Mala Beads are a great tool for meditation. Malas are strands of 108 beads (made from anything from gemstones to wood) plus one "guru" bead. It is best to only use one mantra/affirmation for each strand of mala. Each time you wear it, allow it to remind you of your affirmation!
The stone of your choosing for your mala can also radiate different healing properties. For example, Rose Quartz is the universal Stone of Love. It has everything to do with loving yourself, spirituality of love, and love of others. If you want to work on loving yourself more and recognizing your self worth, you might choose a rose quartz mala.