In the realm of optimizing mental acuity and productivity, the casual mention of ketones and microdosing mushrooms might raise eyebrows. However, diving into these conversations sheds light on unique experiences and approaches to cognitive enhancement.

The concept of microdosing mushrooms, a practice engaged in periodically over the last few years, stemmed from a personal perception of brain stagnation—an intriguing avenue to explore in the quest for mental clarity. Setting the record straight, alcohol never found a place in this journey, while the only venture into drug experimentation involved cannabis—a testament to a somewhat narrow approach amidst a more relaxed upbringing in the Caribbean.

Microdosing, despite its nonchalant portrayal, was preceded by thorough research and has proven supportive, with studies hinting at enhanced neuroplasticity—a noteworthy aspect in this intriguing personal experiment.

However, amidst discussions of such practices, it's vital to anchor focus on foundational elements like sleep and hydration. The consensus remains: while hacks and tools offer support, they don't replace the commitment to fundamental aspects of well-being.

The conversation delves into the notion of multitasking and its complexities. Overwhelm often arises from an exhaustive task list, breeding fatigue even before embarking on the journey. The solution? Breaking the inertia by simply taking the initial step, prioritizing the foremost task, and gradually delving into subsequent activities—an approach that personally amplifies focus and productivity.

The wisdom of staying present, avoiding dwelling in the past or fretting about the future, unfolds. It's the art of toggling between organization and a moment-by-moment approach that fosters efficiency without succumbing to the pressures of perfectionism.

Perfection isn't the destination; it's the freedom from this ideal that fuels personal growth and accomplishment. Embracing imperfection liberates individuals to pursue more, explore further, and savor the journey without the shackles of unattainable standards.

In essence, these conversations are not about advocating shortcuts but rather embracing tools and insights as a part of the holistic journey. From neurohacks to the art of effective multitasking and navigating priorities, it's about finding balance, staying present, and realizing that perfection isn't the goal—it's progress in the journey towards self-improvement and fulfillment.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • Exploring unconventional approaches like microdosing mushrooms for mental clarity is rooted in thorough research and complements fundamental well-being practices like sleep and hydration.
  • Effective multitasking isn't about tackling an exhaustive task list but taking the initial step, prioritizing, and staying present—embracing imperfection to fuel progress in the journey.
  • Neurohacks and cognitive tools serve as supportive elements in the holistic pursuit of self-improvement, emphasizing the importance of balance and progress over the pursuit of perfection.

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Gabby Reece

I have occasionally we're joking about the ketones, but I will use things like that, like you know, ketone IQ, or I microdose as well. I started microdosing about two years ago. Maybe two, three days a week. And I did that because I felt like my microdose what? Mushrooms?

Mushrooms. Yes, because I felt like my brain was getting hard like a helmet. So to be really clear with people, I don't drink alcohol. I never drank alcohol in my adult life. Justin can't believe it. Look at me shaking his head. It just wasn't my thing. Yeah. And I, the only drug. I put that in quotes, I've tried his, his weed, marijuana.

So I'm not incredibly open minded actually, cause I had kind of loosey goosey adults around me and I grew up in the Caribbean. So they had some fun. So I went really linear. So the interesting thing is the microdosing was an interesting, I say it very casually, but it was a lot. I did a lot of homework before I was like, Oh, I'm really comfortable with trying that.

And that has been very supportive. I think there are some studies that showed increasing neuroplasticity. Yeah. Of course. Yeah. So I, that had, that was a really interesting tool. I'm not a big believer in tons of hacks here and there. Okay. But I believe that if you can really have to stay committed to the consistency of the foundational things, so sleep and hydration and all the boring, unsexy things, then the hacks.

Like your product, for example, or microdose or just something can be, can really be supportive. Yeah. And people should look at hacks as tools, not as shortcuts. You're not meant to reach there just by just hacking it because the experience, the learning process, the, just the entire journey matters as much, if not more important than the end destination.

Yeah, and therefore why bother going through the shortcut? aNd and those are really good good advice for multitasking as well and and to summarize it's like you you list it out you prioritize you block it if you need to and you really be aware, I think Awareness is number one of what you really want to do.

I think most people what they come across is They have a lot of tasks to do. They get overwhelmed. Thinking about the list of tasks that they have to complete in the day makes them tired. It's more exhausting. They haven't even started. So one really effective way for me personally to multitask is literally take the first step.

Just choose one thing and if you can prioritize that one first priority thing and then just take one step. If I say today I have to write a Grant for research is a blank paper. It's the hardest step to do, but I write my first sentence and then boom, my mind is focused. Then I'll think about my workout two hours later when I have to work out.

Right. I'm not going to waste my brain power getting overwhelmed. Thinking about, Oh, what workout I'm doing or what food I'm getting after. Oh, what, you know, what supplements I'm taking after? Oh, what sort of calls am I going after? It's too much. I heard a great quote. My friend Elijah reminded me of this quote by Byron Katie.

And it said, if you would like suffering and pain and sadness, look. to the past. If you like anxiety and fear, look to the future. And I think it's sort of being able to slip in and out of being organized enough and then go, okay, one thing at a time. The other thing I think is very important is perfect is not the goal for me.

I'm not a person. I'm not a perfectionist. So that liberates me a lot to do more. This is perfect. 

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