Supplement hack: I was feeling a little sleepy at the beginning of the week. I have a bad habit now of staying up late writing (about 11pm), and having to wake up at 6:30am to take Rios to work. That’s about a half-hour shy of the minimum eight hours of sleep for optimal performance. I’d fix it, but it’s only going to get tougher as the months go on. So I’m steeling myself.
I started taking 1/2 tsp of Stamets 7 mushroom blend, which has cordyceps, lion’s mane, and five other shrooms. I mix it with some maca powder and shoot it. It’s gross. But! I have been wide awake all day, all the way through til it’s time to go to bed. And I have only had a few sips of Monster Hydro along the way.
Caffeine doesn’t agree with my system. It makes me jittery, exacerbates my OCD, and leaves me crashing at about 3pm. This new blend is caffeine-free. It feels cleaner.
Those late nights writing have made significant breakthroughs. I’m excited about writing again. I couldn’t get the words out during the Trump presidency, which is weird because I didn’t suffer any of the other symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome that most of my colleagues went through (I hope you’re feeling better now, btw).
I had several conversations with pals over that time, and everyone felt the same way. It seemed pointless. Perhaps too much Twitter is to blame. Anyway, I got back into it, and I’m about halfway through two different sci-fi books. That’s right! Sci-fi. The environment is the same, the characters are largely the same (Oklahoma, Okies), but I needed some of that PKD influence to really get my gears firing again.
More info as I finish more stuff.
Be well. Eat shrooms.