How Mindfulness Can Help You Be More Successful

There’s a reason successful women like Victoria Beckham are talking about meditation, mindful eating, and mindfulness as a whole. Because for them to stay on top of their game, they need time to pause and think. They need to be on top of every area of their lives and be stress-free in order to perform.

And it turns out Victoria has a simple trick for taking mindfulness with her wherever she goes. And it happens to involve a simple crystal.

A great book was written on mindfulness called The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim. Haemin Sunim is a modern Zen meditation teacher who teaches that when you slow down, the world slows down with you. One thing he mentions in passing is how even a simple stone can become the most important thing in your life if you pay attention to it regularly.

Victoria’s trick for mindfulness on the go.
Mindfulness works by bringing you into the moment. The practice of being mindful requires conscious thoughts about the world around you. Taking a deep breath, eating mindfully, or listing the things you’re grateful for all help you to be more mindful. For Victoria, picking up a crystal has the same effect. Crystals are said to offer instant clarity and stillness of mind while allowing you to focus and stay in the moment. Many successful women keep a Citrine crystal on their desk, as this is supposedly the crystal of power and success. Focusing on your chosen crystal can bring specific feelings into your life.

Victoria credits crystals with her ability to manage her hectic life and stay on top of her diary. Simply noticing the world around her, and focusing on the belief she places in her crystals will help her be mindful of her surroundings.

How Victoria uses crystals for mindfulness.
Victoria uses Black Obsidian, believing it protects her from negativity. Whenever she holds the stone or carries it with her, she will not be negative or affected by negativity.

Using crystals for mindfulness will help you to pay attention to the things and people that matter. To have the necessary brain space to deal with anything, and to stay on top of your life. It’s all about slowing down and processing your thoughts correctly.

In fact, belief in crystals has been around for a while, with ancient cultures believing in the healing power of jade and other readily available gems. Victoria has a collection of crystals that are solutions to the problems she faces in everyday life. 

Also read: ‘What Victoria Beckham eats every day for perfect skin’

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Here are a few of the crystals Victoria Beckham has in her handbag and how you can use them to be the best version of yourself:

For Blocking Negativity: Black Obsidian
This stone will help you feel grounded, block negativity, and is a great stone to connect with following high-pressure events. It’s said to work better if you keep it around at the end of the day, by your bed or on your pillow. This stone will also help you recharge after a stressful day.

For self-love: Rose Quartz
This stone is said to promote positive energy and enhance love. Whether that’s family, friendship, or self-love this stone is obviously very special to Victoria. Her family is the center of her world, so she keeps this with her to remind her of that. It’s also said to restore confidence and release stress. 

For power and leadership: Citrine
The stone most often found on successful women’s desks is Citrine. This stone is said to help you embrace leadership and make things happen in business. It’s the stone of power and will give you the confidence to become a manager or leader, ask for a raise, and establish boundaries in your life. 

If crystals are the trick to taking mindfulness with you wherever you go, why not give it a try?

Beth Macdonald

Managing Editor

I'm the Managing Editor of CGD. I'm a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy and have published a short story. I specialize in copywriting, digital marketing, and research.