How can I make sure to have a good trip?
Having a good psychedelic experience depends on several factors, including the substance used, the environment, and the mindset of the person taking the substance. Here are a few tips to help ensure a positive and safe psychedelic experience:
Choose the right environment: Make sure you are in a comfortable, safe, and familiar setting with people you trust. Avoid loud or chaotic environments, as they can increase anxiety and trigger negative thoughts.
Mindset and preparation: It’s important to be in a positive and relaxed state of mind before taking psychedelics. Take the time to reflect on your intentions and what you hope to gain from the experience. Also, make sure to inform yourself about the substance you are taking, its effects, and possible risks.
It is important to remain still. Silent and darkness in solitude are your best friends.
While nothing guarantees a good trip, you can take steps to ensure that the trip isn’t bad.
- Don’t go out in public when tripping.
- Have a safe and comfortable setting.
- Cultivate a positive mindset.
- Question yourself. What is your goal? Why are you taking the psychedelic? What is the intention?
Make sure to have plenty of water at hand. I find that cannabis always helps me no matter which psychedelic I’m on, so I make sure to have plenty of cannabis on hand.
Start with a low dose: Start with a low dose of the substance and wait to see how it affects you before taking more. A lower dose may be sufficient, and it reduces the risk of having a challenging experience.
Set and setting: Psychedelics can be influenced by the “set” (mindset and expectations) and “setting” (physical and social environment) in which they are taken. Make sure to set a positive and realistic intention for your trip and create a peaceful and comfortable environment.
Have a trusted friend or guide: Having a trusted friend or guide with you during a psychedelic experience can provide support and help keep you safe. Make sure to choose someone who is experienced and understanding of the effects of psychedelics.
Avoid mixing with other substances: Mixing psychedelics with other substances, such as alcohol or other drugs, can increase the risk of negative side effects and reduce the quality of the experience.
It’s important to remember that psychedelics can have powerful effects on the mind and body, and they should be approached with caution and respect. If you have a history of mental health issues, it’s best to avoid psychedelics altogether, or to speak with a doctor before trying them.
While you can meditate, practice mindfulness, change your diet, there is nothing that guarantees a good trip. It is important to have a safe environment, a comfortable setting, and a positive mindset. Don’t take too high of a dose and decide to go out in public.