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Feeling S.A.D.? Beat the winter blues with crystals

Some people love winter. They can’t wait for the temperature to drop, the snow to settle in and they can’t wait to wrap themselves up in winter hats, drinking hot chocolate and getting cosy in front of their fire. Others feel differently. Once winter hits they long for the warmth of summer and can’t quite shake the feeling that the clouds have descended; bringing with them a gloomy atmosphere that is only lifted when winter is over. It basically feels like hibernation time! If that sounds like you then you’re not alone.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) affects around 5% of people and is more common in women than men. There’s no definitive cure for S.A.D. but there are some things you can do to try and alleviate the symptoms. For example, getting as much natural sunlight as possible, exercising regularly and managing your stress levels. Light therapy is also recommended.

However, you can also beat the winter blues by using crystals. Crystals are powerful tools that can help us with a wide range of problems. So there’s no reason to ignore them during the winter blues.

There are a multitude of crystals you can use depending on what you’re lacking and what you need.

Lemon Quartz can be used if the winter weather has dampened your imagination and you need a boost of creativity. It also has warming qualities that can soothe you when the weather is decidedly bad!

If you’re feeling a little lacklustre in general and you need some energy injecting into your life, a Golden Calcite can work wonderfully. Use this crystal to perk you right up either at home or at work.

Sometimes, in winter, we tend to have a surge of energy, starting projects that we have every intention of finishing, but that ultimately get abandoned. If you’ve found yourself doing this recently, Hemimorphite can give you the nudge to finish those incomplete projects.

Unakite can be used to bring general joy to your daily life – something a lot of us need in the winter months. Sinking into a depression can occur when the days get shorter and colder. Unakite can lift your mood and make day to day activities that little bit easier.

It can be quite hard to adopt an optimistic attitude when you’ve got the winter blues, however, using an Ametrine crystal can help you change your outlook. Keep it in your bedroom so you wake up with a more positive mentality each morning.

Other crystals you can use are:

  • Sunstone – for creativity
  • Goldstone – for vitality
  • Lepidolite – to dispel greyness

Always remember to keep your specific gemstone for your star sign close by for added energy too!

We hope these crystals go someway to lifting you out of your winter depression. Keep them around your home or work and remember to use them during your meditation & healing rituals.

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