Description: 10mm Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, African Turquoise Jasper, Colorful Amazonite, Lapis, Blue Spot, Amethyst, and Howlite gemstones
Card: Re-Write Your Story (Rhodonite). Recognize the story you use to represent your life. Listen to what you are saying to yourself and question it. Reframe your personal narrative that shapes your view of yourself and the world.
Practice Optimism (Rose Quartz). Make it a priority to think positive thoughts and surround yourself with optimistic people.
Don’t Take Things Too Personally (African Turquoise Jasper). Yes, taking personal responsibility is important. Not just important, but crucial. But it is also important to view any setback with perspective. Remember that any setback is not 100% personal or your fault, pervasive, or permanent.
Support Others (Colorful Amazonite). Resilience studies consistently demonstrate that people with resilience have strong social support networks. But those who have the most resilience are those who GIVE support to others. The giving need not be big. It just needs to have meaning and purpose.
Take Stress Breaks (Lapis). Stress will never be eliminated from our lives. The key is to manage it. An important factor in managing it is taking a break. Allow yourself a time-out! Meditate, have coffee or lunch with a friend, exercise, take a quick brisk walk, or just breathe.
Remember What You Have Overcome (Blue Spot). Reminding yourself of all of the obstacles that you have overcome will help you to maintain the mindset that you can overcome whatever obstacle, challenge, or stress you are now facing.
Move Out of Your Comfort Zone (Amethyst). Make your motto, “Life happens out of your comfort zone.” Put yourself in challenging situations. Take an adventurous vacation, share your secret singing talent at an Open Mic. When you design and create your own challenge or stress, you will be better able to handle the stressors that you do not create in your life.