So, you’re a brave psychonaut, willing to go farther than most ever will with a heroic dose of magic mushrooms? Well, hold on just a minute now! Read these 5 tips first to ensure you’re prepared for your journey into the unknown.
1. Hydration is Key
If you take one thing from this list to heart, let it be this one. Getting hot and sweaty is a normal part of a shrooms trip. Have way more water than you think you’ll need available to you, to avoid overheating. Make sure there’s plenty of ice in the freezer or cooler.
Fruit like oranges or peaches, juice, sparkling water, iced tea, and other hydrating snacks & drinks will keep you refreshed.
2. Have a Positive Mindset
To avoid having a challenging time, it’s usually best to be in an open, positive mindset when embarking on a high-dose psychedelic trip. If you are using psilocybin to treat depression or other mental health concerns, consider microdosing or minidosing first instead. Here is a helpful mushroom dosage chart, if you’re wondering what these terms mean.
It is normal to be nervous in anticipation of your journey! Try these tips to calm yourself down before your next shrooms trip:
- Deep breathing & calming breathwork techniques
- Having a relaxing shower/bath
- Journaling or drawing
- Play with your pets or play a video game
3. Enjoy Your Setting
There are so many things you can do to create a wonderful setting for your shrooms trip! Here are some ideas:
- Have a playlist of music and/or videos to listen to and watch
- Objects of comfort – blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, toys, jewelry etc.
- Mood lighting – visually stimulating lights, lava lamps, lazers, glowsticks, candles etc.
- Make sure you can leave to go outside or change your surroundings inside
- Consider putting your phone on Do Not Disturb or better yet, airplane mode
- Set out art supplies or trippy objects for easy access
4. Clean Up!
Clean up your surroundings before your heroic dose shrooms trip. Get all your chores done first, so you won’t have to worry about anything for the next day or two while you rest, eat, and mentally recover.
Clean yourself up too! It’s a good feeling to start off a trip fresh, because you’re bound to get sweaty, especially on higher doses. Have a shower or bath, get something comfy and/or fun to wear on and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!
5. Have a Plan ‘Just in Case’
It’s usually best practice when tripping on psychedelics to use the buddy system. Having a sober trip-sitter there with you in person is the safest way, but that’s not always an option. Some people prefer to explore their mind alone, or don’t feel comfortable being the only person tripping. Try to make sure that even in these cases, there is a clear route for if things go south.
Whether that’s phoning or texting a friend/family member, online chat in a place like Tripsit.me, or just walking over to your roommate’s door for some assistance, it’s important to know what to do ahead of time.
When anxiety and confusion collide, it can be hard to think clearly enough to remember your breathing exercises or other calming techniques. Write down your safety plan and keep it in an easily accessible spot, if you are tripping on mushrooms alone. Having this plan in place can actually help give you some peace of mind, so you feel better in the first place!
If you start to feel uneasy, remind yourself that this is only temporary, it’s safe, you’ll be okay, and to enjoy the ride! It’s very helpful when you have a caring person to remind you of these things.
With these tips in mind, have a great shrooms trip! If you’re looking for a place to order psilocybin mushrooms online in Canada, look no further – Shroom Wave has everything you need from Golden Teachers to Mint Dark Chocolate Bars!