What is Gemini Self-Care?
Happy Gemini season! As the season of the social Twins begins, their energy gets a boost from the cosmos. Everything is heightened for Gemini during this season, including their need for self-care. If you are not a Gemini, you can use this guide to help your Gemini friends and family get the self-care they deserve. You can also use this guide for yourself, for these self-care activities are designed to help you get through Gemini season. Check back next month for a new routine to help you through Cancer season.
Gemini is the social butterfly of the zodiac. They love being around people and knowing everything about them too. The world is a giant playground for Gemini because there’s always something new to learn, and new people to meet. Their lives are a long sprint towards mental stimulation. So, what is Gemini self-care? It’s a combination of staying connected, exploring new horizons, and plenty of activity.
What Stresses Out a Gemini?
Gemini is the sign of the Twins, which is an important thing
to remember. They’re essentially two brains and two souls in one being, which
is why they seem twice as curious about everything. Perhaps it’s no surprise
then that the two things that stress a Gemini out the most are the complete
opposite of each other. Gemini is always on the lookout for new people to meet
and new things to do. They’re constantly in need of stimulation and excitement,
and a lack of it makes them anxious and unfocused to an alarming degree.
However, the same thing happens when they don’t let their brain rest at all.
Being one of the more socially inclined members of the zodiac, this is often a
self-imposed problem since they hate being alone. This is what makes the Twins
such a prime candidate for this self-care routine.
Self-Care for the Mind of a Gemini
- Gemini Morning Routine- Gemini is the first mutable sign in the zodiac wheel, which means that their ideal morning routine is not so much a routine as a block of time reserved for them to do with as they please each morning. This could mean that once a week, they chat with a friend for thirty minutes while also doing their skincare routine, while the next day, at the same time, they go to yoga, and the third day, they do some household chores, etc. As long as it makes sense to them, and it gets their day started off right, that’s all the routine that Gemini really needs.
- Podcasts/Books/Research- Like their fellow Air sign, Aquarius, Gemini has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. When it comes to self-care of the mind, Gemini doesn’t discriminate between information that can help them solve a problem and interesting facts that they can use during trivia night at the bar; both have equal weight to the Twins. And it’s not unusual to find a Gemini buried under a mountain of reference material. They enjoy doing their own research as much as they enjoy soaking up what the experts have to share.
- Puzzles/Video Games- Gemini is extremely analytical and they love challenges, so any sort of puzzle, be it a crossword, sudoku, or a traditional puzzle is great for them (the more pieces the better of course). Meanwhile, video games, in many ways, are giant puzzles with new worlds and an online community attached to them. Nothing could be better in Gemini’s mind.
Self-Care for the Body of a Gemini
- HIIT Workouts/Circuit Training- Gemini sometimes suffers from a lack of focus, so a long, single-minded workout routine is not going to hold their attention for very long. That’s why HIIT workouts or circuit training are perfect for the flighty Gemini. Since they are never focused on a single workout for too long, Gemini never has time to get bored.
- Zumba- Zumba would be another great exercise routine for Gemini, as it tends to be fast-paced, the atmosphere is fun, and if you attend classes, you get to meet new people. Gemini also enjoys dancing, and as Zumba has its origins in Latin dancing, it can serve as a double dose of self-care for both their body and their mind.
- Sleep- Gemini’s sleep schedule can be erratic because their minds never stop. This means, sometimes they sleep for 12 hours, and sometimes only for two. Ideally, to keep up with their social calendar, Gemini should aim for six hours of sleep a night, but if their brain just won’t shut up, a nap in the middle of the day will certainly help keep them going. Of course, all health-related matters, including sleep, should be discussed with a medical professional.
Self-Care for the Heart of a Gemini
- Romantic Partners- The thing about Air signs is, they’re not big on tradition. Gemini can absolutely make a traditional relationship work if they find the right person, but they more often thrive when both parties are happy to maintain independence. Being one of two signs ruled by the king of communication himself, Mercury, communication is key to making any romantic relationship work for Gemini. As long as both parties keep everything fun, adventurous, and open, don’t get jealous, and call each other out when boundaries are disrespected, then the relationship will be a success.
