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Prepping for the Future But Living in the Present

Being a prepper is hard, it is both a physical challenge and a psychological challenge. And if you’re on a tight budget, it can become a financial challenge too.

You may need to prepare for an anticipated scenario that no one else seems to be worrying about. If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, you will have to prepare for a possible hurricane in the future.

If you live close to the beach and there is a possibility of a tsunami, you’ll need to prepare for that and have an evacuation route ready to use in the event of an emergency. Usually, you’ll only have minutes to respond and escape.

What will seem strange is that despite knowing the possible threats that may arise, most people will not be overly concerned. Their attitude is generally a “wait and see” approach and it’s these people who will be scrambling to the stores and clearing the shelves in a panic when a crisis does occur.

The prepper often lives in the future as he prepares and stays ready. Over time, he or she may forget to live in the present. It happens. To be a successful survivalist, you’ll need to develop a sense of self.

You should know that being a prepper is just one facet of your life. Do what you need to in this area, but don’t neglect the other aspects of your life. Take a break and have a breather.

If you’ve been very careful with your budget just so that you can store up on food and supplies, do ease up every now and then. Spend a bit on yourself and your family members and have fun.

Meditate if you need to or find something that helps you to de-stress. While preparation makes its own luck, there will come a point in time when you need to let go of what you think will happen and live in what is happening.

That is life. Being ready for a crisis is useful, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of life. Striking a balance is key.

Very often, being a prepper is a lonely task. Since it’s advisable not to tell anyone other than your close family members about your prepping, the only people you can talk to about this challenge are other preppers online.

To avoid this loneliness, it’s good to socialize with friends that you have around you. Listen to their stories and jokes. Have a laugh and enjoy their company.

Being a prepper can cause paranoia if it’s all you focus on. Every situation will seem like it has the potential to be a crisis. Every stranger you meet might be viewed as a potential threat.

Living in the present will allow you to be mindful and aware of what is happening around you, but you’ll not be constantly projecting into the future and escalating harmless situations in your mind.

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