Motherhood can be a beautiful and fulfilling experience, but it can also be incredibly demanding and stressful. As a mom, you’re constantly juggling multiple responsibilities, from caring for your children to managing your household and work. With so much on your plate, it’s no wonder that many moms struggle with being tired and burnt out. However, a growing trend offers some relief for busy moms: microdosing mushrooms.
In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of microdosing for moms and how it can help address some of the common challenges that moms face. We’ll also provide tips and additional daily rituals that moms can incorporate into their busy lives to make microdosing feasible.
What is Microdosing Mushrooms?
Microdosing mushrooms refers to the practice of taking small, sub-perceptual doses of mushrooms.
The idea behind microdosing mushrooms is to reap the potential benefits, such as increased feelings of relief, increased creativity, and improved mood, without experiencing the intense psychoactive effects typically associated with higher doses. Users may experience subtle changes in perception, mood, and cognition by taking a small amount of the mushroom.
Moms are no strangers to feelings of being drained mentally and physically. The constant worries about the health and safety of your children, combined with the daily stressors of motherhood, can lead to feeling overwhelmed and overstretched. This can make it difficult to enjoy the present moment and can negatively impact your mental health.
Microdosing mushrooms can help release one’s tension in the body and mind, bringing a sense of ease and lightness. While microdosing, one can easily get in touch with their physical sensations present in the body without the layer of judgment covering them. This means that the interpretation of these feelings are seen for what they are (just physiological sensations) that one has control over and can manage with the help of other practices too, such as breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, movement, walks in nature, etc. When we look at it this way, we discover how much more agency we have over our experiences as mothers.
Additional Daily Ritual: Mindfulness Meditation
Incorporating mindfulness meditation into your daily routine alongside microdosing you can learn how to create distance between themselves and all the physiological sensations. The need to identify with certain labels decreases, and the weight of these common problems feels a lot more manageable. Taking just a few minutes daily to focus on your breath and be present in the moment can help calm your mind and reduce stress.
Microdosing mushrooms often recalibrates our system into balance showing us what we need to do to come back to a state of wellbeing. Sometimes, more sleep is needed, a cleaner diet or “me time”. Microdosing can also increase creativity and motivation, making it easier to find creative ways to solve daily problems and relieve some of the common negative feelings mothers might experience.
Moms are often on the go from morning until night, leaving little time for self-care. This can lead to burnout, leaving them feeling exhausted and depleted.
Microdosing mushrooms has been shown to increase neuroplasticity, improve cognitive function and boost energy levels. Microdosing can also increase feelings of well-being, giving moms the mental and emotional boost you need to keep going.
Additional Daily Ritual: Self-Care Routine
Incorporating a self-care routine into your daily life can also help prevent burnout as well. This can be as simple as taking a few minutes daily to practice yoga or meditation or treating yourself to a relaxing bath or massage. Prioritizing self-care can help you feel refreshed and energized, allowing you to tackle the demands of motherhood with renewed vigor.
Motherhood can be a challenging journey, but incorporating microdosing mushrooms and daily rituals into the routine can help bring more agency in the daily experiences that moms face. These are only some of the tools that moms can use to improve their mental and emotional well-being and better enjoy the joys of motherhood. However, before beginning new wellness practices, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional.