“I suffer from depression and anxiety.. What would you recommend I have in my room to help me sleep, pick up my mood, and relax me and where I should place them?”
For sleep: Amethyst, rose quartz, or hematite. Amethyst can be placed under your pillow or on a bedside table. Rose quartz should be placed on the floor next to your bed. Wearing hematite around your neck at night can also help with relaxation. Just before you go to sleep or to help you relax any time, try holding amethyst on your forehead or rose quartz on your heart for a few minutes.
To elevate your mood: Sunstone and amber are the two I would recommend most. Both are stones associated with the sun, which can lift depression and help you rediscover the sunnier side of life. Sunstone is a stone of vitality and cheerfulness, more effective when worn in the sun. Amber is a more calming stone that can lift depression and absorb negative energy. Amber should be worn in direct contact with your skin, but shouldn’t be left out in the sun or it can become brittle.
For depression and anxiety: Tigers eye, turquoise, malachite, and rhodonite are all good stones, in addition to amber and sunstone. I suggest either wearing a piece, touching your skin, or keeping one with you all the time as a touch stone whenever the feelings start to hit you. Aquamarine is another good one to use as a touch stone, especially useful if you suffer from panic attacks.
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