Let's face it, sometimes we all need a bit of a push. With so much going on, distractions are plentiful, meaning remaining focused can prove to be a challenge. Luckily for us, there are crystals for that. In fact, there are several crystals for focus and I'm going to share my top 5 favorites and what makes them so special. Any one of them would be perfect to add to your work or study space.
# 5: Honey Calcite
Calcite is one of those crystals that is often overlooked in favor of crystals like quartz. In fact, calcite properties are surprisingly similar to that of quartz. Like quartz, it is an amplifier, in that it has the ability to amplify the energy of other crystals. Similar to clear quartz, calcite consists of all colors of the rainbow, meaning it can be used on all chakras. More importantly, it's a great crystal for focus. Honey Calcite is especially useful for honing in a particular thought or challenge. Are you in the middle of a project you just can't seem to push through? Honey calcite is one of the most powerful crystals to use when undertaking complex tasks that require not only focus, but persistence. It enhances mental clarity, concentration, and focus. Additionally, it is powerful in purifying and filtering energies. This is turn, allows you to allocate greater mental capacity to focus on the things that are important. Sometimes we're our own worst enemy and honey calcite is effective in overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors that may be preventing you from reaching your full potential.
Feel like you're constantly in the midst of chaos? Perhaps it feels like anxiety and emotional distress are getting the best of you. If so, then sodalite might be the crystal for you. Sodalite promotes order in the midst of chaos. It helps restore emotional balance when things just feel a bit "out of whack". It is a fantastic calming stone and helps mitigate stress and anxiety. Sodalite helps alleviate mental confusion and improves focus and intuitive perception. It is excellent for enhancing rational and analytical thought. It promotes focus and calmness of the mind. This makes it a great crystal for mediation, as it aids in deepening meditation and increasing spiritual perception. Sodalite is associated with the third eye chakra.
Let's face it, life is stressful and adulting, even moreso. A lot of times it's our emotions and stress that prevent us from being able to truly focus. I mean, who cares about meeting a deadline for work or school when you're emotionally battered? Quite frankly, it's hard to give your 100% when you're not at 100%. That's why I had to add lepidolite to the list of my fave crystals for focus. Specifically, because lepidolite is a powerful calming stone that helps alleviate stress and depression. It can support deep emotional healing. Lepidolite aids in overcoming emotional and mental dependencies, that contribute to underperformance. It promotes independence and achieving one’s goals. It helps to focus on what is truly important and aids in decision making. Lepidolite is associated with the crown and third eye chakras and encourages intellect, analytical thought, and concentration. However, is can also be used on the heart chakra, which attributes to why it's so effective with emotional healing.
Amethyst is truly one of the most versatile crystals out there. The uses for amethyst are in incredibly broad, making it a true staple for every crystal collection. It is also one of the most plentiful crystals in the world and is a member of the quartz family. Amethyst is one of the most powerful stabilizing crystals, in fact, it has the ability to stabilize the energy of other crystals. This makes amethyst an amazing crystal for establishing balance. It is coveted for its ability to promote peace and tranquility, mitigating stress. Can't seem to think straight? Amethyst alleviates brain fog and promotes heightened mental clarity. It deepens one's concentration and is one of the best crystals for meditation. Amethyst aids in problem solving and improved practicality. It is highly protective and discourages negative thinking which can prevent one from maintaining focus.
I love fluorite for soooo many reasons. Not only is it a phenomenal crystal for focus, but it is also one of the most effective crystals for motivation. It aids in organizing one's thoughts while enhancing one's focus and concentration. It is fabulous when needing to create structure and routine. Got a to do list that's a mile long? Fluorite aids in helping to prioritize what's important and filtering out what's not. Do you tend to be forgetful? Fluorite is known to enhance one's memory. It is also an effective crystal for protection, in that it helps to identify and shield against psychic attack and other negative energies. Need to get your creative juices flowing? Fluorite has been known to encourage creative thinking. Best of all, it comes in a wide variety of colors. This means there is a fluorite for each chakra. My favorite? rainbow fluorite! However, for more extreme cases, green fluorite attacks disorganization with a vengeance and is great for those that are "scatter brained". It is the drill sergeant of routine and promotes more intense focus and concentration over sustained periods of time.
If you read through this entire post in one sitting, congrats, your focus isn't completely shot! However, you might try working with any or all of the crystals for focus, listed above. Will you give them a try? If so, which one?
How to Use Your Crystals
You may be wondering, this is all fine, but how do I use the crystals above to improve my focus? I suggest placing the crystals in a location where you tend to do work that requires you to focus. For me, it's at my desk. I have a rainbow fluorite tower near my desk and raw amethyst in my desk drawer. I also keep amethyst on the nightstand by my bed to help ease my overactive mind when going to bed.
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