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 anxiety, depression, and burnout. However, a growing trend offers a potential solution 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 psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
The idea behind microdosing mushrooms is to reap the potential benefits of psilocybin, 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.
Microdosing mushrooms for moms facing anxiety
Moms are no strangers to feelings of anxiety. 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 on a microdose, 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 anxious 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 go beyond the labels (i.e. anxiety, depression burnout), we discover how much more agency we have over our experience.
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 experience of anxiety 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 for moms dealing with depression
Depression is another common issue that many moms face. The physical and emotional demands of motherhood can take a toll on your mental health, leading to feelings of sadness and hopelessness.
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 the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
Additional Daily Ritual: Gratitude Practice
Practicing gratitude can also help combat depression. Take a few minutes each day to reflect on what you're grateful for: your children, a supportive partner, or a beautiful sunset. Focusing on the positives can help shift your mindset and improve your mood.
Microdosing mushrooms for moms dealing with burnout
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. 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.