Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day After Disaster Discussion Topic #6


Feeling like you are prepared can be one of your greatest benefits and hindrances. Let me explain: Having thought through scenarios where you may become stranded or endangered is a great idea. Then you can put together an every day carry kit to face those situations if they should become reality. On the other hand having overconfidence in your abilities to face any situation is also a vulnerable place to be mentally. You should never stop learning, preparing and analyzing. Seeing the situation as you want to see it rather than what it actually is can put you at risk.

Stress can also be your biggest friend in these types of emergency situations. Stress is what causes you to think about the possibilities in the first place and get yourself in some type of mental preparedness state. It also helps you survive in a disaster situation. The stress of surviving, of getting your family to safety, of helping others get through safely can make all the difference. The key here is to maintain a balance. Do not let the stress of worrying about something that may never happen rule your life. Learn the skills you will need, collect the tools you will need but do not let it rule your life. Life is too short to live that way. Also when you are faced with a disaster the stress of the situation can cause a brain overload and make you a useless cog in the system. Control your brain, focus, relax, remember your skills and constantly develop them.

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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