Microdosing is a great way to support the process of personal transformation, but in the meantime, it is also important to address your physical health. Often only mental development, spirituality and emotions are addressed. But there is a strong connection between body and mind. In this blog, you will read how paying attention to your physical health can actually boost the process of transformation.
Your physical health: the basis of everything
We humans are thinkers and generally we see the brain as the basis of who and what we are. Our bodies are nice packing material and should of course stay healthy, but many people consider their personal development more important and therefore give more attention to it.
But the fact is: it is the body that makes it possible for you to experience life. And the health of this body has a huge, perhaps the biggest, influence on how you think, feel and perceive. When everything is in balance, such as hormones, neurotransmitters and nutrients, you have the energy to do everything you want to do. And conversely, if there is an imbalance, it negatively affects your mood and motivation.
Those engaged in personal development with microdosing may place all the emphasis on caring for their emotional and mental well-being, but attention to physical development is thus also important. Because if microdosing is your car’s fuel, it requires even more to drive properly, such as engine oil, coolant and air in the tires. You can think of this as all the supporting activities necessary to change.
Physical health support in addition to microdosing
It may be a good idea to address your physical health even before you begin using psychedelics. It can take years to resolve a psychological trauma. But you can always initiate the process of personal development already through your body. And that can provide immediate change.
When you improve your physical health before you start microdosing, it can ensure an improvement in your mental health. You have more energy, are more comfortable in your skin and therefore you can already start to make changes in the areas of personal development, spirituality and transformation. After all, if you have physical complaints, you don’t have the energy to work with them either.
So you may want to look into nutrition, vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, vitamin D, B vitamins and the like before you start microdosing. And in addition, healthy activities such as meditation, mindfulness and yoga are also good for initiating the process of change.
Supporting your physical health doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s all about the basics: energy, nutrition, sleep and exercise. Pay attention to the points below to get a handle on this and give yourself the best start to begin your personal transformation.
One of the best ways to improve your physical health is to get a good night’s sleep. This starts with following healthy sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene includes everything related to sleep: a comfortable bedroom and all the rituals around sleeping.
Establish a regular sleep rhythm. Go to bed at the same time every day and get up at the same time, including weekends. Don’t snooze when the alarm clock rings, but get up within a few minutes. Is your bedroom very bright or noisy? Purchase blackout curtains or wear a sleep mask. Earplugs are also a godsend for people who wake up quickly. Avoid using screens at least half an hour before you go to sleep.
Exercise is also very important for your body. Try to exercise for half an hour every day, such as biking, walking or swimming. Strength training is also a good idea: it helps drain stress hormones and is good for mental health. Regular exercise supports circulation, the production of important hormones, makes you tired so you sleep better and strengthens muscles.
One of the pillars of a healthy body is natural nutrition. There are certain types of food you should avoid, such as:
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids
- Artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and fragrances
- Highly processed products
The more processed a product is, the more unnecessary substances are added to it and the further it is from a natural product. This kind of food robs you of your energy and causes stress in your body. Try to eat as much fresh and unprocessed food as possible and cook your own meals.
Fresh vegetables provide your body with important minerals, vitamins and fiber. Vary the vegetables you eat, such as carrots, peppers, cauliflower and mushrooms. Also eat fruits, nuts, seeds and kernels regularly. Whether to include grains in your diet you will have to decide for yourself. Some people react sensitively to this, but for others it is not a problem. You can try living grain-free for a month and see what effect it has on your body.
In this regard, there are many healthy eating options to choose from, from paleo to gluten-free, from high-protein to a Mediterranean diet. There is no immediate need to omit all kinds of food groups from your diet. Make sure your food is mostly fresh and unprocessed so that you get all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and fit.
Supplements can also play a role in supporting your physical health, in addition to microdosing, especially if you have been suffering from symptoms for a long time. Think lack of energy, poor concentration, poor sleep or gloom.
Vitamin B-12 and magnesium play a role in the body’s energy production. Therefore, when fatigue is present, it may make sense to take extra B-12 and magnesium. Magnesium also has a calming effect on the nerves and is important for relaxation. For sleep problems, this mineral can also help. Vitamin C is a good idea if you have resistance problems, as is vitamin D.
Attention to your overall well-being
Personal development and transformation are wonderful processes that can give your life a different direction or greater depth. However, they cannot be separated from your physical health. So don’t forget to pay attention to that with the above tips. Are you ready to go on a trip and want to microdose? Check out our shop for our selection of microdosing truffles.