Survivalists know that your mind is the most powerful tool in your arsenal, as long as you know how to use it properly. A survival mindset can help you survive even if you don't have access to any equipment. (h/t to Survivopedia.com)
A survival mindset is made up of many factors, most of which involve being mentally flexible. Here are some exercises that can help you do just that:
Mental flexibility is a must if you want to survive any situation. If you lack this flexibility, you could be one of the casualties when society collapses. (Related: Ready to survive? Make sure to avoid these common prepping mistakes and pitfalls – Part I.)
If you are mentally flexible, you can:
If you hold on to a false sense of security, you might become a victim or put your survival at risk. When SHTF, you need to accept the fact that no one, not even the government, will be there to rescue you. As a survivalist, you must learn to save yourself.
Despite years of practice, negative thoughts can weigh down anyone with a weak will. Having a "will to survive and a degree of stubbornness" helps make up "the survival attitude that will get you through almost anything."
Likewise, if you're a beginner, try not be overwhelmed. Just breathe deeply, and take small steps. Try to get into the survival mindset as you begin your journey. Read some helpful articles online, and ask around for tips from experienced survivalists.
Be realistic about your situation, but hold onto hope for the future. With mental toughness, you can keep going even things seem like they have taken a turn for the worst. Focus on the positive aspect of things, so you don't dwell on the negatives.
Stop thinking "I can’t do this," and tell yourself "I can do this, I am strong, and I will be a survivor."
Never give in to guilt or anger. Blaming yourself or feeling angry when a disaster strike is useless, and you need to "banish" these negative emotions from your "mental toolbox" once you start feeling them.
Bad things will always happen, but remember that a bad situation is only temporary. Always try to find a silver lining.
A survival mindset will help you stay alive in any life or death situation. Keep these tips in mind as you walk your path as a survivalist!
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