(OMTimes | Andrew Pacholyk) Too much mental chatter leads us to worry. Worry can only serve us well if we use the fear and recognize that a plan of action is needed, such as in a stressful situation, and then act on it. Here are some effective ways to stop the mental chatter using crystals, along with other methods you may want to try.
Are you suffering with excessive mental chatter?
Sympathy and nurturing are traits that make up an earth personality, but excessive worry becomes a state of restlessness and agitation, producing mental uneasiness, foreshadowing, anxiety, and painful uncertainty. The “what if” syndrome is a constant pattern that is played out in the mind of someone who worries too much. The emotional aspect of earth can carry a deep sense of emptiness. This tends to make fear or overthinking even worse. This downward spiral creates a destructive behavior that makes the earth personality seek out constant reassurance and a sense of neediness. Worry is a destroyer of the soul. Left unchecked, worry lends itself to hysteria.
The most effective crystals for reducing worry
Pensiveness precedes worry. Any activity that involves a lot of mental effort will run the risk of causing disharmony, in turn causing worry and resulting in fatigue, lethargy, and inability to concentrate. Worry can only serve you well if you worry and recognize that a plan of action is needed, in a stressful situation and then you act on it. If you have trouble acting on it, consider these crystals for assistance:
Amber is a valuable resin, useful in treating pensiveness, which leads to excessive worry. It is for those who physically manifest worry into stomach anxiety and central nervous system disorders.
Citrine reduces anxiety, fear, and depression. It is invigorating and active. Develops an inner calm and security and makes us less sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Can dispel negative feelings and help us to accept the flow of events. Eases digestion and stomach tension from worry.
Hematite is a grounding stone which clears the mental stress, distractions and nervous energies surrounding your situation.
Heulandite is a stone used when dealing with small, annoying worries or troublesome details that agitate you. It helps to neutralize distressing thoughts.
Smoky Quartz helps to alleviate fear, anxiety and associated emotional depression. This “anchor stone” moderates worry, exhaustion and mood swings.
Try these best methods to stop the worry
1. Worry is a viscous cycle that you create. Stop the mental chatter. Think about something else.
2. Get active in something else: Do volunteer work, clean the house, interact with a charity, church or community group.
3. Collaborate with those less fortunate: This often shows you how lucky and grateful you should really be.
4. Issues of control: need to be let go of. “I trust that everything will work itself out the way it should be.” This should be your mantra. Trust can be powerful and give action. “Everything will be okay”!
5. Talk Therapy: whether it is your best friend, a therapist of a perfect stranger, sometimes expressing your concerns is all you need to get it out and on the table.
6. Do something you enjoy: preferably with a friend. Someone who can show you reality. A friend can ground you and show you the fun you are lacking and the worry, which consumes you.
7. Exercise is one of the best ways to push through stress, anxiety and will make you sweat, burn calories and improve feelings of depression.
8. Calm your mind: by doing some deep breathing, yoga or meditation. Close your eyes and put your mind into a tranquil, peaceful setting that allows you to wander and invite a sense of serenity.
9. Know the difference between a situation over which you have control and one over which you have no control. This will make all the difference in how you handle something.
10. Let go: If you have done all that you can do to rectify your situation, it is time to leave it in greater hands. The Universe actually takes care of your needs. You simply have to allow this to happen.
It can be very helpful to start a journal. Journaling is very cathartic and a good way of look at your thoughts on paper, to find a solution!
About the author
Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac. has been in the alternative health field for over 18 years. See Biography. He is an expert in treating infertility and gynecology, pain management and anti-aging therapies.
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