Mental and emotional health and well-being is such a crucial part of our overall health and well-being. Too often we prioritize physical health only and ignore mental and emotional health, until it becomes overwhelmingly important and urgent to address. Covid-19 has made many of us hypervigilant of our physical health, while isolation and stress has built up while our mental health is neglected. Make sure you are investing time and energy into all areas of well-being.
Two of the biggest tools to take care of your mental health and reground yourself are meditation and gems. So many of us are rushing through our lives from one thing to another, with no breaks. Or even when we take a “break,” we are scrolling through our phone or listening to music. There is tremendous power in silence. Especially deliberate silence, where we consciously choose to eliminate the noise and distraction and just be with ourselves completely. Setting a timer for five minutes a day of sitting in silence meditating can be immensely powerful. While you meditate put deliberate focus on the breath. The breath is a great tool because it’s always with us. And, again, deliberately choosing to slow our breath down has countless benefits to our body, our nervous system, our emotional well-being and our mind.
If you find that meditation alone is not enough right now, you are not alone! There are a few stones you can add around your home and carry with you that can also help reground and balance you. Hematite is one of the most powerful grounding stones, hematite’s energy connects you deep into the Earth. This ensures you remain firmly rooted and able to focus on the current moment. You may also find Red Jasper particularly helpful during this time. Red jasper is a warm, gentle stone for grounding that brings strength and stamina to the fore. Red jasper is also a stabilizer. This is important during times of stress or when you need emotional balance.