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Crystals for Productivity and Creativity

Creating habits and routines geared toward maximum productivity is the best way to combat procrastination, inactivity, and lack of motivation. I have found that cultivating routines that incorporate meditation and affirmations to be a successful way to remain as productive as possible, even when it's tough to do so – and adding crystals to meditations and affirmation ritual amplifies that focus and intention.

The crystals that will be most useful to you largely depend on the type of work you do and your work environment. However, if you're an entrepreneur, a working creative, or a dedicated member of a larger business, these are a few crystals you can keep in and around your workspace to boost or bolster your productivity and creativity.

Pyrite

Often called Fool's Gold, this is the one stone that should be in everyone's workspace. Pyrite is perfect for those moments when you need motivation or physical strength to complete a task. It's also a symbol of wealth, good luck, and abundance, something we all want.

An Affirmation for Pyrite

My confidence in my abilities is unshakeable. Abundance and prosperity flow to me.

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Amethyst

Amethyst should have a prominent place on your desktop, and should definitely be included in your pre-work meditation ritual. Ranging from red-violet to deep violet, Amethyst is a stone of protection that also quiets the mind, strengthens your intuition, and refines your thought process in business matters. If you're a creative or spiritual entrepreneur, Amethyst can encourage growth and creates a protective shield that helps you remain clear and centered. It's also a natural stress reliever, which is something that we all need.

An Affirmation for Amethyst

Positive energy radiates from me and protects me as I navigate stressful creative and professional endeavors.

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Yellow Calcite

Breaking old habits can be difficult, but dissolving them and establishing new patterns is very important for success. Yellow Calcite fortifies your determination and increase your motivation and drive. If discernment and critical analysis are things that you find difficult or necessary for your work, Yellow Calcite is perfect for bolstering your brain for deep problem solving. Keep this stone close when you're doing any type of revisions or learning something new.

Affirmation for Yellow Calcite

I have the strength and confidence to learn new things and develop new skills.

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Fluorite

Social media and on-demand entertainment have really done a number on our ability to maintain attention for long periods of time. A simple Google search can send you down a YouTube hole that ends on the check out page of your favorite online store! Flourite will not only help you stay on task but will also clear your mind so that you can complete that task in an orderly way.

Affirmation for Fluorite

I approach my work with a clear mind and the focus I need to see it through to completion.

Shop Fluorite at Almanac Supply Co

Smoky Quartz

Entrepreneurs and creatives are often plagued with having more ideas that we can tackle at one time. Deciding which of these ideas is should be prioritized can feel like a ridiculously tough decision. Smoky Quartz grounds you and helps you sift through those ideas and decide which should be developed, saved for later, or let go.

Affirmation for Smoky Quartz

I am grounded in my purpose. My mind is clear and ready to focus on work on the task at hand.

Shop Smoky Quartz at Almanac Supply Co

In Atomic Habits, James Clear says that "every habit is initiated by a cue" and that "we are more likely to notice cues that stand out." Grouping these powerful crystals in your work environment and making meditation part of your ritual might be the visual cue you need to be more productive!

BY TASHA L. HARRISON

Tasha is a romance author, editor, and podcaster who looks for the happily ever after in every story. Her favorite season is Summer, when she can drink on patios and write in the wild.

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