The most ineffective response to criticism is to become angry, insulted and defensive. When you do that, you actually give a lot more power and credibility to that criticism. Today, focus on what you can do to change for the better, not on what others say about you.
Your family members may be acting a little strangely right now, especially if you are one of the “family leaders”. Someone has something of an authority figure problem or entitlement complex, and it is up to you to set them straight with some kind but firm guidance.
You will not feel like working now, you wilol want to play and fool around. You might actually be just what the doctor ordered for a loved one or companion who needs a lesson in how to re-create themselves, to relax, unwind and re-center yourself.
Friends and companions seem scattered, confused and moody. If you put it down to existential angst you won’t be far from the truth. Everyone is looking inwards and outwards at the same time, so of course they all come across as terribly confused.
If it comes between trusting friends or intimates right now, the latter are your best hope for sane and lucid advice. Friends are likely to have their own agenda- something involving the bottom line- and they may not be all that grounded in their expectations. You may have to pull someone back down to earth.
If you are bored right now, pick up the phone and call someone that you have not spoken to in a while- an old friend or sibling. You can catch up on some gossip and learn something new is going on in their life. You may visit a bookstore right now to pick up some new reading material.
You may have an opportunity to sit down with a good book right now. If you have children, you may find that reading together could be a wonderful way to spend some free time together. If you have to travel to work right now though, the traffic could be extra heavy.
Religious differences could come between you and a family member right now. You both need to get perspective and stop trying to prove who is “right”. It’s all about core values you still share. A friend may ask to borrow money. Don’t expect to ever get it back.