In today’s post, I will go over some tips to help you combat stress in a survival situation.
In a survival situation, it is vital to be aware of stress’s mental and physical effects.
When you are in a survival situation, many things can contribute to stress.
Stress can affect your ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and it can also affect your health.
Finding ways to combat stress can help you stay focused, keep your mind clear, and keep your body healthy.
Life is stressful enough as it is, but when you’re in a crisis, it may be even more so.
Being prepared for a survival situation
It’s essential always to be prepared for the worst and create your backup plans before it happens.
If not, you might not be able to survive.
But, on the other hand, being ready for an event or disaster can help you stay calm, which is essential to not making things worse.
Flooding, hurricanes, conflict, etc., are all terrible occurrences and scenarios that can leave you agitated.
In most cases, people tend to cope with these traumatic situations by mentally preparing themselves for them.
They imagine what they would do if a situation like this were to occur, and they go through a training routine in their head.
This way, they’ll be able to handle the situation better if it were to ever happen for real.
Signs of being stressed
When you’re stressed, you’ll often notice signs like:
- a racing heart
- an upset stomach
- excessive sweating
You easily become frustrated and enraged.
You may be startled or scared by small things.
You’re depressed and can’t seem to focus. You may have nightmares, experience unpleasant thoughts, and have trouble sleeping.
All of these symptoms are related to stress-associated trauma.
This post will provide you with six techniques to combat stress in a survival situation.
Even though life might feel unpredictable at times, you will not go mad if you keep your head.
1. Deep Breathing
Deep breathing is a great way to calm down. Focus on your breath by taking slow, controlled breaths.
As you breathe, you are also oxygenating your body, which can make you feel more relaxed.
- If you are doing yoga, you are already breathing deeply.
- Take advantage of this time to try to quiet your mind by focusing on your breathing.
- If you are not doing yoga, try to find a place where you can be alone and undisturbed.
The more time you spend breathing deeply, the more oxygenated your body will be.
Take a deep breath, hold it for 4 seconds, then slowly exhale.
Repeat the process three times, and you’ll feel much more refreshed!
Nothing beats physical activity when it comes to de-stressing.
You’ll have a lot of physical work to complete during a crisis.
So continue to move about and obtain as much activity and exercise as possible.
When you’re doing something physically active, your mind doesn’t have time to drift off.
The devil’s workshop is an idle mind.
This is comparable to how individuals use the law of attraction to draw things to them.
You can mentally remove yourself from the difficult situation you’re in by imagining tranquil imagery or desirable outcomes.
By using visualization as a tool you can achieve incredible personal growth and empower yourself.
After learning to use visualization to work on your inner self, you’ll be amazed at the physical and emotional improvements you’ll see in your life.
Like they say, ‘It’s all about mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.’
You’ll feel more in control of the situation if you plan ahead.
One of the reasons so many individuals are stressed is that they believe they have no control over the issue.
They have no idea what to do, and their powerlessness causes them to panic.
You’ll feel more in control and less anxious if you plan your next steps and are proactive.
The act of preparing itself is proactive and keeps feelings of hopelessness at bay.
Remember that it is always good to have a plan with some vital tips set up, especially if you have a family.
Discuss the matter with your family and anyone else who is present.
You will feel better if you communicate with others since expressing your opinions provides an outlet for your pent-up feelings.
If you truly did make a mistake, take responsibility for your actions.
You’ll feel better after you make things right.
But, please don’t beat yourself up over it.
Remember, you’re human! There are times when it’s ok to make mistakes.
It would be best if you followed a daily routine.
Once you find what works for you, stick with it as much a possible.
Just because the world around you is chaotic doesn’t imply your life has to be as well.
Having a routine and sticking to it will help you live a more predictable and stress-free life throughout these trying times.
Even in times of crisis, the typical stress management techniques apply.
So, if you’re losing hope and your spirits are sinking, make sure you’re familiar with a few tactics that work for you and use them.
To Sum it Up
Whether you’re a prepper, a soldier, or just a person who has to deal with a lot of stress and pressure, you’re going to need mental toughness.
Ironically, we need to do more work to be mentally tough, but that’s just the way things work.
A lot of people think about mental toughness as a single trait, but it’s a combination of numerous characteristics like determination, grit, and drive.
But there’s no reason to get discouraged. Mental toughness is something that you can develop with training and practice.
Finding fuel in an empty tank is what mental toughness is all about.
Every survivalist would be wise to remember that when things are going bad, keep going.
Please share this post with all of your survival and prepping peeps.
It helps me out a bunch and helps me keep the lights on here at Total Prepping.