Pisces runs from February 19th through March 20th. It is a water sign, the fish. They’re known for being dreamy and “out there” in terms of thoughts and ideas. This is a great thing!
However, if you’re reading this, you either are a Pisces or know a Pisces who needs to get their shit together.
Maybe you don’t know why your life sucks, you just know you need a change. Maybe you DO know why, but you don’t know how to resolve it.
Never fear, dear Pisces. We’ll go over your potential flaws and how to resolve them here!
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Pisces: Why Your Life Sucks and How to Fix It
First, I love Pisces, so this is not meant to be negative! In fact, let me know if you’re a Pisces:I'm a Perfect Pisces! Click To Tweet
This is just meant to be tough love. I’m your big (Virgo) sister and I’m here to give it to you straight. A lot of your problems have solutions, and a lot of those solutions are within you!
We’re going to analyze your specific traits (positive and negative), and figure out what’s going on with your life. Sound good? Here are a few things that *might* be wrong, and some ideas to fix them:
1). You’re victimizing yourself
There’s a huge difference between actually being a victim of something and playing the role of Professional Victim. Pisces takes everything personally, so it’s easy to feel like everyone is always against you.
Obviously, I don’t know your specific situation. You may actually be a victim in this situation, but it’s worth a closer look.
The Solution: Write out the story from the other person’s point of you. When you tell it from their side, do they seem like less of a villain? Have you played into your role of victim in any way? If nothing else, you may find a way to communicate better once you understand their point of view!
*Obviously this does not include situations of abuse. If you are in an abusive relationship, PLEASE ignore this advice. Here are some resources to help.
2). You’re being way too sensitive
Being sensitive is great! You’re empathetic, understanding and approachable. However, when everything sends you over the edge, it’s time to take a step back.
You may be an empath, a Highly Sensitive Person, or hell, you might just have PMS right now. We’re not so much questioning why you’re sensitive, because all of those are valid and fine. We just need to make sure you can get out of this situation, so examining your emotions is always important.
The Solution: How would a 3rd party see this situation? In the first exercise, you wrote about the situation from the opposing view. Now, I want you to write it in a 3rd-person scenario. This will allow you to focus on facts and take emotion out. After you’ve done this, does the situation change?
3). You’re not accepting any help
Many signs have this problem, but it affects Pisces a little differently. You may feel like you always play the therapist to everyone else, but feel like you can’t ask for the same.
Have you ever told someone a story and they cut you off mid-sentence to talk about something else? It sucks, and since you’re already sensitive, you may now believe that this person (or those people) don’t want to hear what you have to say.
The Solution: I promise you, Pisces, someone out there will hear your story. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t make you feel valued or heard. If you don’t feel like you can tell anyone you know, find a therapist, start a blog or journal, or you can even write me if you want. You *have* to let these emotions out, it’s just where you do it that matters.
4). You’re confusing anxiety with intuition
Normally, you have great intuition. It guides you well throughout your life. However, when you’re too deep into a situation, your anxiety can take the lead. Anxiety feels like intuition: it makes you think you can see the future, but in this case, the future is only negative.
You can also create the very situation you’re paranoid about. For example, if you think your friends don’t like you, you may become pushy or controlling, and eventually they won’t like you. You’ve proven yourself right, thus validating your “intuition,” but it didn’t have to be that way.
The Solution: This is not easy, but you’re going to have to learn the difference between anxiety and intuition. Here is a great article to tell them apart. The main difference is that anxiety will always feel intense and bad. Intuition might let you know something bad is happening, but it will also come with a sense of calm guidance. If you don’t have that, you just have good old anxiety, here to ruin another day.
I deal with this all the time, so this is from personal experience: Intuition will not catastrophize the situation. It simply nudges you toward the answer. Anxiety is much stronger and feels like a physical symptom. I still have a hard time telling them apart sometimes, but I’m working on it. You can too! Start to pay attention and see if you can learn the difference.
5). You’re too focused on small details
While being detail-oriented is a plus, sometimes you need to step back and see the bigger picture. If one small part of your project isn’t perfect, can the rest hold it up? If so, relax! “Done” is better than “perfect.”
Sometimes you get so entrenched in a project or situation that you can’t see the forest for the trees. You may become fixated on one small thing, when it’s not even important in the grand scheme of things. Similarly, you may spend so much time on small tasks that you miss the bigger goal.
The Solution: Take a break. Leave the situation for a bit, whether mentally or physically (or both, ideally). Once you have some space, you can zoom out and look at the big picture.
I hope these tips will help you, my dear Pisces friends!
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