Whether you are someone who suffers with anxiety regularly, or are going through a patch in life that is causing a lot of undue stress, those anxious, jittery feelings are never fun to keep around. The worry and stress that follow people around today can really take a toll on each of us. And it’s a reminder of how important it is to practice self-care among these feelings. Self-care can take many forms, but if you’re someone who loves a good rock or crystal, there are a few specific ones that can help calm the mind, body, and spirit.
There are a few ways to do this—you can meditate with it in your hand or nearby, you can put it in your pocket or bag if you have one small enough to carry around, or you could sleep with it near your bedside. The possibilities of receiving their energy are boundless.
As for the specific crystals you can use for stress or anxiety, while there are more than the ones on this list, these are some of our favorites that we have experienced the greatest benefits from.
Amethyst is a beautiful smoky or light purple color, and is said to be calming and soothing, with a relaxing energy. This one is great to sleep nearby, and to generally keep in your home.
2. Black Tourmaline
While this stone is all about protection, that is part of what makes it such a great option for creating a calm mood around its owner. It sets a boundary between you and any negative outside energy, so this is a great option for someone struggling with outside stress or pressure.
3. Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz, in all its pink and precious glory, is great for so many things, the most well-known of which is love in all its forms. This stone is also great for self-love, self-care, and self-respect, and creating a quiet moment with yourself is often a great idea among stress.
Moonstone is another stone that is great for many things, among which are balance, healing, and stress relief. This stone is said to stabilize emotions, so this could be a great option for those suffering from anxiety.
Fluorite is this amazing gem that can be found in a broad range of lovely hues and that can look like it came from outer space. This stone is said to be great for clarity and calming, another great one for both anxiety and outside stress. This one is great for holding in your hand and keeping close to you!
Whatever crystal you choose to help you through, we love that you’re taking the time fo self-care and giving yourself the space you need to find that little piece of calming and chill in life. Do you have any favorite stones for anxiety or stress relief?
by Jamie Kahn