Being prepared has a positive ripple effect on your whole way of life. Being prepared for everyday emergencies and natural disasters isn’t just for “crazy” people. When you go on a road trip, what do you do? You prepare by packing meals, clothes and other necessities that you’ll need for your trip.
That’s basically what preparedness is all about; having what you need when you need it.
Here are 5 ways that being prepared will improve your whole life.
1. Learning – Being prepared opens up a whole new world of skills that you may never have even considered before. These skills are a ton of fun like knowing different ways to build fires, knowing how to find and purify your own water, knowing how to store food and water for emergencies, etc. In the quest to always better ourselves, being able to learn new things is definitely at the top of our list. We never want to be complacent with how things are; we always want to keep improving ourselves by constantly learning.
2. Confidence – By being prepared for whatever may come our way, we instill huge confidence in ourselves. We’re prepared and can handle anything without anyone else’s help! Do you know how empowering that is? Of course, we can still rely on the system for electricity, water, grocery store, etc., but when it comes to an emergency where help won’t be right by your side; YOU can handle it because you’re prepared. That’s a big confidence booster!
3. Prepared – You know that person who is always in need of something? “Do you have any gum?”, “Ouch, I cut myself, who has a first aid kit?”, “Anyone have a pen?”. So on and so forth; most people aren’t really prepared for everyday life let alone an emergency or disaster! You can be that person who can help others, you can be that person who is prepared for whatever. Not only that, but what if you lose your job? If you’ve stored some food, then you can at least dig into that food while you figure out what to do next. Being prepared isn’t just for the apocalypse.
4. Role model – Being a mother, I want to be the best role model that I can be for my daughter. Being prepared allows me to show her that we don’t have to be weak and rely on others for every little thing. We can be prepared and handle emergencies and disasters on our own. To me, that’s being a great role model; teaching our kids how to navigate life and be strong and independent.
5. Adapt – When you get into the preparedness world, you really start to think outside the box and learn how to adapt. If the electricity goes out, it’s all good, you’re prepared with your blackout kit. You can adapt and overcome a lot easier than those who aren’t prepared. Before I got prepared, when the lights went out, I had no idea what to do. I had no way to charge my phone, I had maybe a couple candles, I had no idea where a flashlight was let alone extra batteries; it was a miserable feeling! But being prepared has really taught me how to overcome and adapt even the harshest of conditions.
We all want to improve ourselves and our circumstances. By being even the slightest big prepared for everyday emergencies and natural disaster, we’ll be less of a drain on the system, we won’t be as stressed and we’ll just be happy knowing that we can take care of ourselves.
Enjoy your new confidence by getting prepared!
Conquer tomorrow, by preparing today.