My goals were to improve my creativity and to help me think more positively and clearly.
I take 0.3g dried mushrooms in the morning, which I have been doing on-and-off two times a week since March 2017. I take it in capsules. The first few times I microdosed, I felt a bit jittery for an hour or so but after that I felt quite normal.
I didn’t really notice any immediate results. Gradually though, after a few weeks, I began to see an improvement in my mood. I felt more positive and eager to try new challenges. My relationship with family and friends improved. I felt more engaged with people – more empathetic. An unexpected bonus was that my wine-o’clock habit has reduced significantly and I am more in control of my alcohol consumption now.
A possible downside is that it took me a while to realize when I was in flow-state and I could sometimes become a bit manic. Now that I am aware of the feeling, I can channel it into positive, creative activities.
I’ve heard some people say that microdosing feels like a brain re-boot and I would agree with that. In my opinion, psychedelics reinforce good brain function, something that many indigenous cultures seem to be well aware of.
I am very happy that I started microdosing!