, just loosen the hell up for once.
Experiment by going with the flow and letting someone else make the plans for once. When something doesn’t go your way, just try to see the good side and go on with your life.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Get Rid of Toxic People
Just because you hate to be alone doesn’t mean that you should surround yourself with just anyone. In efforts to be social and a good friend, you often spend too much energy on people who aren’t good for you.
Instead of giving your time to just anyone, take the time to evaluate who your real friends are and focus on them instead.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Be Honest With Yourself
You are an emotional being and sometimes you let them get the best of you. There are many times when you go against your better judgment because of your emotional state and act in ways that can be detrimental.
Don’t let your emotions lie to you about things that really matter. Reflect on your feelings but be honest with yourself when it comes to what is best for you.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Don’t Take Things So Personally
While you may be the center of your universe, you aren’t the center of everyone else’s. You tend to over-analyze everything and make things about yourself, causing you to take things too personally.
Just because your boss asked you to do something doesn’t mean that they hate you or think you are dumb. Just learn to relax and stop thinking that everything is about you.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Take Care of Yourself
It’s not a bad thing that you like to help others and allow everyone around you to take center stage. You work hard (a little too hard sometimes) and are often so self-critical that it’s crippling.
Stop trying to please and help everyone this year and take some time to care about yourself. Stop thinking that what you do isn’t good enough and start praising yourself for what you get accomplished.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Be Happy On Your Own
OK, so you don’t like being alone. That’s fine and all but depending on others for your own happiness can be stifling.
Take some time to be alone and find out what it is you like about yourself and what you like to do. Being happy with your very own company can be more liberating than you know.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Learn To Trust
Your distrusting and jealous tendencies are just as destructive to you as the people they are aimed at. Honestly, isn’t it tiring to constantly wonder if your partner is out cheating on you or if your best friends are talking about you behind your back.
Chill out and just learn to trust in the people that are closest to you. Life will seem a whole lot easier.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Get To Know People
Being independent is a fantastic quality to have but sometimes you let it stop you from getting to know people. While you are focusing so hard on your freedom and achieving goals, you are letting personal relationships fall to the wayside.
Invest more of your time in getting to know people and you may be surprised how much joy they bring to your life.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Let Life Happen
You are superb at making life plans and achieving your goals. Being in control of what happens to you on a daily basis is one of your favorite feelings but sometimes you plan way too much.
Without making room for spontaneity, you are actually missing out on some of life’s very best surprises. When you plan your whole life out, you are essentially missing out.
Try to find that balance and let life happen to you once in a while.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Make Real Connections
Although you hate expressing too much emotion, it’s emotion that helps people make deep connections. Since you hate being bored and enjoy having fun with friends, you are often out making acquaintances, but your lack of emotion causes you to never make any real deep connections.
Try to spend more time with people and get to know what is going on inside their heads.
Pisces (February 19 - March): Cut People Out
You are notorious for being that selfless friend who will do anything for anyone. Being there for your friends is something that you take pride in but sometimes people take advantage of this.
Learn which friends actually appreciate what you do for them and reciprocate your efforts. Anyone who abuses your kindness needs to be cut out.