Microdosing From Home During a Pandemic

Arih May 08, 2020
Microdosing From Home During a Pandemic

Hey, Arih here from Schedule35's creative team and I’ve been in quarantine for 52 days, more or less. The days seem to blur into the next and just like you, I've lost count.

Let’s rewind to the beginning of this shitshow. It feels like years but it wasn’t too long ago when countries all over the world began implementing social distancing measures. For many, that meant staying at home while almost all businesses closed up shop. A lot of people lost their jobs and livelihoods, and some didn’t. I’ve been damn fortunate to fall under the latter and get a steady paycheck while working from home. I’m part of the lucky few.

Working from home is new territory for me. Although it shouldn’t be because, you know, it’s home…

The first week was particularly tough as I tried to get my bearings — establishing a routine, getting rid of distractions and resisting the urge to get shitfaced before 2pm.

I started microdosing Schedule35 (200mg) during the second week and immediately, I felt the difference. I experienced an obsessive level of focus once I started a work task. Prior to microdosing, I would start a new design document and end up in a TikTok rabbit hole watching 12 different people make instant coffee. I still don’t get TikTok.

And to some degree, microdosing has helped level out my mood and emotions during a time where those things feel like they are being tested every day. My empathy levels have spiked during the regimen which has helped keep my thoughts in perspective and not spiral. In other words, it has helped me get through some unbearable Zoom calls.

After two weeks of consistently microdosing, I stopped noticing these effects, at least consciously. Eventually, the focus and empathy naturally became a part of my day-to-day without even thinking and in my opinion, this is where the regimen really shines. All of the effects that help with productivity and mood should now be running in the background. You shouldn’t physically feel anything tangible at this point. It’s like your brain just wrote a program for itself and it’s running on autopilot.

This entire situation we’re all in is undeniably shitty. But I try to find slivers of silver lining every day. And without sounding like the guy on some cheesy infomercial that airs at 2am, microdosing has really helped me achieve this.

Anyways, stay safe and take care of yourselves. I'm about to take 200mg and get some shit done. 

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Malik J says April 1, 2024, 9:14 am

I love you s35!

anonymous*95090 says March 19, 2024, 2:31 am

I can't imagine microdosing during the pandemic , I found out about them way after, but that's awesome they helped . An update on this would be cool if there isn't one already!

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anonymous*90248 says December 17, 2023, 8:30 pm

I'm glad microdosing helped you get your shit in order. Hoping it does the same for me!

anonymous*12493 says November 30, 2023, 1:17 pm

Helped me out immensely.

anonymous*66630 says November 24, 2023, 8:47 pm

This could've helped millions!

anonymous*66630 says November 24, 2023, 8:47 pm

Really love this!

anonymous*66630 says November 24, 2023, 8:46 pm

This would've been a great idea! Wish I had known about this before!

anonymous*86187 says November 7, 2023, 4:21 pm

Amazing stuff

anonymous*86187 says November 7, 2023, 4:14 pm

This is great info

anonymous*86187 says November 6, 2023, 8:21 pm

Oh wow!

anonymous*86187 says November 1, 2023, 1:48 pm

Amazing info

anonymous*78357 says October 20, 2023, 1:48 am

This is excellent

anonymous*78357 says October 20, 2023, 1:46 am

This is excellent

anonymous*6046 says February 3, 2022, 11:19 am

microdosing during the pandemic turned my life upside down in the best way possible

anonymous*6355 says December 17, 2021, 5:09 pm

I was introduced to microdosing during the pandemic and will be forever grateful!!

anonymous*5909 says November 3, 2021, 10:57 am

i love this

anonymous*4035 says April 2, 2021, 11:49 pm

I'm going to try my first time microdosing this pandemic. I had talked to a friend about microdosing early on in the pandemic but only recently went out of my way to try it out myself.

anonymous*3308 says March 9, 2021, 11:55 pm

Great read!

anonymous*3637 says March 9, 2021, 11:43 am

Ahh throwback to day 52 of quarantine

anonymous*3342 says March 4, 2021, 6:52 pm

How does the 100mg affect ppl?

anonymous*2189 says March 3, 2021, 3:58 pm

Loving how this is helping my productivity. Lists stand no chances these days.

anonymous*1957 says February 16, 2021, 12:58 am

Can't wait to try this!

anonymous*2354 says February 8, 2021, 10:03 pm

relatable lol

anonymous*1757 says January 20, 2021, 10:54 am

Good thing we're still in lockdown.

anonymous*1640 says January 10, 2021, 11:21 pm

Can't wait to try.

anonymous*1592 says January 1, 2021, 7:53 pm

Super excited to try this! I can't wait!

anonymous*203 says December 10, 2020, 5:16 pm

I agree 100%.

anonymous*1188 says December 7, 2020, 4:21 pm

Nice read

anonymous*1385 says November 21, 2020, 12:25 pm

This is about to become a lifestyle!

anonymous*1306 says November 8, 2020, 10:13 pm

Looking forward to my own experiences when my box is delivered! :)

anonymous*842 says September 17, 2020, 11:16 pm

Excited to see how this effects my focus and attention to daily activities.

anonymous*373 says May 27, 2020, 4:14 pm

looking forward to the same clarity and creativity

Ricky C says May 8, 2020, 12:32 am

I'm excited to begin a microdose regime soon. I'll start off with the 100 mg doses first!

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