How I Stay Calm In the Chaos With Microdosing

Our lives are a whirlwind of chaotic events that collide within a 24-hour period. Despite spending around 8 hours sleeping (although many of us get even less), we are left with roughly 16-20 waking hours to navigate our days, fueled by whatever energy we have left.

While we are expected to refuel and recharge during our hours of rest, the reality is that sometimes the chaos never ceases. Even when we should be resting, our minds are preoccupied with incessant thinking, planning, worrying, and more.

However, amidst this relentless chaos, microdosing offers a remarkable experience of beauty and tranquility. It provides a momentary respite from the hustle and bustle, allowing us to detach ourselves from the mayhem and simply exist in the present moment.

When we can momentarily let go of thoughts about overdue projects, impending deadlines, and neglected tasks, we find ourselves in a serene state of being. Unfortunately, this clarity dissipates as soon as our minds wander back to the past or fixate on the future, forcing us back onto the hamster wheel.

It is high time that we step off this perpetual hamster wheel or, at the very least, learn to control how frequently we hop back on. Microdosing presents a pathway to achieve this goal.

Being Present

The concept of “being present” is widely discussed today, and for good reason. How often do we get distracted by thoughts and miss out on important details, questions, or moments? Personally, I find myself falling into this trap frequently.

My phone and work are the main culprits that lead to my distractions. I get caught up scrolling through social media or consumed by plans to grow my business.

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve missed the opportunity to create beautiful memories with my loved ones because I wasn’t fully present. It has happened so often that my partner has had to record those moments for me and show them to me before we go to bed at night.

Sure, I get to witness what happened, but I can never truly experience those moments. They’re lost to me forever.

Now, let’s relate this to you. Do you also have numerous obligations and things happening in your own life?

Are you constantly worrying or preoccupied with thoughts about the past, the future, or the latest news on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial? Are you genuinely at peace amidst all of this?

Let’s be honest, the answer is probably no. True peace can only be found in the present moment, where you let go of what was, what is, and what will be.

And that’s precisely what microdosing can help you discover. It shows you that despite everything happening around you, the only thing that truly matters is this very moment right now.

Be Aware Of Your Thoughts

According to a study conducted in 2020, the average person has approximately 6,200 thoughts per day during their waking hours, with many of them being repetitive in nature. This insight resonates with my personal experience, particularly during my journey with depression.

I discovered that a significant portion of my repetitive thoughts were overwhelmingly negative, encompassing self-loathing, fear of embarrassment, anger, resentment, shame, and even suicidal ideation. It is evident that I am not alone in this struggle.

Our brains, despite their remarkable complexity, often seem trapped in an unrelenting cycle of negative thought patterns. We find ourselves caught on an endless merry-go-round of emotions, revisiting past traumas and anxiously worrying about the future.

This phenomenon is driven by what experts call the Default Mode Network (DMN) of the brain—a kind of mental muscle memory. Our thoughts, reactions, and responses become so deeply ingrained that we act instinctively rather than consciously.

Microdosing has been a transformative tool for me in quieting my DMN, effectively reducing the frequency of these repetitive thoughts. By becoming more aware of the thoughts swirling in my mind, I have gained the ability to slow down my reactions to certain triggers.

This newfound awareness has proven invaluable, as it empowers me to challenge and combat negative self-talk with positive and uplifting truths.

It is crucial to recognize that our thoughts shape our feelings, and those feelings ultimately manifest as energy. If we consistently emit negative energy, we are more likely to attract negative outcomes.

Microdosing has granted me the opportunity to shift the balance, bringing about a more positive and constructive thought process. By actively replacing negative patterns with affirming ones, I have found greater harmony and a renewed ability to attract positive experiences into my life.

Have compassion for yourself

When faced with triggers, my initial response used to be negative, with thoughts like “Why did they do this?” or “Who is responsible for this?” This often led to a cascade of emotions such as anger, frustration, resentment, and a flurry of expletives.

Over the years, I’ve been actively working on controlling my reactions to triggers, though I still have moments where I lose control and revert to my old reactive patterns.

Microdosing has been instrumental in teaching me the value of time as a limited resource. It has shown me the preciousness of each moment and the irreversible nature of its passing.

The transformative potential of microdosing is undeniable. Doubtful? Just take a look at the popular subreddit r/Microdosing, where you’ll find tens of thousands of posts that attest to the life-changing impact of microdosing.

It’s truly remarkable that something as small as a microdose can bring about such significant improvements in people’s lives.

Read more about Micro Dosing and Psychedelic Therapy here: What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Therapy

Now It’s Your Turn

Microdosing provides a means to escape the chaos of daily life and experience moments of peace and clarity. It helps quiet the Default Mode Network (DMN), reducing repetitive negative thoughts and allowing for increased self-awareness and control over reactions to triggers.

By being present in the moment and replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones, microdosing can bring about significant improvements in overall well-being. Ultimately, microdosing offers a way to step off the hamster wheel of chaos, find inner peace, and create a more positive future.

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By Rachel Grey

I’m Rachel Grey, a Ph.D. psychologist specializing in psychedelic therapy with psilocybin and natural plant medicines. I obtained my doctorate from the University of Toronto, where I immersed myself in the study of these transformative therapies. With over 10 years of experience, let’s embark on transformative journeys of healing, growth, and self-discovery as we explore the power of psychedelic therapy together.

Updated on May 9, 2022