Adults and children can benefit from some support in the concentration department. Every day we are bombarded with distractions, but with the right skills and some supportive stones, you can boost concentration and increase focus.
Fidget and sensory toys have made a huge difference in the lives of many students. We’ve also found that wearing or carrying a calming crystal to soothe nerves, feel grounded and remember your goals and intentions can be an invaluable tool for a strong mind.
Tips to Help with Focus & Concentration
- Get mindful and grounded before starting a task. This means do something that connects you to yourself like taking a few deep breaths, stretching and getting in the zone. You can do this with kids too and ask them to do a body scan as well as some breathing techniques. They can also use their crystals as a reminder tool to ground and set an intention for this period of time.
- Schedule short periods of time for studying or tasks that require your attention. Let’s say it’s writing an email or doing a homework assignment, put on “Do Not Disturb” and set a timer for an appropriate amount of time (this may be 5-10 minutes for kiddos). When the timer goes off see how much you’ve accomplished.
- Reward yourself after each time period of uninterrupted distractions. Get up and take a break, move around or get a snack, but set a timer here too. This will help you come back to the task at hand and feel more confident in your ability to stay focused.
Crystals that Help with Focus
For those who need help with their mental clarity and calming the mind, Onyx is a must-have. Onyx is known as the “Student’s Stone” and when you wear it while studying, it can assist in concentration by preventing scattered thoughts. A perfect stone for tests and exams as it helps block negative thoughts and energy.
Sodalite is also known for decreasing distractions, enhancing creativity and inspiration, focus, and clear communication. It has been called the “Stone of Creatives” and the “Stone of Truth.” Our Kid’s Collection Focus Pack contains this beautiful blue gemstone as well as powerful affirmations for focus and confidence.
Aquamarine is a high-energy gemstone known to calm the mind, clear negativity and create peaceful energy for those who wear or see this crystal. The properties in Aquamarine help you feel focused, clear and confident in matters that relate to learning, creativity and communication with others.
Tiger’s Eye is a popular crystal for focus and concentration. Not only can it help you get in the zone when studying for long periods of time, but it also protects against negative energies that could otherwise hinder your efforts.
Smoky Quartz is great for absorbing negative energies that could cause you to become distracted or lose your train of thought, and also will help to keep you focused for long periods of time. If you have a paper to write or you have to study for a test, wear this crystal to protect you and help you feel more in control. Every time you look at it, remind yourself that you’ve got this!