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The Best Crystals to Increase Willpower and Motivation

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

The Best Crystals to Increase Willpower and Motivation

There’s something about the energy of the New Year that makes us want to create healthier patterns and habits, explore new paths, and invite adventure into our lives. There’s a fizz of excitement and potential in the air as we ponder all the wonderful things we want to attract our way.

But sticking to New Year’s resolutions isn’t easy. By the time February rolls around, many of us are back to our comfortable old ways. Gym memberships lapse, healthy eating falls by the wayside and our daily yoga practice becomes a thing of the past.

We might beat ourselves up for having no discipline or willpower, or convince ourselves it’s all just too hard, but if you excel at falling off the wagon, all is not lost!

There are some beautiful crystals for beginners friends that can help you stick to your guns, stay motivated, and manifest wonderful things into your life:

Crystals to increase motivation


Ruby is a stimulating stone that helps you set goals and stay motivated to achieve them. It attracts abundance, increases your courage, and boosts your passion for life. Ruby helps with visualisation, encouraging you to pursue your dreams, whilst at the same time, keeping you realistic.


Carnelian encourages positive life choices. It’s a grounding stone that keeps you stable while filling you with motivation and vitality. Carnelian can help remove blocks that may have previously stopped you from achieving your goals.


Another stone of abundance, citrine is dynamic and energizing, bringing sunshine into your life. It is a stone of creativity, allowing you to explore new ways of doing things. Citrine improves confidence and self-esteem and promotes success in all endeavours.


Sardonyx increases willpower and self-control. It is a protective stone, promoting strength and stability. Working with sardonyx encourages you to find greater meaning and integrity in your life.


Hematite is excellent for helping you overcome addictions and compulsive behaviour. It strengthens willpower and removes self-limiting beliefs. If you do suffer a loss of willpower, hematite helps you see this is not the end of the world.

How to use your crystals to improve motivation

You may have noticed that most of these stones are red, orange, or golden. These colours correspond to the three lower chakras – the root chakra, sacral chakra, and solar plexus. These are the seats of your stability, creativity, and power and can be balanced or energized by placing your crystals on these points.

Visualise yourself achieving your goals while your crystals are placed on the appropriate chakras. Alternatively, just hold them in your hand as you meditate. If you’re keen to know more about crystal body layouts, you’ll love my new book, Rock On.

You may also like to place your crystals on your desk, next to your bed or in your car - anywhere you need that extra help to stay on your new chosen path.

If you’re feeling creative, you can also design a motivational grid with your crystals or make an elixir.

When you’re writing your list of New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to be realistic. Set goals that are achievable and don’t be hard on yourself on those occasions when life gets in the way.

Here’s to a beautiful, abundant, and healthy 2022!

Kate Mantello is a Master Crystal & Energy Healing Practitioner, Founder & CEO of Evolve Healing Institute and the author of 'Rock On - The crystal healing handbook for spiritual rebels'. If you would like to learn more about crystal healing or how to become a crystal healing practitioner, then please check out Kate's world-class, internationally accredited online crystal healing courses. Alternatively, for a deeply personal healing experience, you may like to book a 1-1 online intuitive crystal healing session with Kate, which also includes your very own crystal prescription.

Mel Shieldhouse is a freelance copywriter and content creator, specialising in helping busy, heart-centered entrepreneurs attract their dream clients.

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