I hate winter. There, I said it. If my granny heard me say that, she would tell me, “Hate’s a strong word.” and I would say, “I know, that’s why I said it.” To some people, snow is a beautiful, white blanket that glistens in the sunlight. To me, it’s just an inconvenience that turns into an ugly mess when it melts in the parking lot.
Like many people with Seasonal Affective Disorder, it’s hard for me to get out of bed when the skies are gloomy and gray. I become irritable and anxious, and I crave sweets. I let the laundry go, and eat a donut. Dishes? What dishes, there’s a snack cake in the cabinet.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is pretty common and treatable, lasting a few months out of the year, however, if you continuously experience depression, I urge you to see your physician or another medical professional.
I utilize crystals to help elevate my mood during the dark days of winter. Some of you may be skeptical or hesitant about using a few rocks to help you feel better, but they have been used for centuries to promote positive energy. Here are the crystals I use to improve my state of mind during those dreary months.
- Citrine. This happy little crystal boosts energy and clears negativity. It’s a vibrant yellow, which makes me feel better just looking at it.
- Sunstone. As its name suggests, it brightens the gloomy winter days with energies of the sun. I find it to be a real pick-me-up.
- Orange Calcite. Sunshine in a stone. It brings positive energy and joy to your day.
- Rose Quartz. This crystal has a very calming effect, giving your mood a much needed boost.
- Lepidolite. Chill out with this Lithium containing crystal. Lepidolite is know for it’s relaxing qualities.
A rise in the popularity of crystals has made it fairly easy to find them. They can be purchased online, at local metaphysical shops, and even some mass retailers.
I do not have medical or psychiatric training. Please seek the advice or counsel of a medical professional for any physical or mental illness. Crystal healing and other types of energy work are not a substitute for traditional medical treatment.