Healing crystals and gemstones have risen in popularity just like being aware of our needs and investing time and energy in self-care has. Crystals are believed to have healing properties and energies that can enhance our lives and serve purposes such as relieving anxiety, improving focus, and sharpening intuition.
You might have seen teenagers wearing crystal pendants a lot lately, but do not fret; you are not too old for these healing stones. So, if you wish to know how crystals can be incorporated into your self-care routine and your daily dose of self-love, you are welcome to keep reading this article.
Getting a good night’s rest is extremely important for your well-being. You are less likely to feel irritable, sad or depressed, and clumsy when you manage to rest and sleep well. But at the same time, older adults are more likely to struggle with sleeping well due to insomnia or other health conditions that make it hard to have a deep sleep.
So, if you are open to using crystals to sleep better, you can place a small crystal under your pillow before bed. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can have a larger crystal, such as a crystal tower or geode, placed near your bed.
The idea is to leave the crystal to infuse your aura while sleeping and shield your energy from interfering vibes. I recommend you use the following crystals because they have relaxing energies that will help you release tension in the body and mind and ward off nightmares:
Yes, that’s right. You can use face rollers made out of crystals to massage your skin. Face rollers have beneficial effects, such as reducing puffiness and inflammation and improving blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
They can also help you distribute your skin care products evenly, in case you use any. Your skin will look brighter, and you might notice that this face massage improves your mood.
Using face rollers made of crystals might enhance your self-care experience even further. You can choose what crystal wands to use based on your energy affinity, or you can choose based on what you wish to add to this skincare routine. For example:
Remembering to focus on the present moment can contribute tremendously to your overall well-being, and you can incorporate practicing mindfulness into your daily self-care routine. This might help when you get overwhelmed by a long to-do list, and your mind fills with thoughts about the future, or when you get lost in memories that no longer serve you.
Remain grounded and enjoy life as it is right now by keeping your attention on what your senses can perceive. You can sit still with a palm stone in your hands for five or more minutes daily.
Sit comfortably (not necessarily in a lotus pose) and focus on how the crystal palm stone feels; observe its weight, temperature, and texture. Notice where your mind wanders when your attention drifts away and do that without self-judgment.
The following palm stones will support your focus and energy and will encourage you to enjoy the present moment:
If writing in a journal is part of your self-care habits, then you might want to know how crystals can help you with this. Journaling can be a great way of expressing yourself and putting into words things you can’t say to other people. It can have therapeutic benefits, and crystals can help you with their energies that promote self-discovery, authenticity, communication, and creativity.
If you like to write in a physical journal, you can hold a small crystal in your non-dominant hand while you write down your thoughts. Or leave the stone on top of the pages you’ll use for a few minutes. Your aura will get imbued with the crystal’s healing vibes.
In case you keep a journal on your laptop or computer, you can still benefit from having a crystal on your desk while writing. Angelite or Blue Lace Agate can be used for improving self-expression and keeping your mind clear.
Crystals such as Carnelian and Lapis Lazuli are excellent for journaling about past traumatic experiences as they have protective and emotional healing energies.
The positive vibes coming from Citrine, Rose Quartz, and Sunstone can elevate your mood while writing in a gratitude journal. No matter your journaling habits and needs, you can get creative and follow your intuition to incorporate crystals into your self-care writing routine.
An effortless way of incorporating crystals into your life and self-care routine is wearing them close to your body as jewelry pieces. You can find many rings, earrings, bracelets, and pendants made with crystals nowadays. You can choose whatever suits your tastes and style and wear them for a couple of hours or a day to infuse your energy field with their healing vibes.
An Amazonite pendant might be an excellent choice for a first date, as it helps keep firm personal boundaries. Or you might want a more seductive fiery crystal for this occasion, such as a rose quartz or a red jasper bracelet.
If you spend time with your kids and grandkids, you can choose a protective pendant to share its energy with those surrounding you. Try wearing a Shungite pendant for protection against harmful electromagnetic radiation or an aquamarine pendant that is great for any social situation, especially for empaths.
Choose the crystal jewelry right for you and enjoy its gentle, supportive energy during the day. Just check if your crystals can take prolonged exposure to sun or humidity, depending on the season and context you’ll wear them.
Have you tried wearing crystals for better sleep? What crystal or gemstone has helped you? What about journaling stones? Do you think you might experiment with gemstones and crystals for self-care?
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