If you find yourself procrastinating and lacking the energy you need to check items off your to-do list, you might (read: will) benefit by using crystals for motivation and increased energy.
Does this sound familiar: your alarm goes off in the morning and instead of hopping out of bed, you press the snooze button one, two or maybe three times.
Your mind begins to swirl with all the things you need to do and for whatever you, through no fault of your own, you just lack the motivation (and energy) to get them done.
I hear you! We’re constantly being overworked and pushed to the extreme at our jobs and in our personal lives.
It’s exhausting some days, but I want to share with you several healing crystals for motivation that will help set you on the right path!
How to Choose the Right Crystals for Motivation
When trying to improve your motivation, you will want to select gemstones that work specifically with your three lower chakras.
Our three lower chakras are:
These chakras aid our stability and strength.
When it concerns motivation, you want to activate these chakras so you are grounded and have the perseverance to complete whatever it is you need help getting done.
Whether it’s a project at school or work or even just daily tasks such as tidying up your home, healing crystals helps to unlock the motivation you require.
Quick tip: Some of the crystals below are for the upper chakras, however, I explain why they still work incredibly well to keep you motivated.
But it’s helpful to know that generally, the lower chakras affect our motivation.
Let’s dive in and find out which stones for motivation are going to help you excel and succeed.
The 7 Best Crystals for Motivation
1. Carnelian | Courage & Self-Esteem
How to use this stone: Keep stone in your pocket on days when you need a boost
Zodiacs: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo
Stone summary: When you have a big project but cannot muster up the motivation to complete it, Carnelian will help. This fiery stone will provide you will sharpen concentration so that you will be able to think outside the box when completing projects and assignments.
This stone works well for students and workers that need to meet deadlines. Your intuition will be improved, making it easier for you to complete tasks that require heaving thinking. Instead of feeling foggy and bogged down mentally as you try to complete projects, you’ll feel rejuvenated and able to think more clearly.
Carnelian will cause you to take action and move forward by stimulating your ambition and allowing you to focus on your goals.
2. Tiger’s Eye | Creativity, Willpower & Sharpness
How to use this stone: Wear Tiger’s Eye as a ring or bracelet on your right side, so it’s kept close to your body and lower chakras throughout the day
Stone summary: The Tiger’s Eye stone is a must if you lack motivation, confidence and focus. Like the sharp eye of the tiger, this stone will give its user laser focus when trying to complete any kind of task. PS: we also recommend Tiger’s Eye in our list of crystals for focus.Tiger’s Eye will rid you of stagnant energy causing you to feel tired and slow and replace it with energized vibrations that will have you leaping to take action.
If you feel sluggish in the morning and struggle to get through the midday hump, use Tiger’s Eye to give you a steady flow of energy throughout the day. Tiger’s Eye will allow you to process large amounts of information and is one of the best crystals for both students and workers.
3. Citrine | Imagination, Success & Manifestation
How to use this stone: Repeat a mantra while holding Citrine in your palms
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Stone summary: If you feel unmotivated and need to find a way to ignite your passions, incorporate Citrine into your life. Like the sun, Citrine will give you a vibrant burst of light into your life. When we get into ruts, it’s often because we feel a lack of purpose. Citrine will bring you a sense of fulfillment along with the motivation to go after your dreams.
If you have a project that you started by lack the motivation to complete, want to start a business or need to find that extra spark in your life, you can use Citrine to help.
Citrine will awaken your creativity and help you reach your goals.
4. Amethyst | Stability, Balance & Protection
How to use this stone: Place this stone where you need its powers (in your office, in a new home etc)
Zodiacs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Stone summary: Although Amethyst isn’t associated with the lower chakras, it’s a stone that many turn to when they need a crystal for motivation. Amethyst works on your upper chakras, improving focus, concentration and motivation.
For someone who has mentally taxing work, Amethyst is the perfect stone to improve your mind and give you the motivation you need to complete your projects.
Amethyst will improve your memory, give you clarity and improve your concentration. If you’re someone who caves under stress, and as a result, cannot complete tasks, use Amethyst as it will provide protection from stress and prevent mood swings.
