75% of all dr. visits are stress related. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, if we do not secure basic needs such as security of body, employment, resources, the family, healthy, property, food, and water our bodies will respond with a feeling of anxiousness and tenseness, with no motivation to obtain our higher needs of love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Being prepared secures those basic needs and relieves our bodies of stress, and opens the way to obtain our other basic needs.
Being prepared has helped me:
- Survive the too much month left at the end of the check syndrome.
- Get through times of unemployment without losing the house or having bill collectors’ call.
- Lower my monthly food bills.
- Allowed me to stay home and not worry about having food, water, heat, and shelter for my family during major life threatening storms.
- Allowed me to be ready to help other during a head on collision on the highway
- Kept my family and I hydrated and fed when our car broke down in 100 plus degree weather in the middle of nowhere.
- Avoid taking out more student loan debt, while my husband was in school.
- Gave us a peace of mind during a fire storm, wind storm and ice storm that we would have what we needed to be comfortable.
- To endure the hardships of long periods of time without water and electricity with relative ease
- Helped us to be able to save a down for a house
- To be able to assist family and friends during hard times in their lives
- Have a peace of mind when driving 60 miles each way to work during the winter
- To have less stress in our marriage
- To have the peace of mind that if for some reason I could not buy food for an extended period of time we would be ok
- Given me more independence
- Taught me life skills that I wouldn’t have otherwise
- Taught me basic car repair so I could fix my car when it broke down at night in a scary part of town
- Knowledge that I don’t have to rely on government programs if we lost our income
- Knowledge that my husband has a plan in place if he is at work and something happens that he can’t get home
- Knowledge that my husband knows we have a plan in place at home if we have to evacuate when he is not here
- Far less stress in my life
A peace of mind………
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