When I first started out on my own in the entrepreneurial world, every day was an anxiety-fest. I remember one particularly stressful meeting with my first big client. While getting ready for the meeting, I was sweating so much I looked like I’d walked through a rainstorm. Luckily, I’d worn my amethyst bracelet that day. Throughout the meeting, I caught glimpses of it while I showed the client my calculations and price estimates, and it kept me calm enough to land their business.
Healing crystals have obviously helped me, so I thought I’d share some information about them with you all. Here are the best anxiety crystals to help you get through a pinch.
This is a popular one for managing emotion. It’s known for its soothing capabilities. Wear it on an anxiety bracelet to gently soothe your nerves, manage mood swings, and keep your head clear.
Black tourmaline is one of the best crystals for anxiety, in part because it’s so quick to act. If you suffer from panic attacks, try wearing this in a spot you’ll see it and feel its grounding powers often.
Rose quartz has long been associated with love, both of the self and of others. If you find yourself lashing out at others or getting snippy due to nerves, the soothing color will help you keep in touch with yourself.
Dark and porous, lava stone comes from the center of the earth’s energy. But that porosity makes it excellent for soaking up bad energy.
Dark stones tend to aid in grounding exercises, mindfulness, and meditation. If you find yourself getting swept up in your thoughts during the day, wear hematite. Every time you notice it on your jewelry, you’ll remember to take a pause.
Moonstone is associated with feminine divinity. Don’t let that deter you – it’s actually a good thing. We could all use a little more feminine energy throughout our day, especially when we’re anxious. This cloudy stone is perfect to wipe away the clouds in your mind.
This soft blue stone gives gentle, relaxing vibes. Just a glance at it can help calm an anxious mind and make you think of blue skies and the ocean.
The glossy, polished surface of shungite reflects negativity away from you. It also looks excellent on jewelry.
If you’re seeing a therapist for deep-rooted trauma that’s causing you anxiety, rhodonite can complement that perfectly. Its soothing color is perfect for weathering a mental storm and helping you find the rosy side of things.
Crystals to Counteract Fear
Smoke quartz is excellent for helping you access your inner strength. Wear it as cufflinks to help you find the courage to tackle your workday fearlessly.
Blue Lace Agate
This stone’s delicate pattern promotes clarity of intent and instills self-confidence. Wear it around your throat to remind you to speak your mind.
How you wear your crystals is a matter of preference. Personally, I like to choose the piece of jewelry based on my intention. If I want to be able to see my crystals throughout the day as a reminder, I opt for a bracelet or cufflinks. If the crystal reminds me of something very personal, I keep it close to my heart and wear it as a necklace. If the crystal is related directly to doing something, like giving me the courage to take action, I look for that crystal in a ring, since hands symbolize work and putting in the hours.
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a simple beaded bracelet. You’ll see it throughout the day and it goes with any outfit, so no one has to know your personal reasons for wearing it. But ultimately, it’s up to you. Trust your intuition and goes with what feels right