5. Unakite | Vitality & Love
How to use this stone: Keep a small Unakite stone in your pocket (or worn as jewelry) throughout the day
Chakra: Third Eye
Stone summary: Unakite is another upper chakra stone that I recommend using for motivation. Unakite is a really wonderful crystal for friendship and relationships, which includes the relationship we have with our own selves.
As we discussed above, it’s important to identify why you are lacking motivation before choosing healing crystals to use. If you lack motivation because you also lack self-love, turn to Unakite.
Unakite will help you overcome negative habits that are holding you back (such as negative self-talk). If you need the motivation to go to the gym, read more, eat healthier or break bad habits by replacing them with healthy ones, Unakite is going to help you.
6. Black Tourmaline (Schorl) | Protection & Grounding
How to use this stone: Meditate with Tourmaline at your Root chakra and envision what you need to accomplish
Stone summary: Black Tourmaline is one of my favorite crystals for motivation when I feel down. Black Tourmaline is necessary when you find yourself unmotivated due to a lack of positive energy in your life. It will rid you of negative energy and attract upbeat positive energy to help you stay motivated and focused.
If you have a racing mind that prevents you from completing your tasks, you can use Tourmaline to slow your mind and wash you over with a sense of calmness.
Black Tourmaline will motivate and strengthen you to tackle your day with confidence.
7. Red Jasper | Stamina & Determination
How to use this stone: Keep Unakite with you throughout the day, either in jewelry-form or in your pocket.
Stone summary: Red Jasper will give you the determination you need to tackle tough projects. It will boost your stamina, so if you have a large project that is going to take a long time to complete, use Red Jasper to give you a steady flow of energy to get you through till the end.
It will help you organize your thoughts and prioritize tasks so that you have a clear understanding of how to tackle big projects. Red Jasper will also arm you with a positive attitude that is useful in going after your dreams and starting something new.
Tips When Using Crystals for Motivation
Now that you know which crystals you can use to motivate you, here are some helpful tips for squeezing the most motivation out of your crystal usage.
1. Identify What is Holding You Back
Your first step is to try and identify what is holding you back from achieving your goals and tasks at hand.
This can be the trickiest part, so if you aren’t able to pinpoint it directly, don’t worry.
To uncover this, try journaling or writing your thoughts down.
If, for example, you are lacking motivation because you also lack self-confidence, you might want to look towards crystals that help with your confidence. In this article, we noted that Tiger’s Eye is a great crystal for motivation when it’s stemming from a lack of confidence.
But what if you can’t identify what’s holding you back?
That’s not a problem! If that’s the case, you can start with whatever crystal you’d like. If you notice it isn’t helping, move onto another one until you eventually find the one that works for you.
2. Meditate With Your Stone of Choice
While wearing your stone throughout the day or carrying it around is very helpful, you might also want to meditate with your crystals.
First, write down what you’d like on a piece of paper and be specific.
For example, you can write something like, “I am going to wake up every morning at 6 a.m. and do a 20 minute workout. After my workout, I will feel awake, healthy and happy”.
Write your statements in “I am going to…” instead of “I want to…”.
You can also write how completing the above task will make you feel.
Once you’ve written this down, take your stone, place it on the chakra that it’s associated with, and envision what you’ve written down on the piece of paper.
Imagine how you feel before, during and after completing the task you’ve written about.
You can do this for as little or as long as you’d like. If meditation is something you struggle with, you can start with only a couple of minutes and work your way up to longer meditation sessions.
3. Perform a Spiritual Cleansing Bath Ritual
Spiritual cleansing baths are the ultimate ritual to clean your aura of any negative energy and help you feel balanced.
The above link goes into detailed steps for how you can have your own cleansing bath with crystals; I recommend reading it!
Healing Crystals for Motivation
Crystals can be highly motivating. It’s best to pick a crystal that suits all your needs in order to get the most motivation out of it.
Which crystal do you think you’ll use for motivation? Let me know below in the comments.
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