The ability to maintain a positive mental attitude during a survival situation is something that needs to be taking seriously. It’s also something that you need to start working on now, before the SHTF.
Making it through a survival scenario often comes down to how well you can control your emotions. Keeping a positive frame of mind, even in the face of an unthinkable threat, will help you process what’s happening and will help you respond without giving into fear.
Now I’m not suggesting that you ignore the dangers or take on some delusional view of what’s going on. But I am suggesting that you need to keep a level head, regardless of your circumstances. In a survival situation griping about your circumstances or wallowing on your problems will do one thing, IT WILL GET YOU KILLED!
In a Survival Situation you need to be able to work on solutions, not wallow in self-pity. Every obstacle that you face will likely present a solution – if you have a level head and can look for it. If you spend all your time crying about the problem, the opportunity to survive will pass you by.
The Work Starts Now
The most important thing to remember about mastering your emotions is that it takes time. While it only takes a second for fear and anger to invade your mind, it can take years to really master the ability to tune these emotions out during a stressful situation.
Being able to maintain a positive attitude in a stressful situation takes practice. It’s not an easy thing to master, but once you do it will be well worth the effort.
How to prepare your mind for survival:
- Prepare yourself for Battle– People who are prepared and know what to expect during an emergency situation are far less likely to fall into the grips of depression and fear. The more you train, the better you will be able to respond both physically and mentally to a stressful SHTF situation.
- Practice Relaxation Techniques – Learning how to relax in a stressful situation is crucial to your survival. Deep breathing techniques, stretching, studying positive attitude, and other relaxation techniques are valuable skills that you should learn.
- Manage your Fears – Fear is a natural part of life and something that has been hard-wired into our DNA to help us survive. A Survivalist needs to learn how to control his anxiety to ensure his survival in any situation.