It’s that time again, time to get away from the desk and out into the garden and ranch. It’s also time for a spiritual refresher as I have found myself getting testy at times when I shouldn’t. That’s always a sign I need to back off for a bit.
Don’t worry, it’s just a break from the madness as even the most fit soldier needs a break at times. I’ll be keeping my eyes open and if something needs to be done then I’ll be on it. In the meantime it’s time for prayer and rest for a few days.
6 Tips to Not Losing Your Mind When in a Survival Situation
Life can be stressful as it is, but when you’re in a crisis, the stress can get much worse. Being a flood victim, experiencing a hurricane tear through your neighborhood, being in a warzone, etc. are all traumatic events and situations that can leave you with frazzled nerves.
If you are stressed out, very often you’ll be able to notice symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, uneasy stomach, sweating profusely and even dizziness. You get easily irritated and angry. Small things may startle or scare you. You feel depressed and can’t concentrate. You may have bad dreams, negative thoughts and find it difficult to sleep. All these symptoms are related to trauma due to stress.
In this article, you’ll find 6 tips that you can use to combat stress and calm yourself down. While things may me chaotic, you’ll not be undone by them if you keep your sanity.
Visualization This is similar to what people do when practicing the law of attraction. By visualizing peaceful images or desired outcomes, you’ll be able to mentally remove yourself from the difficult situation you’re currently in. Like they say, ‘It’s all about mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.’ Visualize things getting better. Help arriving to ease your burdens, etc. Keep your spirits up with positive visualization.
Deep breathing If you know yoga, that would be an excellent way to destress. If you don’t, try to take deep breaths to calm yourself down and oxygenate your body. Take a deep breath, hold it for 4 counts and slowly exhale. A few times of doing this and you’ll feel much more refreshed.
Planning Planning makes you feel like you’re in control of the situation. One of the reasons so many people get stressed out is because they think that they’re not in control of the situation. They are clueless about what to do and this feeling of helplessness makes them panic. By planning your next moves and being proactive, you’ll feel in control and be less likely to get stressed. The very act of planning is a proactive one and keeps feeling of despondency at bay.
Discussion Talk to your family members and whoever is with you about the situation. By communicating with others, you’ll feel better because voicing your thoughts is an outlet for your pent-up emotions.
Exercise When it comes to de-stressing, nothing quite beats physical exertion. During a crisis, you’ll have a lot of physical chores to do. Keep moving and get as much activity and exercise as you can. When you’re engaged in physical activity, your mind doesn’t have time to slip into the doldrums. An idle mind is a devil’s workshop.
Routine Have a daily routine that you follow. Just because things around you are chaotic doesn’t mean that your life must be too. Having a routine and following it will keep your life predictable and less stressful during these tumultuous times. The usual stress management tips apply even during crises. So, make sure you’re familiar with a few techniques that work for you and employ them if you find yourself losing hope and your spirits are sagging. Mental toughness is all about finding fuel in an empty tank. Every prepper would do well to remember that when you’re going through hell, just keep going.
This is just one of many articles on prepping that I’ll be sharing in the near future. Many of you know I always say “prayed up and prepped up” on the show, this is the prepped up side of things. God bless and stand firm!
Last week was a week from hell with our cats. There was a major fight on Tuesday and this was the result. This is Jack our oldest at 8. His younger brother did this which was shocking. I’ve never seen anything like it between them, it was savage. They’ve been step bros for a long time, since 2013. Pip may have to be re-homed as now it will be hard to trust him around Jack.
Obviously Jack needed surgery and a very good friend helped us out. The vet did a great job and he’s eating and drinking well. For that we’re very grateful. He had dead tissue and an abscess/infection so this had to be done. It’s hard to see here but it makes you cringe up close because of how much they took and how large the drain is. We can’t use a cone of shame because of where it’s located so we have to keep a close eye on him and what he does to it.
Please keep him/us in your prayers for a quick recovery! This weekend will be the worst trying to keep him out of trouble lol. The vet said no hard playing so yeah that should be interesting.
I may or may not broadcast this week. Until I can figure out how to re-home the trouble maker I’m on cat duty 24-7 to prevent another fight and more vet bills. God bless.
Hey everyone I am going to take a break from the show for a bit, starting yesterday. I’ve been feeling very burnt out and tired lately and I’m being told to step back for a bit to refocus. It happens from time to time and when I feel like I’ve hit a brick wall it’s time to step back or I’ll just continue to be frustrated which can lead to bitterness and that’s NOT good.
I will continue and press forward but it’s time for a prayer and recharge break. To be honest I don’t know how much longer I’ll be on this mission. God can change it anytime He chooses and I feel like a change is coming. What that change will be is what I’m seeking His guidance on.
My neighbor and friend’s family experienced a tragic accident involving someone they love. It’s a local teenager who is full of life and survived being struck head on by a drunk driver who then left him to bleed out in the street. As terrible as that is right now we need to focus on his recovery.
I’m linking the local news story up here and the link to donate if you wish is at the bottom of the story. He will have at least 10K in out of pocket expenses as we all know how expensive medical care is today even with good insurance. His injuries include a fractured pelvis (several places), broken tibia, scapula and of course a lot of road rash and bruises. Here is the story here on local news.
Please keep him in your prayers that he has a full recovery. Thanks and God bless.