Survivalists are constantly facing difficult challenges.
They have to prepare for all forms of danger, which can feel like a full-time job.
But this one danger could be the most destructive of all.
The essence of being a prepper is thinking about terrible scenarios.
You have to be mindful of pandemics, electrical grid failures, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and much more.
But what happens if a disaster doesn’t come?
Suddenly people beginning looking for and finding disasters where they don’t exist.
Living with a permanent doom-and-gloom mindset is incredibly dangerous.
It invites stress and hopelessness, which is the worst condition of all.
Once hopelessness and a lack of purpose set in, death is often right around the corner.
That’s why it’s incredibly important to maintain hope in your life, even if the world feels increasingly chaotic.
Here are three ways to combat the poison of persistent dread.
- Friends and Family
Try to build and foster strong relationships with family and close friends.
Do your best to eliminate negative and stressful relationships from your life, while growing a tight-knit circle of people you can lean on.
Deep social connections are what make life worth living.
Survivalism might be a lonely pursuit by nature, but it doesn’t have to be.
Isolation is the quickest way to demise.
Make the effort to build a community that can support you in times of need, and vice versa.
The dystopian anthology series “Black Mirror” shows what society will look like if we let technology control our lives instead of the other way around.
And scarily, some of the show’s nightmare scenarios are coming true.
That’s why it’s healthy to unplug frequently.
Make sure you’re taking a break from incessantly checking emails, or reading websites, or simply looking at your smartphone screen for no reason at all.
If you’re already on your prepper journey, you probably like the outdoors.
Set aside enough time to truly enjoy nature, so you don’t constantly feel like you’re in the rat race.
Smartphones and tablets are intentionally designed to be addictive.
Many Silicon Valley bigwigs severely limit their children’s screen time because they know the power of these devices.
Don’t let technology make you unnecessarily anxious.
- Be Positive
Speculating an impending disaster takes a mental toll.
You have to combat that by focusing on the things in life that make you happy.
It’s easy to read the news of the day and feel powerless, or even enraged.
The best remedy for this is to deal with the things you can control, and make room for happiness and gratitude in your life.
Today’s culture, which is dominated by the left, trains Americans to be resentful and jealous.
That never leads anywhere good.
Take solace in the fact that you can listen to your favorite music, interact with friends, read a good book, watch a good movie, or learn a new skill whenever you want.
If you resist the urge to let doom take hold of your mind, prepping won’t feel nearly as stressful.