If you are going to microdose, it is useful 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 a goal you will know if you have reached it.
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 for psychological disorders, 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 vision of what you want to achieve, you won't know if and when you have 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. Determine what you hope to gain and what you can learn from this process. This will increase your chance 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's for 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 is something in your life that you would 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's 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 say: I want to feel better. Because what is 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, you want to feel more self-confident or be able to deal with stress better. Make it as concrete as possible.
And of course you won't stop thinking negatively or feeling fear within a few weeks. But by writing down some guidelines, you will gain more insight into how you feel now and where you want to work towards.
It can also be useful to use other tools besides microdosing. With anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD meditating can also help. If necessary, seek help from a therapist. For menstrual problems or PMS, yoga can be very helpful. The more support you get, the greater the chance that you will reach your ultimate goal faster.
Working with your intentions
If you are going to microdose (which can be done with mushrooms, truffles or cannabis, for example), it's a good idea to speak your written intention out loud before you take a dose. Think about where you are now and where you want to be in a while. 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 track of how you feel, focusing on your intentions. This way, after a few weeks, you can usually see clearly how you're progressing through microdosing.
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