Worry stones are polished pieces of gemstone crystals that can be held easily in your hand. They are also called palm stones or smoothies and they come in a variety of sizes and colours.
The best time to use a worry stone is when you are stressing over a difficult situation or you’re worrying about a particular situation.
Why would I use a worry stone?
When you worry, you are wasting your energy either worrying about something that occurred in your past, that has already happened and cannot be altered or you’re worrying about something that is going to or may occur in the future.
It’s very important for us to stay in the present moment so that we can be aware of how our body feels when we’re worrying or stressing too much. Being mindful of our bodies reaction to stress and worry can help us avoid long term stress developing into mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression.
How does a worry stone help with this?
Your worry stone when held in your hands will help to keep you focused and in the present moment. The touch and feel of your chosen worry stone is what will help you to keep your feet on the ground so to speak and calm you down.
So how do I use a worry stone?
- Simply hold it and feel it!
- Imagine projecting your worries into the stone to be trapped there
- For meditation and focus purposes, use a candlelight and focus on the palm stone and its patterns
How do I choose the right worry stone?
At Gemstone and Tarot in Liverpool, they sell a variety of palm stones at £3 each (at the time of writing this post). Simply choose the palm/worry stone that you’re drawn to and use your intuition as you are drawn to it for a reason.
You can keep them on your person or in your room. It’s whatever feels right to you and if you see a gemstone you’re drawn to and it’s not a worry stone, you can use that instead. You’re drawn to it for a reason!