It’s no secret that 2020 has been a whirlwind of emotions. With strength and resilience we look to 2021 with hopes for a fresh start and a new beginning. Obviously, the state of the world cannot change within a day’s time. But it can be the first day of a new year where things do begin to get better. Here are some New Year’s resolutions that we can all practice!

1) Show a Little More Love

This can be love for yourself, love for others, and universal love— it’s all coming from the same place! Love is the most important thing we have and it is meant to be treasured and shared. Spending time with people you care about is very important for your emotional wellness and doing random acts of kindness is amazing for your mental clarity. Love can be shown in different forms; it can be verbal affirmation, helping someone with something, doing a kind gesture, and/or giving a gift. All of these are great ways of expressing to someone that you care. If you are going with the gift option or just want something that makes you happy, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Emerald, Kunzite, Moonstone, Pearl, Multistone, Prasiolite, and Rutilated Quartz are all believed to attract and encourage love. Rose Quartz in particular is a universal stone of love.

2) Accept Who You Are

There are way too many blogs mentioning a resolution involving some form of “self-improvement”. Not this one! Instead, we are encouraging you to accept who you are and what makes you unique. You are the only person like you in a world of over 7.5 billion people. That is pretty spectacular! Besides, there is no universal rule on what makes someone beautiful. So why try to change to fit someone else’s idea of beauty? This year find your happiness being you. If you’re looking for even more encouragement, Aquamarine, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, Prasiolite, Rhodochrosite, Larimar, and Onyx are believed to evoke a sense of strength, courage and inner power while encouraging self acceptance. 

3) Find a New Hobby

Okay, so this one’s a little generic but it’s very helpful towards balancing a healthy lifestyle! Finding a new activity you can do when you’re not working or spending time with loved ones is a great way to stimulate self expression and imagination. You don’t have to paint large mosaics and knit a sweater for your cat (even though these things would be awesome activities), you can do something as simple as taking a fun class that teaches you how to do something you’ve always wanted to do or learn. It could be a yoga class, cooking class, a singing course, or a dance class. You can also start something you can easily do from home like writing. Maybe even take your friends (or your kids) to the park to play frisbee or to a court to play tennis. For a little boost, Agate, Apatite, Amazonite, Aventurine, Clear Quartz, Howlite, Lapis Lazuli, and/or Pyrite is believed to spark creativity and inspiration in the wearer. 

4) Do Something Daring

Is there anything you’ve been thinking of doing that you’ve been holding back on? Maybe you’ve been wanting to travel somewhere, move, get a dog, tell that person you have feelings for them, or maybe you’ve just been wanting that new tattoo. We’re all hoping that things will improve and travel will be safe again— and when it is, take it as an opportunity to go somewhere you’ve been dreaming of! We just got out of one of the most turbulent years of our lives, not to mention we’ve been stuck indoors for most of it… Now is the time to do something exciting for yourself. Break free and experiment! Throw on some Howlite and Blue Lace Agate stones that are believed to encourage self expression and empowerment.

5) Heal

The final and most important New Year’s resolution for 2021 is healing. Healing from the pain and anguish we’ve felt this past year, healing from the stress and heartache we’ve endured, and healing from everything we wished would’ve happened differently. Meditation and self care including: going for daily walks in the fresh air and taking relaxing baths or trips to the spa, are all great ways to help the mind and body relax and rejuvenate. Druzy Quartz, Multistone, Amethyst, Geode, Rhodochrosite, Iolite, Tanzanite, and Amber are all associated with healing and are believed to provide positive energy to the wearer, promoting self awareness and happiness.

Whatever journey you decide to partake in this upcoming year, try to find what makes you the happiest and follow along on that path. We greet this year with high hopes and good intentions! Wishing you all the best and a very Happy New Year!

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