Yesterday's tip was excellent. It went as follows:
If preparedness makes you stressed and anxious, you're not doing it right.
The reasons why we prep are many, but it boils down to one philosophy: We want our families to be safe and comfortable if something unexpected happens.
That should be a positive goal, though, not a negative one.
We don't prep because we're "afraid" of everything. We prep so we don't NEED to be afraid of anything.
If your preparedness endeavors are bringing you stress and anxiety you may need to do some thinking. The goal of preparedness is peace of mind, not worry.
Maybe you feel like you started too late. That's absolutely not true. Even if you start this afternoon, you will be further ahead than you were yesterday. You'll be further ahead than your clueless next door neighbor or your ditzy co-worker.
Begin by thinking about what you are preparing for as "the unexpected" instead of "something bad." That can do a whole lot to help you put a positive spin on things.
Then, focus on how far you've come instead of how far you have to go. All of us, Lisa and me (Daisy) included, have so much further we could go if we only had the time and the money.
No one will ever be as prepared as they'd like to be. Prepping for everything is impossible. But every step you take leads you just a little bit further down that path.
Personally, I found this to be an excellent Proverbs 31:25 example.