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[Buddha & Karma] 5 Tips to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. And, like your physical health, there are things you can do to proactively take care of your mental well-being.

This World Mental Health Day, take some time to focus on your mental health. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Get enough sleep. Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, it can impact your mood and overall mental health.
  2. Take breaks. When you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a few minutes to yourself to relax and rejuvenate. Take a hot bath, read your favorite book, or take a walk outdoors.
  3. Exercise regularly. Exercise isn’t just good for your physical health, it’s also good for your mental health. Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects.
  4. Connect with others. Social interaction is important for mental health. Spend time with family and friends, or join a club or group.
  5. Seek professional help. If you’re struggling with your mental health, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. A therapist can help you work through your issues and develop coping mechanisms.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your mental health in tip-top shape!

Bonus Tip: Use crystals to promote relaxation and peace.
Some crystals contain calming energy that can help improve your mental well-being.

What Crystals are Good for Calming?

  • Amethyst – Purifying Stone
  • Black Tourmaline – Stone of Protection
  • Rose Quartz – Love Stone
  • Shungite – Stone for Sleep
  • Aquamarine – Tranquil Energy
  • Lava Stone – For Grounding
  • Blue Lace Agate – Express Yourself
  • Fluorite – Clear the Mind
  • Tiger’s Eye – Stone of Courage
  • Lepidolite – Anti-Anxiety
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Amethyst – Purifying Stone

Amethyst is a stone known for its purifying properties. Many use this purple stone to dissolve negative emotions such as stress and anxiety. As a stone of peace, it promotes relaxation and calming energy.

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Black Tourmaline – Stone of Protection

In the crystal world, black tourmaline is generally used as a stone of protection. However, its protective properties also make it an excellent calming crystal. Why? Because it helps to shield you from negative energies that cause stress and anxiety before they can even enter your auric field. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

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Rose Quartz – Love Stone

Rose quartz is a stone of love that helps to soothe the heart and ease emotional stress. Wearing this pink stone helps transform feelings of anxiety into feelings of love and self-acceptance.

Shungite – Stone for Sleep

Many believe that shungite is a stone for insomnia. This makes it a good crystal for sleep if worry is keeping you awake at night. It can also be used to attract peace and protection.

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Aquamarine – Tranquil Energy

Known as the “sea stone,” aquamarine channels the tranquil energy of the sea. If you need to soothe your nerves or clear your mind, this blue-green crystal can be a trusted companion.

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Lava Stone – For Grounding

Lava stones are known for grounding energy that can help to calm and center the mind. This makes them ideal for moments when you’re feeling scattered or out of control. Aside from that, they are also porous stones that can absorb essential oils. So, if you need an extra calming boost, try adding a few drops of your favorite soothing oil to your lava stone bracelet.

Blue Lace Agate –  Express Yourself

If you’re prone to stress caused by tensioned communication, blue lace agate can help. It’s known as a stone of communication and is said to ease the wearer’s ability to express themselves. As a calming crystal, it helps to reduce anxiety by promoting peace and serenity.

fluorite - calming crystals

Fluorite – Clear the Mind

Fluorite is a crystal that promotes balance and a clear mind. Meditating with this gemstone can help you to focus, especially if you tend to overthink things. This makes it a helpful ally in easing stress and anxiety.

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Tiger’s Eye – Stone of Courage

If you’re feeling anxious about a choice you need to make, Tiger’s Eye is the stone for you. Known as the stone of courage, it calms your worries by inspiring fearlessness and fortifying your spirit.

Lepidolite – Anti-Anxiety

Lepidolite contains lithium within it, which is usually found in anti-anxiety medication. No wonder it is considered one of the most effective crystals for stress and anxiety relief.

How to Use Healing Crystals for Anxiety and Stress?

Now that you know the best crystals for calming anxiety and stress, it’s time to learn how to use them.

There are many ways to work with crystals. Here are some of the most popular methods:

Wear them as jewelry

Crystal bracelets and necklaces are not only beautiful but also functional. You can wear them as a reminder to stay calm and grounded throughout the day.

Carry them in your pocket

If you’re feeling anxious, try carrying a calming crystal such as amethyst or tiger’s eye in your pocket. The physical touch of the stone can help to ease your anxiety.

Display them in your home or office

Decorate your living space with crystals for stress relief like rose quartz and black tourmaline. Not only will they add beauty to your home but also positive energy. The same goes for your office if you wish to reduce work-related stress.

Use them in meditation

Meditating with crystals can amplify their calming energy. If you’re new to meditation, try focusing on your breath while holding a piece of amethyst in your hand. You can also place crystals around you in a circle for extra protection and calming energy.

Use Calming Crystals Now

There are many ways to work with calming crystals. Find the method that resonates with you and start incorporating these powerful stones into your life.

With regular use, you’ll notice a decrease in stress and anxiety levels. You may even find yourself feeling more joyful and at ease.

So, don’t hesitate to give these healing crystals a try.

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