Two trends that will continue in 2020 are microdosing and mindfulness. Both meant to relax, to shift your mind or to focus better. Just escape the hectic pace for a while. Are you going into 2020 rested and with full focus?
Good intentions are good, provided you adhere to them of course. Many good intentions die in the first week of January. Are you persistent? Then Dry January, eating less meat, mindfulness, microdosing or more sports can suddenly lead to the desired result. Being healthier, fitter and sharper in life. That's what it's about.
Microdosing is increasingly popular among many people to think outside the box, focus better and escape their busy lives. By taking an extremely low dose of a psychoactive hallucinogen, people try to achieve benefits and minimize possible side effects. Most people who do 'microdosing' take small amounts of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) or magic mushrooms (psilocybin). These drugs were very popular in the 60's and 70's, but then these mind-altering drugs were used for tripping and not for better performance. The trend that has come over from Silicon Valley is becoming increasingly popular among a large target group to increase focus and attention when you have to work concentrated for long periods of time.
Another way to change consciousness on a 'micro level' and grow strongly in attention is mindfulness. It is not a drug, but a way of raising awareness in such a way that you experience a more intense sensory perception. Comparable to microdosing. Mindfulness also reduces stress and anxiety, just as it can by taking minimal amounts of psychedelics. Mindfulness is a technique that Buddhists have used for thousands of years to open the mind. People experience an increased sense of insight and well-being through meditation. Both microdoses of psychedelics and mindfulness allow you to train your mind, especially if you are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression.
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