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Microdosing with Intention (Journaling)

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Are you one of many people asking, how do I microdose? If so, there’s one key answer to that question: with intention. In addition to understanding the dosing basics and which of the microdosing protocols would work best for you, intention will play an important role in your microdosing journey. Journaling is a valuable tool when it comes to microdosing with intention and this article will highlight how to make the most of it.

A woman in a sweater writing in her journal with her legs up on a comfortable chair and a coffee and plant on a side table next to her

What is Microdosing with Intention?

First things first, what is intention?

You can think of intention as speaking your goals into existence. Intent comes from the Latin word intentus, which can be understood as “attentive to” or “a stretching out”. When we do something with intention, we’re attentive to a specific outcome. We’re stretching out towards a specific aim or purpose.

Living with intention puts the why and the what at the forefront of everything that we do. It can help to provide relief from anxious thoughts, for example, and halt repeating thought patterns. When it comes to how to microdose, intention is key as it helps to direct our state of mind and towards an intended outcome.

Put simply, intention plants the seed for a fruitful microdosing journey.

How to Incorporate Intention into Your Microdosing Journey

Does microdosing work without intention?

Absolutely. Microdosing has piqued the interest of many who don’t fully understand what it is. Even without a specific aim, their consumption of microdosing capsules can still result in extremely beneficial outcomes.

But, going into microdosing with a specific idea of what you want to achieve during your journey (read: an intention) can help you get there. If you’re wondering how to microdose mushrooms for anxiety or depression, even having that question in mind can serve as the basis for intentional microdosing.

Whether you embark on a journey of microdosing psychedelics for work-related gains in creativity and focus, or you want to learn how to microdose mushrooms for migraines, these intended outcomes can help you develop an intentional microdosing practice—and journaling can help.

Microdosing + Journaling: A Match Made in Microdosing Heaven

How does microdosing work with journaling? Well, it’s one thing to say, “I want to microdose for creativity.” It’s another to use journaling to explore what creativity may look like to you and how your microdosing journey does and can optimize that.

Of all the questions people have about microdosing, journaling can answer a lot of them. Don’t know what frequency is best for you? Try journaling. Wondering which of the common microdosing protocols can help you achieve your goals? Journaling can help there, too.

While there’s an abundance of anecdotal and scientific research backing the many benefits of microdosing psilocybin, your unique journey will be exactly that, yours.

Journaling will help you track your microdose journey, helping you to recognize improvements and better understand what you want to achieve from your experiences. Being present with your emotions, feelings, and thoughts can shed light on the gains you experience while microdosing. Jotting down your goals or intended outcomes helps to get them out of your head and into the physical world.

15 Microdosing Journaling Prompts

Journaling with microdosing is an effective self-reflection tool and will provide insight into your progress. And the good news is that it’s not a time-consuming or difficult process! Even better, it’s one that can be adopted over the long-term for physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits.

Carve out 5-10 minutes every morning or evening. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and write as freely as possible (fight the urge to overthink your responses!). Here are a few prompts to guide you as you reflect on your experience—use any/all of them for a better look into your microdosing journey.

Microdosing Journaling Questions:

  1. What is your intention for today / this week / this month?

  2. How would you rate your mood on a scale of 1-10?

  3. Do your emotions feel in balance? Did they fluctuate throughout the day?

  4. Describe some sensory experiences of the day. How did food taste? How was it feeling softness / heat / a cool breeze? Did you hear differently than you normally do? Are you seeing better?

  5. How was your focus? Are you less easily distracted?

  6. Is creativity sparked a little easier? Do you notice less mental blocks? Are you able to navigate problems and obstacles in a new way?

  7. How calm did you feel today? Do you feel protected as you go about your day?

  8. Is it easier to tap into introspection? Are you more aware of your thoughts and feelings and how they affect others?

  9. Describe your energy levels. Do you feel fueled up for physical activity? Are you sleeping better?

  10. Did you notice any habitual shifts? Are you eating healthier, smoking less, drinking less, scrolling less?

Dive Deeper…

  1. What is something that has felt easier recently? How can you create space for more ease in your daily life?

  2. What feels challenging or difficult? How can these obstacles be perceived in another way? Can you view them from a more positive vantage point?

  3. Is there a new behavior or activity that you feel especially called to? How would it feel if you allowed yourself to indulge?

  4. Think back to the beginning of your microdose journey. What has helped your integration process? How can you continue to embody this attitude or practice?

  5. Circle back to your intention. Are you taking steps to get there? Are there improvements to celebrate, or blockages to assess? What’s getting in the way of your goal, or, are you ready for a new one?

  6. Revisit your answers at the end of every month to see how far you’ve come, or if you notice any specific trends on your microdose vs. non-microdose days. You’re the researcher of your life and this journal is something that you can investigate. It can be used to help you assess your dose and your progress, and make changes if necessary.

Revisit your answers at the end of every month to see how far you’ve come, or if you notice any specific trends on your microdose vs. non-microdose days. You’re the researcher of your life and this journal is something that you can investigate. It can be used to help you assess your dose and your progress, and make changes if necessary.

Intentional Microdosing for Exceptional Results

If you just read through this article, it’s clear that you’re on the path of intentional microdosing. With intention in the driver’s seat and journaling as the co-captain of your journey, you can expect a more supported, nourishing, and productive experience. As always, Azza will be here to support you on your microdosing journey.

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