If you are going to microdose, it is helpful to set an intention. An intention, or goal, helps you to get clear on what you want to work towards and whether you are making progress. Whether you want to improve your concentration, be more creative or have less pain, when you set your goal you will know if you have arrived there.
Working with an intention is not necessary, but it does give you something to hold on to. So before you start microdosing, you might want to take out a pen and paper and write down what you want to work on. In this blog you can read how to do that.
Why set an intention when microdosing?
You’re probably going to start microdosing because you want to achieve something with it. Maybe you have a health complaint, such as headaches, stress or menstrual problems. Microdosing is also used in mental illnesses, such as depression or PTSD. But it could also be that you just want to see improvements in certain areas of your life, like your creativity or fears that you want to overcome.
Whatever your goal is, if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to achieve, you won’t know if and when you’ve reached it. You can get this clear, by comparing how it is now, with how you would like to see yourself in the future. This not only helps you to be goal oriented, but also to motivate yourself.
By setting an intention, you create the right mindset. Identify what you hope to gain and what you can learn from this journey. This will increase your chances of success!
How do you get your goals or intentions clear?
Whatever you want to use microdosing for, you can always set a goal. Sometimes it is a physical or mental complaint, but it can also be that you just want to have more fun or have more energy. If you’re not really clear on why you want to microdose, try to figure out if there’s something in your life you’d like to change. The more personal and specific your goal is, the better.
You can ask yourself some questions to get your goal clear:
- What holds me back in daily life?
- Why am I stuck (in work, study or relationships)?
- What do I want to change?
- Am I living according to my values and beliefs?
Next, try to set your intention. It is best to take notes, so you don’t forget anything, keep an overview and eventually have your goal clearly in front of you on paper.
Themes your goal can relate to:
- Healing from trauma
- Bad habits
- Being able to deal with relationships better
- Work and study
- Being grateful or having fun
- Health (pain, stress)
Formulate clearly and unambiguously
It is important to describe your goal as clearly as possible. So don’t: I want to feel better. Because what’s better? How would you know if you feel better now than you did the week before? Write down what is important to you in feeling better. You want to think more positively, feel more self-confident or be able to deal with stress better. Make it as concrete as possible.
And of course, you won’t completely stop thinking negatively or feeling anxiety within a few weeks. But writing down some guidelines will give you a better idea of how you feel now and what you want to work towards.
It can also be useful to use other tools in addition to microdosing. For anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD, meditating can also help. Seek help from a therapist if necessary. With menstrual complaints or PMS, yoga can help very well. The more support you have, the more likely you are to get to your ultimate goal faster.
Working with your intentions
When microdosing (which can be done with mushrooms, truffles or cannabis, for example) it’s a good idea to say your intention out loud before you take a dose. Let your mind go to where you are now, and where you want to be in some time. Visualize your goal.
Keeping a journal can also be helpful. You don’t have to write pages full of your experiences, but you can keep a point-by-point record of how you feel, focusing on your intentions. So after a few weeks, you can usually clearly see how you are progressing through microdosing.
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