A big thank you to my good friend, Amanda, The Intuitive Wife, for writing this guest blog post for me a few years ago. I decided to repost it for your reading enjoyment. We can all use stress relief in our lives these days, and I know that crystals work for me. Check it out.
Something that Nicole and I have in common is our love for crystals. When we buy new ones, we send each other pictures of our newest additions and share in each other’s excitement. Some girls swoon over the newest designer pumps, and others drool over Crystals.
Crystals are something I first discovered about 6 or 7 years ago. I’m not going to lie. I was pretty skeptical. I didn’t understand how a bunch of rocks could alter my mood. It wasn’t until I had my first Crystal Therapy Healing Session that I became a believer. I instantly became the most relaxed I’d been in years! I could feel the energy swirling around me and feel an incredible calmness. Before I knew it, I was looking up metaphysical stores to buy as many crystals as I possibly could.
I’ve been incorporating crystals into my daily life. I throw them in my pocket (or bra) on days when I need a little extra boost or keep them around me when I’m writing blog posts. Crystals can do some pretty amazing things, from lifting your mood, reducing debt, increasing focus, allowing more love into your life, the list goes on and on.
One of the main reasons I became a Crystal believer was because I saw its impact on my stress levels.
I had just moved out into my first apartment with my husband, got married, and lost my job within three months. On top of the stress I was under while planning the wedding, I felt like my crazy high-stress levels would be my new norm.
To say Crystals changed my life is an understatement.
The good news is if you’re feeling stressed, you don’t have to take time out of your day to go to a Crystal Therapy Healing session. You can grab some crystals and reduce your stress at home, or even better, on the go! So if you’re struggling with high levels of stress, I’ve been there! There is a way to feel normal again; just keep reading!
Here are the five best crystals for stress-relief:
Amethyst has been known to clear the mind of negative thoughts, including stress, anxiety, and fear. It is a famous meditation stone and calms the nervous system. This has also been known to help with Insomnia, and a decent amount of sleep is needed to help reduce stress, so it’s a win-win! Check out this website to better understand the link between stress and insomnia.
This crystal is usually referred to as the “self-love stone.” It’s a reminder to take more “me” time. Having this stone around while taking a nice quiet bubble bath will reduce the mental chatter and increase your self-compassion. Sometimes a situation is much less stressful, but because we put so much pressure on ourselves to do well, we put more stress on ourselves. You can even hold a Rose quartz in your hand and close your eyes. You’ll start to feel your body instantly relax!
The happiness stone. This stone is said to remind us of the sun because of the color and its warm and comforting effects. Citrine has been said to replace feelings of stress with refreshing calmness.
Famous for grounding and removing negative energy. It’s a purifying stone that is said to cleanse the body of negative thoughts, anger, and anxiety.
Known as the “All Healing stone.” Clear quartz promotes clear thinking and amplifies the strength of any other crystal. This is an excellent crystal to use in conjunction with any other one that resonates with you.
Just looking at this pretty blue stone reduces stress and anxiety, so this is a great one to keep on your desk at work. Although this is more of an intuition stone, it has been known to calm panic attacks, balance emotions, and reduce tension.
I learned some really exciting stuff about Sodalite here, including how sculptors, painters, and artists were known to carry Sodalite for inspiration. This shade of blue was considered sacred (sacre bleu). How cool is that!?
It’s important to remember that each crystal has a specific energy. There may be some on this list that you don’t resonate with. For example, I LOVE Amethyst crystals. I use them for everything, especially if I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed, but I’ve had a few people tell me that Amethyst makes them feel more jittery. Use whatever crystal or crystals work for you.
If you’re a newbie to crystals (hey, we’ve all been there!) and not quite sure how to use them, feel free to check out my previous blog post, 7 Ways To Incorporate Crystals Into Your Daily Life.
Do you have a go-to stress relief crystal? I’d love to know what it is in the comments!