If You're A Pisces, This Should Be Your 2022 New Year's Resolution

Nothing magically changes in the hours between the end of December and the beginning of January. It's still cold out, and there are still leftover cookies and cheese wedges in the kitchen. Yet we look at the turning of the new year as a time to reflect on the past 12 months and resolve to improve ourselves in the months yet to come. Can't decide what your 2022 New Year's resolution should be? Try looking to the stars.

Whether you follow astrology closely or just occasionally read your horoscope online, you can find inspiration for your resolutions by seeing what astrologers have to say about your particular sign. For some signs, evaluating personal relationships should take priority; for others, it's time to get serious about health and wellness. In the case of Pisces, it's a little of both.

Pisces — the sign of people born between February 19 and March 20 — is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. This highlights the sign's dual nature: Pisceans naturally absorb others' emotions and energies, yet they also need to escape when things get too heavy (via Astro Style). They're creative, intuitive, and romantic, but their compassionate nature can make them vulnerable to toxic relationships. They may also need a reality check every so often. 

So what should be on Pisces' resolution list as the new year begins? It's all about breaking bad habits and making themselves understood.

2022 is the year Pisces should kick destructive habits

Pisces is a mystical, empathic sign, since it's thought to embody many of the qualities of the other 11 signs. However, they're so attuned to others' feelings that they can easily become overwhelmed when they're around people who carry a lot of negative energy (via PureWow). That's why these last couple of years have been rough on Pisceans: In addition to their own fear and uncertainty over the pandemic, they've been taking on all their loved ones' stress, too.

People born under Pisces tend to slip into escapism in an attempt to cope with all the feels. Unfortunately, that escapism often takes unhealthy forms: drinking, junk food, and too many hours on social media. 2022 will be the year when Pisces should resolve to let go of those unproductive habits, advises Reader's Digest. They need to choose a better method of self-care — like yoga or meditation — or tap into their wonderful sense of creativity by writing or painting. Because they're so compassionate, they might also find fulfillment by volunteering at an animal shelter, suggests PopSugar. Who needs TikTok when you have a fluffy pup begging for a belly rub?

2022 will also be a good time for Pisceans to think about their communication techniques, adds StyleCaster. If they're not getting their ideas across clearly enough, they should work on making sure they're expressing what they think and need. This could be the year Pisceans finally feel like their most authentic self.