Description: 11×16 Amethyst nugget, 10mm Rose Quartz and Amethyst, silver spacers, on elastic
Card: Amethyst is believed to promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. Rose Quartz is believed to foster a sense of peace, healing, and comfort. These two gemstones were purposefully chosen for this “Fostering Happiness” mental health bracelet for these very qualities. As you look at the Rose Quartz throughout the day, let them be a reminder to engage in six activities that have been demonstrated by research in psychology to improve mood and help combat depression and anxiety. When you look at the first Rose Quartz bead, let it serve as a reminder to take a moment in Gratitude. Think about one person, object, relationship, experience for which you are grateful. Being grateful helps elevate mood. When you look at the second Rose Quartz bead, think about one of your favorite experiences, remembering it in as much detail as possible, drawing upon all of your senses. Your brain cannot distinguish between living the event and remembering the event. When you look at the third Rose Quartz bead, let it be a reminder to contact one person to say thank you, give a compliment, or say, “I am thinking about you.” Social connections improve emotional well-being. When you look at the fourth Rose Quartz, let it serve as a reminder to engage in 15 minutes of cardiovascular activity, proven to be a powerful antidepressant. When you look at the fifth Rose Quartz, let it be a reminder to say a positive affirmation or favorite quote. When you look at the sixth Rose Quartz, let it serve as a reminder to take two minutes to quiet the mind and just focus on your breathing.