Re-post courtesy of MatthiasJ from Kentucky Preppers Network
Mental preparedness is just as important as storing your food and water. In a post SHTF world or any survival situation having your wits about you is going to be your best asset. You can have all the food and water in the world but if you panic and stress out it won't do you much good. You must prepare yourself mentally for anything that could come your way. A tornado, hurricane, lightning strike or any other disaster can happen with little notice. It's important to always stay calm and if you do you're always going to be able to handle the situation better.
Panicking will get you nowhere. When we had the tornado hit our house and neighborhood we didn't panic. After it was over we proceeded to ensure everyone was safe and okay. After that we started salvaging what we could and putting it in the parts of the house that weren't damaged. This saved us lots of money, and saved the insurance company from having to replace a lot of our stuff.
Even in everyday life keeping your stress levels down will help you with your job, social, and home life. Keep a positive attitude and don't let the little things get to you. Be patient with yourself and others. Not everyone thinks and works they way you do so be sure to accommodate for others and be understanding. This is an important part of the prepper mindset that I talk so much about. A prepper is always thinking one step ahead. Be ready for anything and never let your guard down.