It's 'bout that time again: Time to make a promise to yourself that you'll transform yourself into a better you in the next 12 months. You'll read more books! Run a marathon! Stop being late to literally everything! Yeah, yeah, yeah.
The thing about New Year's resolutions is that they're hard to keep up after, um, January 2...and you end up making the same ones all over again on December 31. This year, resolve to do something different. Peep your *perfect* resolution—one that focuses on who you really are in relationships, including the one you have with yourself—based on your zodiac sign (I mean, what else would it be based on?!) below. Happy 2020, bb!
ARIES: STOP FLYING OFF THE HANDLE!
We get it, Aries. You love winning. But that doesn't mean you have to be a sore loser. Let's be honest, you're known to throw a bit of a tantrum when you don't get your way. For the year ahead, try exercising a little mindful patience. Every minor inconvenience doesn't warrant a full-blown meltdown. Easy does it! Your blood pressure will thank you later.
TAURUS: INCREASE YOUR FLEXIBILITY.
Maybe you can touch your toes, but can you handle a last-minute change in plans? Here's the deal, Taurus babe: Just because your friend is running 20 minutes behind schedule doesn't make them a flake. Everyone is doing the best they can! In 2020, try to be a little more flexible and embrace the unexpected.
GEMINI: SET SMALL, BITE-SIZED GOALS YOU CAN EASILY ACCOMPLISH.
You have So! Many! Ideas!, which makes it hard for you to focus. While your ingenuity defines the brilliant spirit of your sign, it definitely can lead to a lot of personal frustration. Go easy on yourself, Gemini! This year, take advantage of your Energizer-bunny essence by setting small, bite-sized goals that you can effortlessly check off your ever-expanding to-do list. Not only will you feel extra productive, but you'll also be amazed by how much you actually get done!
CANCER: NO MORE JUDGING BOOKS BY THEIR COVERS.
Allow me to clarify: I don't care if you go to a bookstore and only select titles based on their aesthetics. What isn't working is when you exercise your harsh, discerning eye in social situations. You're extremely intuitive, but that doesn't mean your first impression is always right. For 2020, try being a little more open-minded by giving strangers a (real!) chance before writing them off completely. The most unlikely people may end up becoming your BFFs.
LEO: DON’T HOG THE MIC.
You're a great listener—especially if you can relate to someone else's story. And when you relate to their story, you're excited to share your personal experience, and then that reminds you of the time…wait, what were we talking about? I know you hate awkward silence and you're willing (and eager) to always fill the void, but this year, make an effort to let others have their turn to talk. Taking center stage isn't as easy for everyone, Leo love. You gotta give 'em a second to warm up.
VIRGO: EMBRACE IMPERFECTION!
You are incredibly gifted at being able to spot the flaws in any situation—it's what makes you an incredible editor, thoughtful spokesperson, and extraordinary healer. That blessing turns into a burden, however, when you over obsessively scrutinize every aspect of your life. Your 2020 resolution is to shift your vantage: Rather than criticize blemishes, celebrate individuality! Don't forget, Virgo babe, that variety is the spice of life.
LIBRA: STAND UP FOR YOURSELF!
As the diplomat of the zodiac, you calibrate your needs to fit your surroundings. When everyone is being way too extra, you're the voice of reason. When your friends are being apathetic, you get the party started. But, as you're constantly finding balance, it's easy to forget what you want. In 2020, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself and be your own advocate. It's time to let others bend to your wishes. Hey, it's only fair!
SCORPIO: PRACTICE ~TRANSPARENCY~
You are an elusive edge-walker who loves scandal. Never change. But what you may want to consider in 2020 is practicing a bit more transparency. I'm not saying that you need to tell everyone exactly what you're thinking at every moment, but keeping personal secrets from your closest companions only creates distance. The moral of the story, Scorpio love, is that you can be edgy and mysterious without alienating your loved ones. The end.
SAGITTARIUS: MAKE A COMMITMENT—AND STICK TO IT.
You're a free spirit, dude! Nothing can hold you down! But let's talk about something called "accountability" for a quick sec, shall we? In order to have healthy relationships (this applies to work, romance, friendship, you name it), others need to be able to depend on you. This year, practice the fine art of dependability by making a commitment that you actually see through. Reliability is always rewarded.
CAPRICORN: GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY.
You're a cutthroat business bitch; you're working hard for the money—but whether or not you've made your first million, focus on how you can use your incredible work ethic to pay it forward. Of course, your contributions don't have to be financial. You know better than anyone that time is the most valuable resource, so shave off a few hours each month for the greater good and put in some volunteer work. It'll make you feel even more important.
AQUARIUS: SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Whether you're canvassing for your fave politician, solving the world's ecological crisis (LOL, pls don't stop), or volunteering at your local community center, you're always looking for a way to make a difference. You're basically a superhero. But the vigilante lifestyle can get a bit lonely. In 2020, make it your business to have more downtime hanging with your crew. Go see a movie, have a couple of margaritas, and get into some trouble. You’re allowed to have fun!
PISCES: EMBRACE YOUR INTUITION.
You know that thing...that you had a feeling was going to happen…but you didn't want to happen…happened anyway? In 2020, trim the fat on that narrative. You can't always explain your gifts of intuition, but you need to stop trying. If you have a gut feeling, don't let it fester inside you. Push your innate knowing into your reality by calling out the truth. When you harness your psychic powers, no one can f*ck with you. Now that's a resolution.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.