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Preparedness Monday - Getting Yourself Ready To Prepare

Sorry this post is a day late, but we are having one of those weeks at my house. The one where I forget my list of things to remember. Not good. Not good at all!

Last week we discussed why I wanted to prepare - my family, continued inflation, and emergencies/hard times. So I have my motivation and focus. The second phase of preparedness is getting myself ready for preparedness.

What do I mean getting myself ready for preparedness? This means mentally, spiritually, and physically. This will continue while you are actually preparing and after you might think you are done. I am no expert on this area, but I know the process is never-ending.


I need to think and be geared toward preparedness. When I am shopping at the grocery store, I always pick up two of whatever I am using even though I might only need one. I put the second one in my food storage or on the pantry shelf. If I see a great deal or have coupons that make the item almost free, I buy as many items as I can or have coupons for and add them to my stockpile. If I have a little extra money, I might look at my list of items I want to see what I need to get and then take care of that purchase. I am always thinking about what needs to be done to prepare for my family.

I also mentally prepare at home too. Are there things around my home and yard that need fixing? Is there any security issues that need to be addressed? I am always constantly accessing what needs to be done at home to be cleaner, organized, decluttered, and secure. I make lists to keep track of what has been done and needs to be done. This keeps me on track mentally.


This can blend very easily with mentally preparing yourself. I look to my faith to help keep me focused. I pray about my decisions. I spend time reading and reflecting about the many different ways of preparedness and thinking about the right path for my family. I spend time learning about how to do things, learning and relearning skills. To prepare spiritually depends on yourself and what you need to feel confident in your decisions about preparedness.


To prepare physically really depends on what you are willing to put into yourself. I try to eat right, to eat wholesome foods that will actually nourish my body, and to exercise to be in the best shape for my body. I know I will never be a size 3 again, but I can exercise and be active to give my body the basis to withstand the hard work that sometimes happens in preparing. Plus, I feel better! Does this mean that I abstain from all alcohol and junk food? No, I do believe in treating myself once in a while because that stops me from going overboard. Do I exercise everyday? No I aim for every other day and am happy with that.

When the times get tough though, I know I need to be eating the healthy, wholesome foods. They give me the nourishment and calories I need to get through the day. Plus, I won't have the resources for the junk food. We have a tendency to make our own junk food anyway!

This is a brief overview of the three areas to help you personally in preparedness. I will go into more detail as I get into other preparedness topics. Hopefully, this will give you something to think about and start practicing!

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!


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