Lowering your standards and giving in to mediocrity will only bring dissatisfaction and grief to you in the long run. Settling in for less might sound less bothersome now, but when a person practices this for long, they become an accomplice in their own dissatisfaction. That’s why with 2023 almost here, you need to stop settling for things that are not good or healthy for you in the long run.
On the other hand, as you begin to make decisions that reflect what you desire from your life and your relationships, you will start to feel better about yourself. The better you feel, the easier it becomes for you to reject mistreatment. And when you resist the need to settle, you will be rewarded with opportunities.
What Each Zodiac Needs To Stop Settling For In 2023
1. Aries (March 21–April 19)
Go for your dream career instead of settling for one that does not make you happy.
The first thing you need to do is take a step back to understand who you are and why you feel stuck. Many times we end up in careers that can seem like compromises. But be assured that it is never too late to change. Tiny but consistent steps forward can lead to monumental changes.
Try to recollect what you are good at and what made people compliment you. Consider some options that you had dismissed years back because they seemed unrealistic or impractical then.
Open your mind. Make your choices based on what you want to do instead of what you should do. Explore the possibilities, develop a plan, and get there.
2. Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Build friendships that will lift you up and not belittle you.
Negative friends will continually have a negative impact on your life. They end up causing more misery than they are worth. Recognizing such friends who are constantly putting you down or holding you back is your first task, and stop settling for them in 2023.
Fewer positive friends will add more happiness to your life. Stay away from those who are always pointing out your faults and mistakes. Finally, avoid the compulsive liars or the spiteful type who will wish your every plan to fail.
3. Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Choose a relationship that gives you happiness, not anxiety.
As we begin to make decisions that reflect our desire in life and relationships, we notice that many times we continually settle for less than what we want. Resist the desire to compromise with mistreatment or other sources of stress in a relationship. Stop justifying the negative behavior of others.
Recognize that getting what you want is not a sin. At times being alone is better than being in a toxic relationship. Never agree with what you don’t want.
4. Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Be in a relationship where your feelings matter and not just your presence.
Many a time you get to hear that you are mediocre and not good enough. Somebody who claims to be close would never say such things. They let you down in small ways and if that becomes a constant, it is a sign to take stock of your relationship. A healthy relationship is built on respect. So if your partner always lets you down, it is a sign that they aren’t getting you all that you deserve.
Such partners don’t mention your relationship on social media and exclude you from their friend groups. You don’t get the attention you deserve and they aren’t around to support you. To top it all, they are critical of you and embarrass you in public.
These little letdowns can start to make you feel unloved and unsupported and erode your relationship. And you definitely deserve more.
5. Leo (July 23–August 22)
Do not get stuck doing something that you don’t like doing anymore.
Maybe it is time to ditch your career if it has run aground. Making the decision to change jobs or careers can be scary. But it becomes necessary when circumstances change and you find that you no longer get the same support or appreciation for your work.
If you are in this situation, first try to do everything you can to remedy the situation. But if nothing works, maybe it is time to move on.
6. Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Make friends who will boost you, not put you down every step of the way.
We all have friends who remind us when we go off the path. But there is a difference between that, and friends who always pick on us every step of the way. They badly affect your confidence, your mental health, and self-worth. Your whole experience of the world gets clouded.
It is time you devote less time to such friends. They drain your energy and dissuade you from any positive things that you might contemplate.
7. Libra (September 23–October 22)
Be in a relationship where you will be respected, not manipulated all the time.
If you feel that your partner doesn’t appreciate you or your efforts as much as you deserve, there is a big chance that you are right. You don’t get the basic level of respect and they keep you away from their life. They aren’t faithful and don’t make the effort to make things right.
You realize that you are not the priority anymore and are being emotionally manipulated. Remember, you have a choice. Go for an open and honest discussion and if things don’t work out, look for a better option.
8. Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Mingle with people who believe in you rather than people who discourage you.
There will inevitably be people in your life who will doubt your potential. They will attempt to dissuade you from your intended pursuits. It might be discouraging when they do not consider the many things that you have to offer or the skills that you can potentially improve on.
9. Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Do not be friends with people who are just there to exploit you.
A true friend will always be around to help and advise, both in times of triumph and crisis. However, some friends are there only in fortunate circumstances or when they need something. It may be difficult to handle these friends, but doing so can be accomplished with maturity.
10. Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Don’t be with someone who expects you to do all the work.
It takes two to make a relationship work. If you are naturally affectionate, it is natural that you’re accommodating and always there. But then you realize that you are not getting as much in return. So what do you do?
Insist on a well-balanced life that includes both you and your relationship will be healthier.
11. Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Get out of the job that does not excite you anymore.
At times we are stuck in a job that may be paying well but that leaves us discontent emotionally. If you do not have the burden of responsibility, it is time to move on and discover your true passion and a career that is emotionally satisfying. Remind yourself that you always deserve better.
12. Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Find someone who will have your back, not someone who is extremely unsupportive.
The best thing that can come from a relationship is that you are close to someone who stands by you to become the best version of yourself and that is mutual. Be with someone who will always be there to support you and never leave you alone to face everything on your own.
Instead of settling for someone undeserving in 2023, be with someone who will give you the love and respect you truly deserve.
While in a relationship we cannot always look for external influences to make us happy. But we are the ones responsible for ourselves. Not anyone else. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, we need to identify the problem and find a solution to it. Be assertive in your decisions. In the end, it is your decision alone that matters. So, stop settling and let 2023 herald a happier version of you!
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