- Friends- For Gemini, their friendships are, first and foremost, one of their main forms of stress relief. Gemini is the premier extrovert, and nothing makes them happier than spending time with new people. The friends Gemini is closest with, however, are the ones who share in and can easily shift with Gemini’s constant need for adventure.
- Family- Gemini often has good relationships with the younger generations of their family, such as siblings, cousins, and even nieces and nephews when they have them. If Gemini is facing a dilemma or a difficult decision, it’s the family members they’re closest to that they turn to first. They are Gemini’s confidants; the ones Gemini puts the most trust in. And this is the sometimes-difficult part of self-care, for relationships are essential to Gemini, and trust is essential in relationships, but this can be a double-edged sword for the analytical yet social Air sign. Gemini’s self-esteem is mostly wrapped up in how much they know about everything, and their family members are the ones who are aware of everything Gemini doesn’t know, which can lead to hurt feelings in careless moments. Gemini needs to remember that they are allowed to create boundaries too. They are one of the most resilient, happy, fun-loving signs, but even they have their moments and their weak spots.
Self-Care for the Spirit of a Gemini
- Meditate- Just as Gemini rarely has the patience for a single, focused workout routine, meditation isn’t the easiest activity for them. This is why breathing exercises, which can be done anywhere, develop focus, calm anxiety, and help achieve mindfulness over time, are an excellent option for the zodiac sign that rules the lungs.
- Stream-of-Consciousness Writing- With all of the thoughts and knowledge crowding around in Gemini’s head, it helps to be able to put them somewhere that isn’t someone else’s head every once in a while. Among the many things that this active sign rules, writing is one activity, so while any kind of writing is perfect (journaling, creative, blogging, etc.) stream-of-consciousness writing is the fastest route when Gemini just has too many things going on in their head at one time.
What Relaxes a Gemini?
- Hiking- When Gemini needs to relax, going for a long hike is an extremely soothing activity. While all of the Air signs love the outdoors, Gemini, even when trying to relax, needs a smidge of challenge and adventure, so the more interesting the terrain of the hike, the better.
- Manicure- Gemini may rule the lungs, but Mercury rules the hands, so when Gemini needs a little bit of relaxation and pampering, drop by the nail salon. This is doubly relaxing for Gemini if they use a keyboard all day, or if their hands are engaged in manual labor for a great deal of their workday.
Activities Where a Gemini Can Let Go
- Travel- Gemini was born with wanderlust in their soul, always looking for something new, fascinating, and wonderous. To some, it might seem like an indulgence, but for Gemini, experiences like scuba diving, street food tours, and festivals are a necessary part of life. Even the annoying things, like long lines, airports, and bad weather are worth it for the people they’ll meet and the experiences they’ll have.
- Motorcycle Riding- Is it truly a surprise that someone who’s constantly looking for adventure might be a little bit of an adrenaline junkie? Motorcycles certainly bring that side out in the charismatic Twins. Hey, as long as you drive safe, have at it Gemini.
Gemini’s True Guilty Pleasure
- Bookstores- Gemini probably has the least guilty of any guilty pleasure of all time, books. It’s hardly surprising, given their penchant for knowledge, though it’s not just heavy tomes of current events and interesting facts that they love. In the long list of things that Gemini rules, new book releases also end up there, which means that they can and do often binge read a lot of the newest titles by popular authors. They also have a weakness for self-help books, romance novels, and travel writing (obviously). Just don’t take your eyes off a Gemini if you go to a bookstore with them, or you won’t find them for hours.
- Reality TV- Gemini loves reality TV because it’s over the top and silly. They’re so used to their brains being on overdrive all the time, that being able to completely shut down is almost calming for them. Of course, they also adore shows with complex plots and well-written characters, but that’s why it’s called a guilty pleasure, isn’t it? When they don’t want to analyze anything for a short time, but rather revel in absurdity, reality TV is what they turn to.
The Perfect Balance
More than anything, Gemini loves to be brilliant and active.
Of all the knowledge they gain throughout their lives, learning to balance
activity and relaxation is one of the most important. Fortunately, teaching
themselves how to do things is a joy any Gemini craves, so learning their
proper self-care routine should be a great deal of fun for them.
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