How Do You Know If Microdosing Is Working?

How Do You Know If Microdosing Is Working?

 If the effects of microdosing mushrooms are sub-perceptual, how do you know if it’s working?

Well, you might not - at first. 

The effects of microdosing are indeed very subtle. 

So you might not notice any positive effects until the end of the day, week or even month, when you look back. 

However, there are ways you can make it more likely that you notice the effects of microdosing.

What is microdosing?

Microdosing is the practice of taking very small amounts of a substance, typically a psychedelic drug like LSD or psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms), with the aim of enhancing mental functioning, emotional balance, and overall well-being.

The idea to get these subtle benefits without experiencing the full-blown psychedelic effects typically associated with these drugs. 

Benefits of microdosing

People who microdose often claim it improves:

  • Creativity
  • Focus
  • Presense 
  • Productivity
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety

What does microdosing feel like?

While the effects are subtle, microdosing might make you feel sharper and more alert, similar to the sensation of having had a lot of strong coffee, but without any dramatic highs and lows. 

It shouldn’t change your consciousness drastically or make you feel like you're hallucinating. 

Instead, it's like being your usual self but with a subtle boost in your mood and mental state.

For example, you might notice small beauties in life more, like appreciating the sparkle of water or the warmth of the sun, which you might usually overlook. 

It can also help you handle daily frustrations, like managing a child's tantrum, with more calmness and empathy, leading to a generally improved mood and perspective.

How to know if microdosing is working

To determine if microdosing is working, you should observe subtle improvements in your everyday life without feeling drastic changes in your consciousness. Key indicators include:

  1. Enhanced creativity and focus: You may find it easier to engage in creative activities or concentrate on tasks at work.
  2. Improved emotional balance: Look for signs of better mood stability and increased patience in handling daily stressors.
  3. Increased enjoyment of life: You might notice more appreciation for small details and moments in your day-to-day life.
  4. No significant impairment: It's important that these benefits do not come with any perceptible impairment or dramatic changes in perception.

How to enhance the effects of microdosing

There are ways you can make microdosing more effective. They include:

  • Journaling: This allows you to look back over your previous days and notice any changes in mood, focus and productivity.
  • Tracking/planning: What gets measured, gets managed. So plan and track your emotional state, exercise, food choices, meditation practice or anything you want to improve on.
  • Eating real, nutrient-dense, species-appropriate food: This lays the foundation of a healthy brain and will improve any results you get from microdosing.
  • Regularly exercising: Exercise is another must for a healthy lifestyle. The benefits to the brain and body are exhaustive and undeniable. 
  • Applying daily, conscious effort: MD’ing won’t do the work for you. You must make a daily effort to change behaviours you want to change. 

Final thoughts

Microdosing can present a valuable opportunity for positive change. 

But it won’t be sudden or even obvious. 

Give it time, do the work, and it’ll be worth it.

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