Being a prepared person is more than just stockpiling food and worrying about a disaster. It's a lifestyle. And to be a truly prepared person it's a really good idea to commit to some daily habits that keep you in the ready. I recently read a great post over at Survival Life about this and it made a lot of sense to me.
I wanted to share the gist of it with the Ready Tribe readers because I think it's a good idea, and not too difficult, to implement some or all of these in our daily lives.
It's not about drastic changes or droning about everyday in a repetitive way. It's about living your daily life “with an eye towards preparedness.” How you act before an emergency is often what will save your life and family during an emergency.
Here's a quick rundown of the 10 daily habits.
- Think Beyond “Plan A”
- React Calmly
- Are Critical Thinkers
- Carry a Kit with them Everywhere, Every Day
- Are MacGyvers
- Live a Skills Based Lifestyle
- Are Physically Active
- Require Purchases to be Multi-Purpose
- Are Not Wasteful
- Practice Situational Awareness
My favorite point was probably #2 – Prepared People React Calmly. This is a huge thing for me and I think keeping your nerves and mind calm – not clouded by fear, emotion or something worse – can help you succeed in the best possible way in any situation.
I highly recommend reading the full list and putting this stuff into practice in your life. It may just help save your life and the ones you love.