You Can Do This!
(Helpful Crystals for Getting Things Done)
By Sonia Acone
This is not going to be another of those articles on how to keep and stick to your New Year’s resolutions (and really, how many of us actually keep them anyway?). No, this article is going to help you get through the day-to-day things that need taking care of and give you the boost you need to plow through that lengthy list you wrote down a few weeks ago and just can’t seem to cross anything off of yet. Been there, done that. And it’s not for lack of willpower. Everyone has days where they just seem a little “off” and can’t seem to start a project, finish a project, stay on track or just get a load of laundry done. Perhaps you’re overstressed (and who isn’t these days?), exhausted or just lack a bit of self-esteem to get you through. Maybe you’ve hit a rut that you can’t seem to climb out of. Do you procrastinate? Are you following the same old patterns? How’s that working for you? Not too well, I’m sure. Do not despair, my friend. There are a host of crystals that can help to raise your self-esteem, get you motivated, keep you focused and give you the perseverance to achieve those goals, no matter how lofty or simple they may be.
Before you can move on, you need to first let go of those old patterns and ways of thinking that may be holding you back. Perhaps you’re resistant to change; new routines frighten you or you’ve become complacent in your ways. One of the crystals that can help you become more open to change and new ways of thinking is Garnet. It will ease you out of those old patterns and gives you the courage to move on. If you’re one of those people who obsess over every little detail, then Green Calcite can ease you out of that kind of behavior. Another helpful crystal is Sodalite, which aides in feelings of being inadequate and brings about emotional stability.
Now that those old patterns are gone, you may be feeling a bit unsure of yourself and perhaps a bit fearful. Crystals that can ease those fears as well as increase your self-esteem are Citrine, Amber and Kunzite (Sodalite is also helpful for this). Not only is Citrine used as a prosperity stone, but it also helps you see yourself as a valuable person and increases abundance in your life (and not just the monetary kind). Amber gives you the courage to move forward without fear of what others may think. Kunzite increases your self-esteem in a calming fashion as well as getting rid of compulsive behaviors, clearing the path to your goals.
The goal is in sight; however, so are fifty more trying to vie for your attention. What’s needed now is to focus on that one in particular that’s most important to you and the motivation to bring that goal to fruition. Crystals that are most helpful in keeping you on task and motivated are Fluorite, Apatite, Hematite, Black Onyx and Tourmaline. All of these stones help with inspired new ideas, keep you from straying farther from your goals, relieve over-thinking, and get you to take charge of your situation.
You’ve got your focus and you are now motivated. You will persevere. You will win and the crystals that are going to help you are Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Golden Topaz and Clear Quartz. Lapis Lazuli gives you clarity of mind and constancy. Rose Quartz will help to increase creativity and negate feelings of inadequacy so that you can move forward. Golden Topaz increases self-assurance and keeps you motivated. Clear Quartz releases negativity, keeps you focused and re-energizes the mind and body, giving you that extra push you need to realize your goals.
Please keep in mind that you needn’t have all of the crystals listed above. One or two are most likely sufficient. I’ve given you extra choices so that you may choose the ones that “sing” to you. When in doubt, or you haven’t any of these stones, use Clear Quartz, as it is the all-around crystal. Now get out there and cross off that to-do list. You can do this!