If You're A Taurus, This Is How To Boost Your Mood

If you were born under the sign of the Bull, you are all about home and hearth, and you know how to make your space a place of peace and refuge. To be relaxing at peace in beautiful, yet comfortable surroundings, indulging in sumptuous treats, while surrounded by the ones you love — this is Taurus' idea of heaven. While heaven on earth is not easily achieved, Tauruses are very clever about making use of what resources they do have in order to create a happy place where they, like that famous fellow bull Ferdinand, can sit and smell the flowers. No, this isn't self-indulgence or laziness. Instead, as per the Oxford English Dictionary, what you're actually doing comes under the heading of self-care, a word they define as "the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness." Congrats, Taurus, you've been on top of this trend since long before it became a buzzword!

Chances are, you're probably already doing a lot of cooking because to a Taurus, nothing says lovin' like something from the oven. You may also enjoy gardening or crafting or pampering yourself with soothing, scented bubble baths, and there's a good chance you're getting some snuggles from a furry friend even if the humans in your life aren't the huggy type. There is one aspect of self-care, though, that Taurus is less apt to embrace than other signs, but it's nonetheless necessary for their health and well-being.

Make exercise a priority

While you may not want to do it, Taurus, you're really going to have to pry yourself out of that overstuffed sofa and lace up your sneakers. Like it or not, any sustainable self-care routine needs to mix in a little exercise. California Psychics do suggest, though, that you can soothe your soul even as you're sweating by enjoying the scenery on a nice long hike. Sure, your feet might be aching by the end, but your eyes will rejoice in the glories of nature, should you have any close to hand. If not, you can always go for a long walk around the block (and then maybe reward yourself with an ice cream bar from that friendly paletera passing by).

You could also consider doing a little weightlifting to make you "Strong like bull." No need to go out to a gym if you don't want to. In fact, you can even start lifting with items you already have around the house. After you've had your workout, and your downtime as well, Taurus, there's one final thing you need to do to stay in tip-top shape: don't forget to get a good night's sleep! If you have any trouble with this, try a delicious, yet relaxing, cup of lavender tea, a beverage studies say can actually improve the quality (as well as the quantity) of your sleep (via Medical News Today).