Your mental attitude plays an enormous role in overcoming adversity, so develop good mental health. I suggest starting with your spiritual side. Some suggestions: Pray. Read scripture. Go to a Bible-believing church, Attend or start a home church with like-minded folks. Get right with God. And, avoid modern "woke" churches with their liberal Worldly theology. (See my articles: R-17 Dump "Woke" Churches! and R-20 How To Tell If A Church is "Woke")
While you're doing that, work on other aspects of your mental health and attitude. Reconnect with nature, family and friends. Work on building new, positive relationships. Don't be afraid of "weeding out" toxic people from your life. Reduce stress by taking up a fun hobby or two, and learning to relax. Be a life-long learner by reading, taking classes, learning new skills. Deal with your addictions.
A word of dumping toxic folks from your life: To the extent that you can, help those close family and friends who need help. But if you cannot help them, or if they simply refuse to be helped, you need to let them go. We all have toxic people in our lives. People who seem to exist in a constant state of chaos; people who drain us of our energy (and sometimes our money); people who hurt us over and over again, and don't seem to care. Perhaps it is a relative. Or an old friend from your childhood. I'm not saying to dump people when they are going through a rough patch. But there are some folks whose "rough patch" seems to be their entire lives, and they refuse to do anything about it. Don't get sucked into their world of constant chaos, addictions, and bad decisions. Pray for them, help them if they are willing to try, then let them go.
Overcoming any addictions in your life: Are you addicted to tobacco, alcohol, legal or illegal drugs? Struggling with porn or gambling addiction? Addicted to certain foods? TV? Work on overcoming your addictions, whatever they may be, as quickly as possible. Yes, I know - easier said than done. But you don't want to be dealing with an addiction in the middle or just after of a SHTF event. You will have enough danger and stress just from the event, without having to add the dangers, and distractions, of your addiction on top of that. Especially since you may not be able to "feed" your addiction after the event, and therefore will be dealing with withdrawal, which will have both emotional and physical complications.
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