If You're An Aries, This Is How To Boost Your Mood

See that fearless kindergartner tackling every climbing apparatus on the playground? That boss who has a million ideas and a my-way-or-the-highway attitude to go along with them? That party-throwing friend who can get even the shyest guests to play Cards Against Humanity? Chances are, they were all born between March 20 and April 19. People with birthdays in that time frame are fortunate enough to be under the astrological sign of Aries the Ram. Per Astrostyle, Aries at their best are dynamic leaders, fearless and heroic, willing to take on any challenge and break down any barrier (those rams' horns are powerful). As befits the head of the Western zodiac, the Aries-born are trendsetters who like to stand out from the rest. (Lady Gaga and Céline Dion are both Aries. Say no more.)

Every astrological sign has its flaws, though, and Aries are no exception. At their worst, they can be selfish, bossy and arrogant. It's also hard to get a Ram to change their mind once it's made up. They tend to have a hair-trigger temper that often leaves them regretting their hasty outbursts, according to YourTango, and their highly competitive nature can be draining, especially when they start lording it over their rivals.

One way the Aries-born can keep their temper under control is to take time for self-care. Adding nurturing, affirmative tasks to daily living is essential for everyone, and certain activities in particular are just right for these dynamic folks.

Aries can nurture themselves through outdoor activities

Aries is not only the first sign of the zodiac, it's also one of the four "cardinal" signs — the innovators and the go-getters (via Cosmopolitan). Their energy is legendary, and they don't like to sit still for long. So when it comes to self-care, the Aries-born thrive when they're up and moving, rather than sitting on the couch with a book. Outdoor activities like working in a garden or jogging in the park not only release good-vibe endorphins, they also give Rams an outlet for all that excess energy (via Soulshine Astrology). 

People born under Aries like to feel that they're in control of their lives, and get stressed if they feel they don't have it all together. For that reason, the astrology experts at California Psychics recommend that Aries folks make a to-do list first thing in the morning, either written down or entered on an organization app. Being able to see the day's tasks and check them off as they go helps keep Rams from feeling like they're slipping off track.

Finally, if you're an Aries, starting off your day with some positive self-talk will get you in the right frame of mind to move mountains, according to Vogue. Try listing all the things you like about yourself, or the goals you want to achieve for the day. Remember: When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you, too.