Spellbook The Best Way To Deal With Stress, According To Your Zodiac Sign  

Veronica Walsingham
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Which zodiac sign gets the most stressed? All of them, really. In a world of constant communication, social media pressure, student loan bills, and a tumultuous political climate, few people can escape the daily strain. Fortunately, for those of us who feel like the stress is too much, taking a look at your chart may offer help. 

Everybody experiences stress in different ways, and how your sign deals can give you insight into better combating it. Your zodiac sign's weakness can feed stressors, but knowing these positive coping mechanisms can help stop stress dead in its tracks. 

Aries (March 21 - April 19) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Way To Deal With Stress, According To Your Zodiac Sign
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As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are a tad obsessed with being number one in everything; the employee of the month, the best friend of everyone they meet, the healthiest person alive. They also tend to burn the candle at both ends, since being mediocre is not an option.

To relieve stress, Aries should take a step back and accept that they will inevitably suck at some things, and that's okay. Once an Aries realizes this, they should continue monitoring stress by committing to daily affirmations. Aries can opt for affirmations that encourage success, promote relaxation and acceptance, or help with self-acceptance.

Using affirmations is perfect for this Fire sign, as it doesn't require the ambitious Ram to give up anything. It promotes productivity and helps them feel in control of their destiny. 

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Way To Deal With Stress, According To Your Zodiac Sign
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Tauruses are reliable, loyal, and stable. They understand things take time, but this patient personality isn't free of stress. Tauruses, too, feel life's pressures, and their best way of dealing with it is to eat or drink. 

As Earth signs, Tauruses are connected to worldly pleasures like eating, gardening, and cooking. Taurus is often seen as an indulgent sign because of this, but it's just what makes them feel good. Taking the time to make a drink or dinner can help slow down Tauruses. Studies show that using your hands creatively can reduce stress, so making a fancy cocktail or elaborate meal serves as a great way for a Bull to unwind. 

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Way To Deal With Stress, According To Your Zodiac Sign
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Geminis can be a lot. Though curious and friendly, this Air sign is often inconsistent, seemingly having a million things vying for their attention. They're the ones working on three special projects at work, planning a surprise party, and thinking about moving, because why not? And that's just one afternoon. 

Since they tend to be all over the place, the best way for Geminis to deal with stress is by making a streamlined to-do list. By refining their thoughts, Geminis can see they don’t have to complete all the tasks they’re thinking about at once.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Way To Deal With Stress, According To Your Zodiac Sign
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Cancers are an intuitive Water sign. They're sympathetic, persuasive, and loyal, but they can get moody or insecure when frazzled. If the Crab feels wound up, taking care of something (or someone) can soothe their tense nerves. 

Cancers are natural nurturers, and seeing how their care helps someone, will lift them out of a funk. Nurturing comes in all shapes and sizes, too. Cancers can take care of a pet, a plant, a crystal collection, or a significant other. Self-care is a phrase often tossed around these days, but Cancers do self-care best when they take care of something else.

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