You know that feeling. You wake up, think of all the things you need to do, but you just don’t feel like doing any of them. This was me. My work was building up and my to-do list was growing and I was losing my motivation. I didn’t feel like doing any of it. I was already drinking coffee and energy drinks but that wasn’t cutting it for me.
Experiment #1: Mushroom Coffee
I was looking for solutions anywhere I could find. I started looking into the nootropics space and started with a popular solution of mushroom coffee.
I felt slightly more clear-headed drinking mushroom coffee and was able to cut back a little on my caffeine intake. I didn’t really feel that kick of energy or motivation that I needed to get on top of things.
Closing Thoughts: Mushroom coffee is a good way to decrease caffeine consumption and gain a little mental clarity, but it is quite as powerful for sustained energy and motivation.
Experiment #2: Nootropic A
The next week I decided to try a popular nootropic supplement. This supplement touted full focus and motivation, and I was excited to try it. It had ingredients to support motivation like L-tyrosine and caffeine, ingredients to support focus and memory like Alpha-GPC. I took the supplement at 9am to start my day and about an hour later I started to feel a difference.
I had a bit more energy and motivation, but my brain felt a bit foggier than usual. I struggled to think and problem solve at my best, and I felt a little more down than usual. I was able to get some of my work done, but it wasn’t ideal. I started to crash in the afternoon and it was too late in the day to take another dose.
Closing Thoughts: I definitely noticed a kick from this nootropic but I didn’t feel as clear-headed and the effect was pretty short-lived for me.
Experiment #3: Personalized Nootropics
I decided to give nootropics one last chance with an interesting company called Thesis. They do things a little differently by giving you multiple formulas to try out based on your quiz results to find what works best for you.
Given my prior experiences on this journey, I was excited by the proposition of getting to try multiple options designed to work in different ways to find something optimal for my brain. In week 1 I tried their Clarity blend. I felt more focused and clear-headed, but I didn’t get the kick of motivation I needed. In week 2, I tried Creativity and got a calm, focused feeling. I could feel ideas flowing a bit better and I was able to slow down and get work done.
Then week 3 and 4 really ramped up. This is what I was looking for. I tried the Motivation and Energy blends and I could really feel these ones. I saw a huge energy boost and felt fully motivated for the first time in a while. I was finishing projects I had been putting off for weeks and had a full day of focus and motivation at work. I even felt like cleaning my apartment and hitting the gym when I got home.
At the end of the month I was able to customize my next box to the ones that worked best for me. And I’m starting to get the hang of using different nootropics for different types of activities and days.
If you’re anything like I was and struggled to get motivated, I’d recommend giving Thesis a try. You’ll have the chance to try 4 different formulas and see how each one works for you. Then you can customize your boxes going forward to be your best you every day. Just take this short quiz to try it fully risk-free.