Stress is no laughing matter. It can have a profound impact on your ability to get through the day, keeping you from thinking clearly and even negatively affecting your physical health. The more stressed you are the lower your immune system is, and the lower your immune system is the more vulnerable you are to illnesses. Thankfully you don’t have to give your life up to stress. If you find yourself losing it mid-day, consider carrying around a few of these crystals to help you find your center again.
Amethyst is great for a lot of things, but its ability to cleanse or eliminate negative energy is what makes it a great stone for clearing out stress. It helps you think and act with a clarity you simply can’t attain when stress has fogged your mind, reducing things like tension headaches and fatigue. Wear amethyst around your neck to help prevent migraines and to ward off feelings of being overwhelmed.
A pivotal stone for success in attaining our goals, citrine is often referred to as the happiness stone. With close connections to the sun, it attracts joy and helps to clear out the clouds to bring a bright outlook to its wearer. This outlook can make all the difference in your day, making it easier to sort out whatever’s caused you stress in the first place. Citrine can also help you with the residual physical symptoms that come with stress such as digestive issues.
Much like amethyst, clear quartz is a stone that wears a lot of hats. It’s a great general fortifier of your system since it can cover a lot of ground, from increasing your mental clarity to making you feel like you have more energy throughout the day. It’s another stone that’s good for neutralizing negative energy, and it can also help you clear out any creative blocks you may find throughout the day. Staring into a clear quartz is a sure cure for your writers block.
Often times when we’re stressed we find ourselves lacking in energy, and that’s exactly what a garnet can help you find again. It strengthens your base chakra which helps fuel your entire body from its very root, giving you the foundation you need to process whatever else is placed on your plate that day. It’s especially good for giving you the ability to complete physical tasks as it increases circulation in your legs. Garnet is also known to enhance sexual energy, and nothing helps you wind down like a nice romp with your partner.
Hematite is the essential anti-stress stone. It reflects back any negative energy sent your way back onto the person who sent it, allowing you to deflect sour moods at the office or let critical comments from coworkers slide right off your back. Wear it on a bracelet or as a charm around your neck. Eventually the amount of negativity it absorbs may cause it to crack, which is a sign that it needs to be replaced for full effectiveness.